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    Creative and cultural goods are not only important footprints in bolstering socio-economic growth but in spurring expression and innovation, which are critical in democratic societies. The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has been ravishing socially and economically with the creative sector amongst the sectors having been hardest hit. This effect has been witnessed globally, with […]

    December 8, 2020
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    When Asha Obonyo, joined Cenacle farm in January 2020, she had a lot of plans for the year. However, her aspirations were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which almost crippled the flower industry in Kenya. Ms Obonyo who works in the irrigation department, had to stay at home for a few months as the situation […]

    November 20, 2020
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    When the government of Kenya announced that the Covid- 19 pandemic had hit the country in March 2020, many businesses were thrown into panic mode. Many were caught unaware, and had no plans on how to navigate the health and operational challenges brought about by the pandemic. Action planning However, at Fides Kenya farm things […]

    November 20, 2020
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    Press Release Nairobi, 11 August 2020-Statistics from the UN indicate that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have had their genitals mutilated – suffering one of the most inhumane acts of gender-based violence in the world. Reverend Timothy Njoya, a retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and a leading […]

    August 11, 2020
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    Civil Society Organisations under Hivos East Africa’s Women@Work Campaign and the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) today dispatched food packages and mobile money transfers worth approximately 75,000 euros (equivalent to KES 8 Million) to workers in selected flower farms. A total of 7,000 workers in the flower sector are set to receive the rations as a […]

    July 24, 2020
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    Dear Reader, I welcome you to our 2019 annual report. This report features our work in East Africa where we have been championing just and fair societies since we started working in the region over 50 years ago. 2019 was a year filled with interesting twists and turns but such times only gave us the […]

    July 14, 2020
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    Hivos East Africa announces a new call for proposals for our audio visual content production grants. Targeting a myriad of artists only in Uganda and Tanzania, the second phase of the Resource Of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) program, will continue to support a new generation of makers from the creative and cultural sector to produce alternative […]

    June 15, 2020
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    Hivos and IIED, together with Climate Tracker, are happy to launch the Sustainable Food Media Fellowship to fund journalists from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia to work on investigative reports. We are looking for young journalists from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia who want to write incredible stories about the production of food and access to sustainable […]

    June 8, 2020
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    Alternative spaces for free expression are on the rise in Africa. As voices of freedom, they’re quickly taking up their place as avenues where sexual and gender minorities can freely express themselves in audiovisual spaces such as podcasts. Selly Thiam is a journalist, filmmaker, radio producer, writer and the executive producer and host of AfroQueer. AfroQueer is […]

    May 29, 2020