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Green and Inclusive Energy

  • Green and Inclusive Energy


    To meet energy needs of women and men for their daily activities and livelihoods by transitioning to renewable energy systems that create economic opportunities (especially for women) and reduce the effects of climate change.


    El Salvador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe


    Energy lies at the heart of human progress. Yet, more than a billion people do not have access to affordable, reliable and clean energy. This seriously limits their prospects for decent health, education, livelihoods, employment – and sustainable food supplies. Decentralized renewable energy solutions for those who cannot access the central grid are essential to overcome this situation.


    Green and Inclusive Energy works to influence energy policies and practices so investments in decentralized renewable energy will increase. The program does this through advocacy, by working in coalitions with governments and private sector partners and by improving the effectiveness of local energy and non-energy partners. GIE’s strong focus on lobby engages citizens and sparks public debate to help tip the public policy balance towards more decentralized people-centered energy systems.

    Results so far

    In 2016, GIE made a tangible contribution to getting the Marrakech Action Proclamation for Climate and Sustainable Development adopted by nearly 200 nations at COP22 (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). Results at country level include integrating gender into the draft five-year SE4All National Implementation Plan of the Ministry of Energy in Tanzania, while in Nepal the program helped seven civil society organizations to establish the CSO Energy Forum. In Kenya, the county government of Kajido has committed to work with Hivos through GIE to change energy sector policy and demonstrate how decentralized renewable energy can benefit the entire country.

    Period and budget

    2016-2020, €13.8 million


    Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (donor), ENERGIA, IIED, ACCESS, CAN and 25 national level implementing partners

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