The world has changed dramatically in just a few months, and everyone has had to change along with it. Hivos always strives to continue to do our work through thick and thin, but we, too, are making adjustments.
In view of the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID19) in Kenya, the Kenyan government has issued a raft of stringent measures throughout the country and at all points of entry to curtail the spread of infection. These include a 30-day ban on all meetings, conferences and events of international nature effective March 6, 2020.
Preventing the further spread of COVID19 is a responsibility for us all. And developments surrounding COVID-19 indicate this ban will be extended, thus preventing international and local delegates from attending our second Colourful Workplaces conference scheduled for April 29 to 30, 2020.
Hivos has therefore decided to err on the side of caution and postpone the conference to a new date which will be announced in the near future.
Hivos expresses its solidarity with all people directly or indirectly affected by COVID19, all those now facing intense pressure and nagging uncertainty. And we are deeply inspired by all those working as never before to help others. Hivos urges everyone to follow the rules and guidelines set by governments regarding proper hygiene and social distancing. We are all in this together.