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Women on the Frontline Conference

The MENA region 5 years later 
The conference provided a platform from which women leaders and activists from the MENA region could tell different stories from the violent ones we hear constantly in the media about repression, conservatism and extremism, and that present women only as victims.

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Hivos extends a warm welcome to ENERGIA!

Hivos became the legal host of our longstanding partner ENERGIA (International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy). Read more

Africa’s largest biogas and clean cooking convention

Hivos, SNV and the Ministry in Ethiopia hosted the largest biogas convention in Africa from 5 to 7 April 2016 in Addis Ababa. Read more


Booklet Spotlights Culture in Zimbabwe

Hivos Southern Africa in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE) recently launched a booklet titled "Spotlight on the Culture Frame: Stories from the Ground," a culmination of eight years of supporting the arts sector in Zimbabwe. Sixteen arts and culture organisations accessed grants through the Culture Frame, which was one of the very few funds available in Zimbabwe that provided both institutional and programme support. Read more


Berta Cáceres: a lifelong commitment and a noble spirit

On International Women's Day 2016, a day meant to pay tribute to and support women and their achievements everywhere, we unfortunately were also mourning the tragic murder of a world-renowned environmental and human rights defender Berta Cáceres, killed in her home by unknown assailants shortly after midnight on March 3, 2016. Read more


Indonesia’s First National Coconut and Palm Sugar Industry Workshop

In Indonesia, coconut and palm sugar are potential sugar sources for more than 255 million people, but developing small-scale rural coconut and palm sugar production needs the involvement of government, the private sector, NGOs, universities and service providers. The workshop brought together 77 participants from different sectors who agreed on a roadmap to support small-scale rural coconut and palm sugar entrepreneurs. Read more


Hivos open contracting programme launched

As part of the Open Data movement, the opening up of contracts offers a revolution in public procurement. To drive this kind of social progress, Hivos launched the global programme on Open Contracting Data. This joint programme with ARTICLE19, funded by and in cooperation with the Dutch government, and in close cooperation with Open Contracting Partnership, supports independent journalists, hacktivists, artists, academics and civic watchdogs – in opening up contracting data and making them actionable and useful. Read more


Percy Emmett Puts Zim Creatives Through Their Paces

Renowned creative industry advisor, Percy Emmett, recently conducted the Nesta Creative Enterprise ‘Train the Trainer’ Workshop for the first time in Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe. Fifteen carefully selected Zimbabwean creative practitioners participated in the four-day training on how to turn creative ideas into profitable income. Read more


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