A rapid assessment on the prevalence of sexual harassment in Kenya’s informal sector
Sexual harassment as a form of sexual abuse is rampant in Kenya. Research however indicates its prevalence differs from context to context, where its more exacerbated in informal economies as compared to other sectors. Hivos East Africa commissioned a rapid assessment in December 2020 to assess and highlight the prevalence of sexual harassment within the […]
Perception survey on use of data in Kenya’s management of COVID-19
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is creating public health and economic risks that are causing serious harm to citizens and governments alike. To counter the spread of the virus, save lives and reduce the economic damage during and after the global health crisis, both individuals and governments are forced to take quick decisions and actions, often […]
Open data and decision-making in Kenya’s COVID-19 management
The Government of Kenya’s response to COVID-19 provides an opportunity to interrogate the data being used to inform decision-making. The importance of reliable data to address the growing need for data driven decision-making cannot be overstated. Effective use of data is one way through which transparency and accountability can be promoted. Thus, transparency over forecasting […]
We find ourselves at a moment in time when the true extent of the challenges facing the world has been thrown into stark relief. To ensure Hivos remains well-equipped to address these challenges – together with our partners and allies – we have adopted a new strategic direction.
The horticulture sector is a multi-billion income earner for countries like Kenya and Ethiopia, and presents opportunities for advocating for better work conditions for the workers, many of whom are women. The Women@Work Campaign that ran from 2016 to 2020 was set up to do just that. The campaign’s singular purpose of improving the labor […]
Lessons from outcome harvesting in Monitoring and Evaluation
Outcome harvesting (OH) is a methodology that is designed for use in complex situations where the relationship between cause and effect is not fully understood or is unclear and/or where many different actors influence change. Unlike conventional methods, OH collects evidence of what has been achieved and is not limited to intended results and change […]
Beyond fire: Backcasting a pathway to fully electric cooking in rural Kenya by 2030
The report “Beyond Fire: Backcasting a pathway to fully electric cooking in rural Kenya by 2030″ shows that working together with communities and investing in their social capacity are key to success in the transition to 100% electric cooking. This report by Hivos and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) calls for a better understanding of […]
Media as catalyst for promoting Green & Inclusive Energy – learning paper
Engaging with media fraternity including individual journalists, is an important strategy of the Green & Inclusive Energy Program. Journalists put topics on the agenda, steer the debate and enhance transparency and accountability. The program supports independent journalism in different ways; from organizing training and fellowships to opening doors to (inter)national platforms. In order to strengthen […]
Facilitating International Climate Finance Flows to Kenya’s Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector – policy brief
In Kenya, decentralized energy solutions receive only 2% of the total investments in the energy sector, a fraction of what is needed to achieve universal energy access. This policy brief gives recommendations on how to unlock more finance for DRE. From creating an enabling environment for private sector participation to promoting energy for productive use.