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    By Levis Maina “I am proud to be gay.” These were the words of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, in a 2014 article he wrote for the Bloomberg BusinessWeek making him the first and only Fortune 500 CEO to come out publicly about his sexuality. The announcement made headlines all over the world and brought to […]

    June 6, 2019
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    Makueni County ‘s adoption of the open contracting approach in 2018 signaled its commitment to improve efficiency, participation and openness in public procurement. Today, the county has made a step closer in transforming its public procurement processes by joining a movement of local governments and municipalities globally from Phillipines, Indonesia, Argentina, Ghana, Mexico, Columbia, Bolivia, […]

    May 29, 2019
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    Session: storytelling for public contracting reforms Delivery of quality goods and services is paramount to attaining social transformation in any country. Proper roads, hospitals, schools, electricity, food, medicine among others are the cogs that are necessary to enhance the quality of life of citizens. This year’s theme at the Open Government Partnership: participation, inclusion and […]

    May 25, 2019
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    Uganda is famous around the world for its richness in terms of biological diversity.  Whether one is in Northern or Central Uganda, chances are you have access to a greater variety of food than your parents or grandparents once did. But even as the offerings become more diverse, the global diet as a whole – […]

    May 21, 2019
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    The voices around climate change adaption have often been dominated by shift in policies, decision makers in governments and sometimes involve citizens at the bare minimum. While the shift is a massive move globally to mitigate the current climate crisis, most citizens at the bottom of the pyramid continue to grapple with food insecurity, environmental […]

    May 14, 2019
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    Call for Photographs of Kenyan Women Dressed In the Fashion of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s Is your mother or grandmother one of those stylish women who wore miniskirts, hot-pants, bellbottoms, platform shoes, afro-hair styles in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s? Well, we want to hear from you!  What are we looking for? We want […]

    May 7, 2019
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    By Faith Muiruri Rwanda’s informal sector workers can now breathe easy following an amendment to the labour law that guarantees them a minimum wage. According to the Secretary General of Rwanda Workers Trade Union Federation, Biraboneye Africain, the new law will help harmonise salaries in the informal sector. Speaking during this year’s women@work campaign partners […]

    April 29, 2019
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    Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) Mtandao On April 2, 2019, held a pre-National budget dialogue-stakeholders’ forum in Dar es salaam Tanzania. The forum which brought together more 70 participants from Government institutions, CSOs, higher learning institutions, academicians, individual activists, community animators and development partners was themed “Promoting a National Budget that is inclusive and responds […]

    April 17, 2019
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    Tanzania is amongst the world’s top coffee producers. At 30,000-40,000 metric tonnes annually, the country is making its mark in brewing the world’s most favorite beverage. However the taste, flavor and aroma of this popular beverage is filled with twists and turns of inequality. For an avid coffee consumer, the thoughts around the true cost […]

    March 27, 2019
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    The cultural and creative sector in East Africa is a sleeping giant. Experts argue that the sector can thrive when given a little push in the right direction. Hivos East Africa’s interest in this sector emerges from the right to free expression. While the sector has the power to stimulate economic growth and social justice, […]

    March 25, 2019