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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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    Shifting the narrative on women’s rights Conversations about social change are not always easy, be it around the dinner table or in the halls of government. That’s why Hivos is adopting a novel approach to supporting advocacy in an upcoming women’s empowerment campaign in Egypt, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Tunisia. For this campaign, Hivos is connecting […]

    September 19, 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
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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