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Last month Hivos organized the third edition of its Coworking Summit, an annual gathering for founders and managers of creative hubs, coworking, hacker, maker, and art spaces. This year marked a special edition, as Hivos decided to join forces with Afrilabs, bringing together more than 40 hubs from all over Africa.

About Hivos

Hivos seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Our primary focus is achieving structural change and we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations to achieve this. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

On Wednesday, 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.

 

100 DAYS OF LEARNING is the 2017 programme – and final edition - of knowledge platform Age of Wonderland, a global learning programme initiated by Hivos and Baltan Laboratories in 2014.

In its efforts to support the involvement of key populations, community-based organisations, and civil society in the response to Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and malaria epidemics, the Global Fund has selected a new group of Technical Assistance providers within its Community, Rights & Gender (CRG) Strategic Initiative. We are proud to announce that Hivos has been selected for a second time in a row.

A new six-minute film describes the cultural influences and policy challenges facing Zambia as the country strives to promote dietary diversity despite being heavily reliant on maize as its primary source of food.

Although government policies aimed at improving access to sufficient and nutritious foods are in place nationally, inequality means many Zambians, and women and infants in particular, are not eating nutritious and varied meals. 

Child marriage disproportionately affects young girls, who are much more likely to be married as children than young boys. The latest international estimates indicate that worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Seventeen percent of them, or 125 million, live in Africa. Approximately 39 per cent of girls in sub-Saharan Africa are married before the age of 18 (Girls Not Brides 2015).

On September 22, websites of international NGOs and regional and local organizations all over the world turned their home pages blank. So did Hivos. We were protesting against the oppression of active citizens and organizations who want their voices to be heard, who want to gather or demonstrate peacefully. We went silent in solidarity with those who have been silenced against their will.

From 9 to 13 October 2017, the UN’s Committee on World Food Security will hold its 44th plenary session (CFS44) in Rome. Organised annually, the CFS Plenary is the central body for global decision-making, debate, coordination, lesson-learning and convergence by all stakeholders on food security issues.

Hivos Southern Africa partnered with ClimateTracker.org to train journalists in Malawi and Zimbabwe to effectively report on climate change and renewable energy. Climate Tracker is a global organisation focussed on supporting young journalists around the world to write game-changing articles on Climate Change and Energy.

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