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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
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    On July 22, the Nation Media Group (NMG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on an Open Contracting (OC) portal that will provide the general public with open data on public procurement. The OC portal will connect with relevant media stories, host fact-based storytelling and provide information for researchers. It will also keep […]

    July 23, 2019
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    Have you ever been told to “act like a man” or “act like a lady”? Are you aware of your biases? Do you know how to be truly inclusive? Hivos is proud to present a new online training that will help you and your organization address these questions. Our Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, […]

    July 9, 2019
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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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    Community Media Fund in East, West and Southern Africa The role of media and journalism is not confined to news organisations, broadcasting companies or governments—within Africa, a large and growing community media sector is linked to enterprises, civil society, educational institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that focus on issues of transparency, accountability and governance. The […]

    July 4, 2019
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    Call for applications: Hivos announces second edition of African Crossroads Are you living or working in Africa and interested in exploring the continent’s cutting-edge trends in art, technology, design, and entrepreneurship? Would you like to join a community of Africans working to positively shape the future of African cities? Apply before June 23 to attend […]

    June 13, 2019
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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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    Today’s High Court ruling against the petitions seeking to decriminalize Section 162 (A, C) and 165 of the Kenyan Penal Code is a huge step backwards from the fulfilment of human rights for all. These sections – remnants of Kenya’s colonial-era laws – consider homosexual acts a felony punishable by up to 14 years of […]

    May 24, 2019