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    Over the last two years, Seed Savers Network a social enterprise dedicated to improving seed access and agro-biodiversity conservation in partnership with Hivos East Africa has been researching and documenting crops that are under-utilised in Kenya. After months of research, documentation and analysis the findings from farmers’ as well as nutritionists were documented in a […]

    December 4, 2019
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      From December 3rd–7th, delegates from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa will gather in Nakuru, Kenya, to participate in the event “Shaping the future of food system in Africa”. Delegates are members of the Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) network, the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN), as well as the Hivos Sustainable Diets for […]

    December 3, 2019
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     Art, music, food and innovation: The African Crossroads combo on Saturday The second edition of the African Crossroads (being held in Mombasa, Kenya) bringing together 170 participants from 30 countries in Europe, Africa and South America will be open to the public on 23 November 2019. The events of the Open Day will be held […]

    November 20, 2019
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    Kwame Nyong’o is a visual artist, animator and writer. As a graduate of a school of fine arts in the US, Kwame has created various animations and produced several children’s books such as I love Ugali (a type of maize flour porridge)  and Sukuma Wiki (a traditional vegetable dish in East Africa ), that tell […]

    November 19, 2019
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    Fatoumata Sanfo lives in Burkina Faso, in the heart of the Sahel region. For her, “socio-economic transformation” simply means access to clean, safe and affordable energy to cook meals for her family. Her story is representative of the worrying global situation of populations in developing countries still dependent on firewood and charcoal as a source […]

    November 11, 2019
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    Brewing equality in the coffee sector The world of coffee is “murky”. For a consumer, grabbing their favorite latte or mocha each morning is part of an integral routine in their everyday lives. Most believe they can’t function without a ‘cuppa’, and for many it’s the perfect fuel they need ahead of a presentation at […]

    October 28, 2019
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    Dear Reader, It gives me great pleasure to present to you our 2018 annual report. This report is a representation of our work in East Africa, particularly in advancing a just and fair society. For almost five decades in East Africa, we have partnered with visionaries, individuals and frontrunners to inspire social change. Together, our […]

    October 25, 2019
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    Artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, researchers and thought leaders from all over Africa have been invited to attend. The second edition of African Crossroads will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 20 to 23 November 2019. Themed “Sense The City”, the event cuts across scientific, artistic, technological and entrepreneurial lines and will be held at different […]

    October 24, 2019
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    Hivos is excited to announce the release of the Digital First Aid Kit, a free resource produced by RaReNet and CiviCERT to help digital security trainers, rapid responders and tech-savvy activists better protect themselves and the communities they support against the most common types of digital emergencies. The kit can also be used by human […]

    October 21, 2019
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    To honor World Food Day this October, Hivos East Africa is intentionally ruffling feathers of the eating habits of the common status quo in Nairobi. What are your eating patterns? Are the foods you consume safe for the environment? How do you access your traditional foods? And if you do are they affordable? For the […]

    October 17, 2019