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    By Sally Akinyi and Churchill Ongere As Ugandans headed to the polls yesterday, the country and the East African region at large was deeply worried by an election cycle marked by prolonged periods of protest, police brutality, and undue restrictions of civil liberties like free expression, association, and access to information. Close to one hundred […]

    January 15, 2021
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    Creative and cultural goods are not only important footprints in bolstering socio-economic growth but in spurring expression and innovation, which are critical in democratic societies. The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has been ravishing socially and economically with the creative sector amongst the sectors having been hardest hit. This effect has been witnessed globally, with […]

    December 8, 2020
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    African Crossroads is a community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers initiated and organized by Hivos. They gather every year to reflect critically on the most pioneering entrepreneurial, scientific, artistic, and technological developments anchored in African intellectual and technological traditions. African Crossroads is a space where African collective intelligence and creativity meet to positively shape […]

    December 2, 2020
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    By Imungu Kalevera, Program Associate, Women@Work Campaign Marking its 29th year of observance and action, the Global 16 Days campaign is the longest running campaign against sexual and gender-based violence against women. Happily, in June 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the Violence and Harassment Convention C190. This marked the culmination of years of campaigning […]

    November 25, 2020
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    When Asha Obonyo, joined Cenacle farm in January 2020, she had a lot of plans for the year. However, her aspirations were disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which almost crippled the flower industry in Kenya. Ms Obonyo who works in the irrigation department, had to stay at home for a few months as the situation […]

    November 20, 2020
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    When the government of Kenya announced that the Covid- 19 pandemic had hit the country in March 2020, many businesses were thrown into panic mode. Many were caught unaware, and had no plans on how to navigate the health and operational challenges brought about by the pandemic. Action planning However, at Fides Kenya farm things […]

    November 20, 2020
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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