Sustainability Exchange


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Organisation profile

Hivos is an international development organisation guided by humanist values. Together with local civil society organisations in developing countries, Hivos wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. A world in which all citizens, both women and men, have equal access to opportunities and resources for development and can participate actively and equally in decision-making processes that determine their lives, their society and their future. Hivos trusts in the creativity and capacity of people. Quality, cooperation and innovation are core values in Hivos’ programme development and business philosophies. Hivos is committed to people in Africa, Asia and Latin America who are systematically blocked from rights, opportunities and resources. A lasting improvement in their situation is the ultimate measure for our work. One of the guiding principles of our philosophy is strengthening the social position of women.

Contact information
Year of establishment: 
+31 (0)70 376 55 00
Full address: 
Raamweg 16 2596 HL The Hague The Netherlands
Country of activity:
East Africa, South Africa, South America, South East Asia, Latin America, India, Europe, Central America
Working language(s):
English, Dutch; Flemish, Spanish
Expertise in Sustainability *:
Discrimination & equal opportunity
Energy management
Child labour