• news

    Hivos is pleased to announce the second Colourful Workplaces Conference on 19 and 20 February 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Colourful Workplaces Conference is Africa’s leading conference on diversity and inclusion and takes place biennially. The conference brings together thought leaders and key decision makers to share ideas and inspire inclusive African societies. Their main […]

    January 15, 2020
  • news

    Premier open contracting portal launched in Makueni County, Kenya On December 9 2019, Anti-Corruption Day, in Kenya one message was clear: the fight against corruption needs to be innovative because corruption is likewise becoming more inventive each year. The occasion was marked in Makueni County by leaders from across Kenya who gathered to celebrate strides […]

    December 18, 2019
  • news

    The private screening of the first-ever interactive virtual reality (VR) series on creative cities was screened at The NRB Bus on Friday 13, December 2019 after its release Thursday 12, December 2019. Africa Space Makers (ASM) is an interactive 360 Mockumentary series on creative spaces and subculture in Africa produced by Cultural Video Production Ltd, […]

    December 17, 2019
  • news

    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
  • news

      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
  • news

     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
  • news

    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
  • news

    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
  • news

    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
  • news

    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