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    ‘’Question, question, question everything and anything. Question, especially power structures, ideas and institutions,’’ Stella Nyanzi, 2021. Hivos, through its Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M.) program, has been enabling a new generation of artists to produce critical cultural content on the African continent. Especially within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has posed serious challenges […]

    September 20, 2021
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    Local communities should be involved in influencing decision-making at the local level and up the chain to the global level. This is especially true for Africa’s communities, who are least responsible for climate change, but suffering most from climate impact. Hivos will be accelerating this debate and much more on 26 September 2021 from 17:00-18:00hrs […]

    September 14, 2021
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    Worldwide, a disproportionate number of LGBTIQ+ people are poor, unemployed and economically disadvantaged. Hivos wants to change this. So this year we kicked off our five-year ‘Free to be Me’ program. Together with local organizations from 14 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, we will strive to increase the socio-economic rights of the […]

    August 19, 2021
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    You can easily pass Tabu Osusa on the streets of Nairobi without recognizing this historical figure’s contribution to East Africa’s arts and cultural space. Born 67 years ago in Western Kenya, Tabu has carved out a name for himself in the arts, culture and music scene. He has put on different hats in his 40-year […]

    August 17, 2021
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    By the We Lead team Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right as well as a human development issue that countries and states must strive to fulfil. But this is a right that is seemingly at a crossroads of gross violations. The shocking news of the Kenyan government’s complacency in allowing expired family […]

    July 22, 2021
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    Climate change cannot wait. This is a statement that is not far from the truth. Catastrophic environmental disasters have been on the rise through floods, famine and hunger. And now, the world is facing a pandemic that has decimated lives at a massive scale. At the heart of the climate change debate are also communities […]

    July 21, 2021
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    For Ekal Erupe, a nomadic Turkana pastoralist from Kenya, sovereignty means a sense of authority over his cattle -a source of his livelihood – and sharing resources with his neighbours from the Karamoja community across the border in Uganda. The history of cross-border pastoralist communities has been marred by -clan tensions and resources driven- conflicts […]

    July 15, 2021
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    This is a series of stories from the Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) Program, New Ways of Working focus area. Through this new area we have on boarded 8 grantees in our continued support to defend the waning civic space in East Africa. Contribution by guest blogger- Natasha Simma Fleeing home to seek refuge and settle […]

    July 14, 2021
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    This is a series of stories from the Resource of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) Program, New Ways of Working focus area. Through this new area we have on boarded 8 grantees in our continued support to defend the waning civic space in East Africa. The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has had its fare share of challenges affecting […]

    July 1, 2021
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    By Mendi Njonjo, Regional Director, Hivos East Africa As the rest of the world continued with information exchanges online, a wall of silence fell on citizens of Nigeria on Friday, June 4, 2021. The federal government announced a ban on Twitter, leading to a full blackout affecting millions of users that is now entering its […]

    June 10, 2021