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    Call for applications: Hivos announces second edition of African Crossroads Are you living or working in Africa and interested in exploring the continent’s cutting-edge trends in art, technology, design, and entrepreneurship? Would you like to join a community of Africans working to positively shape the future of African cities? Apply before June 23 to attend […]

    June 13, 2019
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    By Levis Maina “I am proud to be gay.” These were the words of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, in a 2014 article he wrote for the Bloomberg BusinessWeek making him the first and only Fortune 500 CEO to come out publicly about his sexuality. The announcement made headlines all over the world and brought to […]

    June 6, 2019
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    Makueni County ‘s adoption of the open contracting approach in 2018 signaled its commitment to improve efficiency, participation and openness in public procurement. Today, the county has made a step closer in transforming its public procurement processes by joining a movement of local governments and municipalities globally from Phillipines, Indonesia, Argentina, Ghana, Mexico, Columbia, Bolivia, […]

    May 29, 2019
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    Session: storytelling for public contracting reforms Delivery of quality goods and services is paramount to attaining social transformation in any country. Proper roads, hospitals, schools, electricity, food, medicine among others are the cogs that are necessary to enhance the quality of life of citizens. This year’s theme at the Open Government Partnership: participation, inclusion and […]

    May 25, 2019
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    Today’s High Court ruling against the petitions seeking to decriminalize Section 162 (A, C) and 165 of the Kenyan Penal Code is a huge step backwards from the fulfilment of human rights for all. These sections – remnants of Kenya’s colonial-era laws – consider homosexual acts a felony punishable by up to 14 years of […]

    May 24, 2019
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    Uganda is famous around the world for its richness in terms of biological diversity.  Whether one is in Northern or Central Uganda, chances are you have access to a greater variety of food than your parents or grandparents once did. But even as the offerings become more diverse, the global diet as a whole – […]

    May 21, 2019
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    Interview with Sheikh Ibrahim Washenga, an imam from Mombasa Kenya’s debate on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people has been fueled by our historical penal code 162 that criminalizes homosexuality. While we could make history on May 24, 2019 by decriminalizing the penal code, justice towards LGBTI persons in Kenya still has a […]

    May 17, 2019
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    The voices around climate change adaption have often been dominated by shift in policies, decision makers in governments and sometimes involve citizens at the bare minimum. While the shift is a massive move globally to mitigate the current climate crisis, most citizens at the bottom of the pyramid continue to grapple with food insecurity, environmental […]

    May 14, 2019
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    Call for Photographs of Kenyan Women Dressed In the Fashion of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s Is your mother or grandmother one of those stylish women who wore miniskirts, hot-pants, bellbottoms, platform shoes, afro-hair styles in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s? Well, we want to hear from you!  What are we looking for? We want […]

    May 7, 2019
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    63,000 children out of work and into school! The Stop Child Labour coalition (coordinated by Hivos) and its 25 partner organizations are celebrating a milestone: 15 years of the coalition’s successful work. Fifteen years ago, the Stop Child Labour campaign launched with this credo: “school is the best place to work.”  Basically, no child should […]

    May 7, 2019