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    Hivos, The Prince Claus Fund, and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) are proud to announce the launch of Forces of Art – Perspectives from a Changing World. This publication is the result of a major global research project we initiated jointly to investigate the transformative force of art and culture on the lives of people […]

    September 22, 2020
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    By Nout van der Vaart, Hivos Advocacy Officer Sustainable Food The world is facing ever more challenges as the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. Presidents and heads of states must now attend the annual General Assembly digitally. But this is a tiny inconvenience compared to the ways Covid-19 has impacted the world […]

    September 21, 2020
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    “The rapid loss of nature, ecosystems and biodiversity is not only threatening our environment but also health, diets, development, social equity and human rights.”– WWF & Civil Society Call to Action Hivos stands firmly behind this statement, which encapsulates a broad civil society call to action urging heads of state and government to set nature, […]

    September 18, 2020
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    Hivos welcomes the swift reaction of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta following the exposé of alleged abuse of funds meant to buy medical supplies for the Covid-19 pandemic. During Kenya’s Covid-19 Virtual Conference held this Monday, the President stated, “I also hereby direct that the Ministry of Health, within the next 30 days, must come up […]

    September 2, 2020
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    African Space Makers and Apes in Space make their big debut African storytelling is re-emerging as a form of creative expression as it embraces modern techniques to celebrate culture, freedom, food, fashion, bustling African cities and the diversity of African people. A new generation of African creatives is going against the norm and freely expressing […]

    August 24, 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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    Stephanie Muchai is Hivos’ current East Africa lead for the global Open Up Contracting program. Open contracting aims to support governments to procure and deliver public goods and services for citizens efficiently and transparently. She works directly with local, national and regional partners towards more open and responsive governments. Recently, Stephanie was shortlisted as a candidate […]

    July 28, 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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    Working together with communities and investing in their social capacity are the key to success in the transition to 100% electric cooking, shows the new “Beyond Fire: Backcasting a pathway to fully electric cooking in rural Kenya by 2030” released by Hivos and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). This new report calls for a better understanding […]

    July 9, 2020