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Hivos Southern Africa is currently spearheading a regional advocacy campaign on safe abortion in partnership with Students and Youth Working on reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT). SAYWHAT facilitates students and youth to discuss sexual and reproductive health challenges and further develop advocacy initiatives.

At the invitation of Age of Wonderland six artists, designers and other creatives (from Africa, Asia and Latin America) will have a close look at the relationship between big and open data, technology, economy and social innovations. In cooperation with Dutch professionals, they are researching and developing ideas and scenarios surrounding big data, and will present their work during the Dutch Design Week (22 – 30 October) in an exhibition and workshops.

During this year’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin from 22-26 September, Hivos partnered with Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) and Food Hub to offer a side event for young food activists from around the world.  Together we offered tools, examples and inspiration for future food leaders against a backdrop of the many transitions starting to unfold in the wor

The Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Fund, established by Hivos and the Ford Foundation, is a regional fund committed to supporting initiatives that establish, protect and advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for all people living in Southern Africa, especially women and children.

The Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) has won the Community Development Programme of the Year Award at the highly regarded East African Power Industry Awards ceremony.  This was in recognition of ABPP’s leading role in establishing the largest commercially viable and market-oriented biogas sector in Africa.

Michael Ndiba lives in Bibirioni, Kiambu County, which is 35km from Nairobi in an area dominated by large commercial farms growing horticultural crops such as fruit trees, flowers and vegetables. The lush green landscape offers a sweeping view of the many subsistence farms on small plots of land owing to the ever-growing population in the area.

Hivos Southern Africa congratulates the people of Zambia for a peaceful election that resulted in the election of Edgar Lungu as Zambia’s sixth President. Today, Zambia faces many challenges, one of which is high rates of malnourishment.

The Strategic Partnership ‘Green and Inclusive Energy’ in Africa, which will run from 2016-2020, launched with a conference held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 5-9 September, 2016.

The Hivos Southern Africa and East Africa hubs will implement the Africa Green and Inclusive Energy programme in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Every day, over 200,000 women become pregnant unintentionally in the world. The vast majority of them belong to low-income and marginalised groups in countries where ending pregnancy is illegal.

Since 2015, Hivos Southern Africa has been supporting Her Zimbabwe to augment its capacity to create and share content on gender and rights issues in alternative and engaging formats. Creating more media spaces to access information and share opinions through high-quality, independent journalism is important to Hivos. Freedom of speech is the main measure of openness in a society.

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