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    We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction. In a nutshell, Hivos will bring more […]

    January 22, 2021
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    By Sally Akinyi and Churchill Ongere As Ugandans headed to the polls yesterday, the country and the East African region at large was deeply worried by an election cycle marked by prolonged periods of protest, police brutality, and undue restrictions of civil liberties like free expression, association, and access to information. Close to one hundred […]

    January 15, 2021
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    In the run-up to IDAHOT on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we’re sharing stories from the countries where Hivos is committed to the LGBT community. In more than 25 countries, we work with LGBT organizations and activists. That collaboration often goes back decades. Slowly but surely, we are working on […]

    May 11, 2020
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    Hivos is excited to partner with Nesta and the British Council in launching the Creative Hubs Academy in Indonesia, Brazil, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This is a new learning program that brings leaders of creative hubs together to share experiences and increase the impact of their hub. Creative hubs – whether physical or virtual […]

    July 5, 2019
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    Civil society is under threat worldwide. Organizations and activists, trade unions, independent media and human rights defenders. All those who stand up for freedom of expression, human rights, a safe and clean environment and a livable climate in the future are struggling to keep their heads above water. They are being thwarted by governments and […]

    November 17, 2018
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    Fighting the effects of climate change topped the agenda at the Biogas Digester Conference from 2 to 4 October in Burkina Faso, attended by 250 energy experts from West and Central Africa. The eight participating countries agreed on their weapon of choice. They will adopt and upscale bio-digester technologies and improve collaboration to develop market-based biogas sectors. […]

    October 8, 2018
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    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
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    A collaborative effort for procurement reform in Makueni County Makueni County has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to adopt the Open Contracting approach – an effort that will transform its procurement processes in order to fight graft. In collaboration with Hivos East Africa and the Development Gateway, the new partnership will support the County to develop […]

    June 28, 2018
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    Digital Earth is a six-month fellowship for artists and designers based in Africa or Asia working across a variety of media who would like to investigate our current technological reality. It is a unique research support program that helps experienced artists to reflect, research, experiment and produce work. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend […]

    June 27, 2018
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    About Hivos Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Our primary focus is achieving structural change through cooperation with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies. Our work in the agricultural sector promotes increased supply and access to […]

    June 7, 2018