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Hivos, Workplace Pride and Sullivan Marketing are organising a one-day conference on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The conference will take place on 8 February 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

This year's selection of films competing for the Hivos Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) from 24 January to 4 February includes seven world premieres and one international premiere. The prestigious Hivos Tiger Award includes a cash prize of €40,000, to be divided between filmmaker and producer.

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(Send questions or Statements of Interest to ddp@hivos.org before 29 December 2017.)

The Bandung Food Change Lab - an exciting new social change process for a fairer, greener local food system in Bandung, Indonesia - has produced five innovative prototypes that could address common, yet often overlooked, issues affecting how low-income groups access affordable food from street vendors.

One is never too old to hawk fruits in Fort Portal

The second People’s Summit on Food was held on November 30 and December 1, 2017. It was hosted by Uganda’s Fort Portal Municipality, in cooperation with Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC), IIED and Hivos, and brought together politicians, farmers, street vendors, civil society, church leaders, nutritionists and youth.

The 2017 Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to Mexican human rights defender Graciela Pérez Rodriguez. Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra presented her with the prize this afternoon in The Hague, two days ahead of Human Rights Day (10 December).

The COP23 in Bonn ended nearly two weeks ago, and during the event a number of commitments were made and initiatives sparked.

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 these words:

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, and everybody in between,

Update 30 November 2017: At the end of the Open Contracting Global Summit on 29 November, Transparency International and its partners HivosCoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) and 

Kenya’s creative sector has often been referred to as a sleeping giant. While the country’s economy is the biggest in Eastern Africa, its growing fashion and creative industry continues to face serious challenges in regional and global expansion.

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