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    Hivos leads new LGBT+ consortium in Africa In more than 32 countries in Africa, same sex conduct is punishable by law, and in some countries such as Nigeria, family members and friends can sometimes face criminal charges if they are found guilty of “aiding or abetting” same-sex relationships. These laws foster a culture of discrimination […]

    April 23, 2019
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    The food system in Zambia can greatly benefit from tapping local foods available in the wild and in small scale farming, according to a new publication titled: “Celebrating Food Value and Diversity.” The publication commissioned by Hivos and International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) states that the more local food groups people consume, the […]

    May 24, 2018
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    funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Organisational Context Hivos Southern Africa Hub, aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We […]

    May 2, 2018
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    Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) need to undergo fundamental shifts in their organizational communications culture to benefit fully from social media technologies, according to a guidebook recently published by Hivos Southern Africa with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Zimbabwe. According to the guidebook, the rapid growth of social media use […]

    March 14, 2018
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    Hivos in collaboration with Welthungerhilfe, Hivos Impact Investments and SEED are holding a three day bootcamp to get more social entrepreneurs involved in delivering high quality open source seed products to small holder farmers. The three day Disrupt!SEEDS! event from 28 February to 2 March 2018 at the Gallery Delta in Harare is a business […]

    March 1, 2018
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    On 26 January, Zimbabwe – through Hivos Southern Africa – will become the first Sub-Saharan African country to live stream films from the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). IFFR 2018, the 47th edition of the film festival, takes place from 24 January to 4 February 2018 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. IFFR offers a high quality […]

    January 22, 2018
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    The COP23 in Bonn ended nearly two weeks ago, and during the event a number of commitments were made and initiatives sparked. Among them was the launch of the People-Centered Accelerator on the 14th of November, announced by Rachel Kyte of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) alongside ENERGIA’s Sheila Oparaocha and Frontier Markets’ Ajaita Shah. […]

    November 29, 2017
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    On 28 November 2017, Edwin Huizing, executive director of Hivos, opened the Open Contracting Global Summit together with Gavin Hayman, director of the Open Contracting Partnership, María Zuleta, vice chair of the Open Contracting Partnership’s advisory board, and Hans Docter, director of Sustainable Economic Development at the Dutch foreign ministry. He welcomed the attendees with […]

    November 28, 2017
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    Update 30 November 2017: At the end of the Open Contracting Global Summit on 29 November, Transparency International and its partners Hivos, CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) and Article19, launched the Clean Contracting Manifesto. The aim is to implement the whole lifecycle of public procurement in keeping with the highest possible standards of transparency, accountability and efficiency to safeguard […]

    November 24, 2017
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    On Wednesday evening, after a twelve-hour plus hearing, the Turkish judge ruled that two human rights trainers and six human rights activists belonging to the so-called Istanbul 10* may await their trial in freedom. Hivos is relieved that the trainers Ali Gharavi and Peter Steudtner and the others can return home to their families after […]

    October 26, 2017