Hivos (Humanist Institute for Cooperation in full, Dutch: Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) is a Dutch organization for development. Hivos provides financial support to organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia. It provides advocacy and supports knowledge sharing in the fields of social change, digital activism and rural innovations.
Hivos Foundation was founded in 1968 by the Humanist Association, the Association and Humanitas Weezenkas. Hivos is not a religious organization and it was established also in response to the dominance of religious organizations working in the field of development in The Netherlands.
Fields of study: Gender Studies, International Development, Energy & Natural Resources, Agriculture & Food Security, Law & Human Rights