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    Aim To improve all citizens’ rights and access to quality SRHR services – particularly of women, girls, key populations and marginalized groups – in a safe, fair and equitable manner. Where Southern and East Africa: Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe Why Patriarchy and a heterosexual norm create deeply entrenched attitudes and practices that […]

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    The Social Accountability Kenya program has reached the end of its funding period and is now finalized. Aim To improve transparency and accountability in government and increase public participation in political and development processes using digital media and technology. Where Kenya Why Government transparency and open access to public information (through technology) are necessary in […]

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    Aim To scale up household methodologies for empowering (young) rural women and youth in order to create a favorable environment for them, increase employment and income, and make rural societies more inclusive. Where Kenya Why Gender equity can be best achieved if both men and women are trained and mentored to self-evaluate and together plan to […]

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    Hosted by Hivos since 2016, ENERGIA wants to contribute to universal, equal and equitable access to and control over sustainable energy for all, putting women at the center of its efforts. Why ENERGIA focuses on women Women and men’s energy needs and uses differ, as do their levels of access to it. Even where infrastructure […]

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    Aim To scale up renewable energy-powered micro-grids for productive use in communities living on the shores of Lake Victoria. Where Kenya Why The fishing industry in Lake Victoria supports almost two million people, supplying fish to almost 22 million people, but without regular and reliable electricity to preserve fish through chilling.  Renewable energy-powered micro-grids can […]

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    The Kenya Market-led Horticulture Project has reached the end of its funding period and is now finalized. Aim To build sustainable, inclusive, climate resilient horticulture value chains and markets in Kenya that benefit small and medium-sized farmers. Where Kenya Why: Poor food safety, high post-harvest food losses and the exclusion of small and medium-sized (SME) […]

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    This innovative program aims to unlock the potential of women and young people in the textile and fashion value chains. Why fashion is important The program was informed by a previous study commissioned by Hivos East Africa in 2015 to analyze Kenya’s policy environment and the barriers faced by local fashion designers and small tailoring […]

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    Aim To promote, uphold and strengthen economic and labor rights of women domestic workers in Kenya by amplifying their voices around equal opportunity. Where Kenya Why Despite being one of the oldest and most important employment sectors for millions of people all over the world, domestic work is often undervalued and poorly regulated. In addition […]

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    Aim To propel social change by engaging companies to create an open and accepting workplace where LGBTI+ persons feel valued, respected and can contribute as equally as other employees. Where Kenya Why Worldwide, prejudice based on gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation has existed at the workplace for decades. Although in recent years these negative […]

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    Aim Biogas Business Boost Benefiting Farmers (4B-F) aims to accelerate demand for the domestic biogas digesters through incentivizing service providers and improving product quality. Where Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Why The Africa Biogas Partnership Program plays a critical role in providing rural households with access to clean and affordable energy for cooking and lighting, as […]