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Hivos,- through the  Green and Inclusive Energy programme- and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nairobi (SOJ) are embarking on a long-term collaboration to increase the frequency and quality of reporting on green and inclusive energy issues in Kenya.

Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with local civil society organizations in developing countries, Hivos wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world in which all citizens have equal access to opportunities and resources and can participate actively and equally in decision-making processes that determine their lives, their societies and their futures.

On 9 February 2018, eight unidentified persons broke into the offices of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) and attacked two security guards with machetes, leaving them both hospitalized in a critical condition. This incident repeats an almost choreographed pattern of harassment and intimidation as it closely resembles the break-in of 2016.

Hivos East Africa has released the findings of a study that was commissioned to analyze the impact of the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) initiative. AGPO seeks to empower women, youth and persons with a disability through public procurement business opportunities by giving these groups 30 per cent of all procurement initiatives without competition from established firms.

GMOS will interfere with the rights of Uganda Farmers that for generations have developed, managed, conserved and preserved the country’s genetic resources of crops, animals, herbs, insects and fish

President Yoweri Museveni has asked Ugandan parliamentarians to review the National Biosafety Act, 2017.

Hivos condemns the shutdown of free to air television stations in Kenya (Nation TV, Kenya Television Network, Inooro TV and Citizen TV) and Inooro radio station on 30 January. This shutdown was ostensibly to stop live broadcasts of the ‘swearing in’ of Kenya’s opposition leader.

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. We cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Hivos, Workplace Pride and Sullivan Marketing are organising a one-day conference on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The conference will take place on 8 February 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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One is never too old to hawk fruits in Fort Portal

The second People’s Summit on Food was held on November 30 and December 1, 2017. It was hosted by Uganda’s Fort Portal Municipality, in cooperation with Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC), IIED and Hivos, and brought together politicians, farmers, street vendors, civil society, church leaders, nutritionists and youth.

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