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    Hivos East Africa announces a new call for proposals for our audio visual content production grants. Targeting a myriad of artists only in Uganda and Tanzania, the second phase of the Resource Of Open Minds (R.O.O.M) program, will continue to support a new generation of makers from the creative and cultural sector to produce alternative […]

    June 15, 2020
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    We’re thrilled to announce the release of a 10-track album that was made during last year’s edition of African Crossroads. KIUNGA, the Swahili equivalent of “crossroads”, features music that represents a contemporary blend of Afro urban music, from classical Taarab to Afrofusion and the thumping energy of East African dance hall. The album was launched […]

    June 15, 2020
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    This week, George Floyd’s funeral service was held in Houston, in the United States. The videos of his killing at the hands of police officers have ignited worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. From Cape Town to Minneapolis and from Sao Paolo to Amsterdam. Hundreds of thousands of people are expressing their anger, […]

    June 11, 2020
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    Hivos and IIED, together with Climate Tracker, are happy to launch the Sustainable Food Media Fellowship to fund journalists from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia to work on investigative reports. We are looking for young journalists from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia who want to write incredible stories about the production of food and access to sustainable […]

    June 8, 2020
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    Alternative spaces for free expression are on the rise in Africa. As voices of freedom, they’re quickly taking up their place as avenues where sexual and gender minorities can freely express themselves in audiovisual spaces such as podcasts. Selly Thiam is a journalist, filmmaker, radio producer, writer and the executive producer and host of AfroQueer. AfroQueer is […]

    May 29, 2020
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the world’s biodiversity can be a forge in fighting diseases, which is critical for the burgeoning global population. According to the Alliance of Biodiversity International, a staggering 800 million (with the numbers expected to rise) are already affected by hunger- an aftershock- that will be experienced during and after […]

    May 22, 2020
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    By Caroline Wahome High food prices and loss of income have emerged as the major concerns for women working on flower farms in Kenya. A rapid assessment of the effects of COVID-19 by Hivos East Africa Women@Work indicates that food security is a major concern mainly due to job losses and increasing food prices. The […]

    May 14, 2020
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    In the run-up to IDAHOT on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we’re sharing stories from the countries where Hivos is committed to the LGBT community. In more than 25 countries, we work with LGBT organizations and activists. That collaboration often goes back decades. Slowly but surely, we are working on […]

    May 11, 2020
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    Civil society efforts in OGP are winning The growing need for governments to foster transparent and accountability has been apparent in current times. Ideals of populism have been on the rise with trust in governments slowly waning due to corruption and lack of openness in the use of public funds. We have observed how cultures […]

    May 5, 2020