• It has been eight years since the ‘iconic’ Sumba Iconic Island (SII) programme progressed from its early stage in 2010. With the adamant belief of having a 100% renewable energy by 2025, now the programme has managed to raise the electrification ratio from 24,5% in 2010 to 50,9% in 2018. In addition, the programme has […]

    November 27, 2018
  • Since September 2013, Hivos managed a global program called Making All Voices Count (MAVC). In short, MAVC is about promoting the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in making all voices in the society heard and matter to improve transparency, accountability and governance in each participating country. Together with Ghana, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania, Indonesia was part of the […]

    November 26, 2018
  • Diving Deep in Open Contracting Through Open Government Partnership Network Hivos Southeast Asia is advancing its initiatives in Open Contracting through the network of Open Government Partnership (OGP) Regional Meeting in Korea. Hivos took part in the meeting where open government leaders and practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific region gathered to raise collective ambition and […]

    November 7, 2018
  • Global warming of 2°C above pre-industrial levels is substantially more harmful than 1.5°C, according to the new report on global warming launched by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A mere two-degree rise in the average global temperature would significantly impact human life, the economy and the global environment. It would mean more severe and longer […]

    October 8, 2018
  • The seeds of social entrepreneurship in Indonesia have been growing quickly, but are still predominantly found amongst the middle classes in urban areas. Social entrepreneurship opportunities rarely reach the lower middle class or those living outside large cities. “Idea Jam” is Hivos’ way to offer “idea incubation” to everyone, using a tailored program that gives […]

    June 19, 2018
  • Changing the landscape of public contracting very often needs strong government champions. However, Bojonegoro, a lesser-known and small sub-district in East Java province in Indonesia, was selected by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as one of the fifteen regions in the world to become a pilot area because of its high commitment to creating an […]

    April 11, 2018
  • Hivos and ARTICLE 19 are alarmed at the news that the Philippine government has declared 600 people to be ‘communist terrorists’. The list of names includes the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples, and human rights defenders including indigenous leaders from the Cordillera Region who are a part of the network […]

    April 4, 2018
  • In late November 2017 as part of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women, Hivos Southeast Asia’s partner Asosiasaun Chega Ba Ita (ACbit) launched a month-long, multi-media awareness campaign showcasing the journeys of Timorese women who are survivors (not victims) of gender-based violence. This campaign, called Civil Society and Good Governance […]

    February 26, 2018
  • Hivos Residency Fellows, Moloka and SiMaggie, were invited to speak at ‘Impact Night November’ hosted by PLUS (Platform Usaha Sosial) and Jakarta Social Entrepreneurs at Impact Hub Jakarta. The event itself is part of a regular series aimed at strengthening the social entrepreneurship ecosystem through learning and networking sessions on various business topics. In line […]

    January 5, 2018
  • The Bandung Food Change Lab – an exciting new social change process for a fairer, greener local food system in Bandung, Indonesia – has produced five innovative prototypes that could address common, yet often overlooked, issues affecting how low-income groups access affordable food from street vendors. On 23 November at a Knowledge Café event, the […]

    December 19, 2017