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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.

For most of the people who trooped over to the Hivos Southern Africa exhibition stand at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show 2017, the opportunity to charge their cell phones at the mobile solar stations proved to be quite novel.

On August 24 2017, the Hivos Women @ Work Campaign in Southern Africa convened its stakeholders from the horticulture sector in Malawi for the first time to discuss the issue of living wages. Low wages are a persistent problem in many global supply chains, so this is a key issue for the Women @ Work Campaign, which aims to improve working conditions for women.

From 17-21 July 2017, open data experts from Africa convened in Accra, Ghana for the second Africa Open Data Conference (AODC). Drawing participants from governments, techies, small businesses, journalists, civic technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, IT solution providers, NGOs, development partners and others; discussions focused on advances in open data, lessons and engage in dialogue for concrete action points for shared solutions across the continent.

Positive Vibes, an organisation that works on community-based HIV initiatives, took Hivos Southern Africa staff through the paces of Looking In, Looking Out-Connect (LILO), a training programme that focuses on the individual within the group, drawing on his or her experience to develop the group and undertake collective action.

Lilongwe, Malawi - Hivos Southern Africa and its partners in Malawi under the Green and Inclusive Energy (GIE) programme conducted a progress review of the programme since its launch in September 2016.

We are proud to present our 2016 global Annual Report. It describes what we achieved with our partners in 2016 through programmes and projects that aim to make our societies greener and more open.

Hivos CEO, Edwin Huizing, and Welthungerhilfe Secretary General, Dr. Till Wahnbaeck, launched the two organisations' cooperation in funding the newly-established Hivos Food and Lifestyle Fund in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Hivos Food and Lifestyle Fund is a lean investment fund, leveraging the networks and reputation of Hivos and Welthungerhilfe to create a superior investment pipeline.

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