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    Over the last two years, Seed Savers Network a social enterprise dedicated to improving seed access and agro-biodiversity conservation in partnership with Hivos East Africa has been researching and documenting crops that are under-utilised in Kenya. After months of research, documentation and analysis the findings from farmers’ as well as nutritionists were documented in a […]

    December 4, 2019
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      From December 3rd–7th, delegates from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa will gather in Nakuru, Kenya, to participate in the event “Shaping the future of food system in Africa”. Delegates are members of the Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) network, the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN), as well as the Hivos Sustainable Diets for […]

    December 3, 2019
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     Art, music, food and innovation: The African Crossroads combo on Saturday The second edition of the African Crossroads (being held in Mombasa, Kenya) bringing together 170 participants from 30 countries in Europe, Africa and South America will be open to the public on 23 November 2019. The events of the Open Day will be held […]

    November 20, 2019
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    Kwame Nyong’o is a visual artist, animator and writer. As a graduate of a school of fine arts in the US, Kwame has created various animations and produced several children’s books such as I love Ugali (a type of maize flour porridge)  and Sukuma Wiki (a traditional vegetable dish in East Africa ), that tell […]

    November 19, 2019
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    Dear Reader, It gives me great pleasure to present to you our 2018 annual report. This report is a representation of our work in East Africa, particularly in advancing a just and fair society. For almost five decades in East Africa, we have partnered with visionaries, individuals and frontrunners to inspire social change. Together, our […]

    October 25, 2019
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    One Friday evening in Kenya’s buzzing capital, Nairobi, fashion designers gathered not to just to meet, greet, show their collections and have fun, but to spark critical conversations about the role of sustainable fashion in promoting just and fair societies. Organized by Metta Nairobi and supported by Hivos East Africa, Nest and DusitD2, the Fashion […]

    October 3, 2019
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    ‘Free the seed’ is not just turning out to be a fancy tag line on paper. For Caroline Alango, it’s a lived reality for the change she desires to see in the seed sector.   As the founder of Dash Crop Limited, Caroline’s journey began in 2014 with a cassava seed. Her drive was only […]

    September 24, 2019
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    By Caroline Wahome Access to experts is one of main challenges journalists are struggling with in their quest to publish stories related to food, the journalist have said. The members of the fourth estate had convened in Kampala, Uganda at a forum organized by Hivos under the theme “Positioning Media for policy influence of food […]

    September 5, 2019
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    By Caroline Wahome The Ethiopian parliament on July 5, 2019 approved a draft Labour Proclamation (Proclamation) to replace what has been in existence for 16 years also known as Labour Proclamation No. 377/2003. The revised law has introduced a rule to regulate workplace sexual harassment and sexual violence. The National Federation of Farm, Plantation, Fishery […]

    September 2, 2019
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    Mettā announces their third fashion product lab cohort powered by Hivos East Africa. The designers accepted into the program were selected after a rigorous multi-phase selection process which focused on the viability of their fashion businesses, creative designs and portfolio, and their potential to scale across the continent and globally. Mettā Nairobi, in partnership with […]

    August 20, 2019