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In 2014, I was struck by a CNN interview with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then Nigeria’s finance minister, in which she was asked about her country’s new draconian anti-LGBT law which had been signed just two months before. The “Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act”  criminalized public displays of affection between same-sex couples and restricted the work of LGBTI organizations.

(Photo by Tamara Kaunda for our partner IIED.)

Entrepreneurs in the ‘green’ sector, by definition, provide environmentally-friendly products and services. But sometimes what defines ‘green entrepreneurs’ is the fact that they provide...

In an era of shrinking civic space across the globe, avenues for citizens to participate in key decision making are few.  Slow Food Uganda, one of the implementing partners of Hivos under...

We invest in a world where entrepreneurial local people are developing new solutions for some of the most challenging problems of our time. There are many other options for sustainably increasing food production and...

 ... but at the same time stay true to their values

When we look at the way organisations communicate, we often see that NGOs, like Hivos, are particularly fond of imposing their own worldview...

Media reports in Uganda two weeks ago revealed that butchers are using formalin to extend the shelf-life of meat. Formalin — a substance meant to preserve dead bodies has become popular in butcheries as...

Real fixes for Nairobi County Procurement

Hivos is gravely concerned by reports of public contracting and procurement anomalies reported to be occurring within the Nairobi City County Government. At the heart of the reported...

 The Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) Bill puts the future of Uganda under threat: Slow Food offers a different way forward.

“In Uganda, Slow Food continues to embrace, implement and disseminate agroecological practices as the legitimate...

World AIDS day on December 1 is always a global opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV. Back in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. As Hivos, we...

By The #OCGlobal17 conveners: Open Contracting Partnership, Hivos, The B Team, the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), and Article 19

What a ride! We’re still on a high from #OCGlobal17,...

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