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Colourful workplaces? LGBT inclusive multinational businesses in Kenya

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees are part of a sizeable and dynamic workforce with unique professional insight and qualities. Workplaces around the world are becoming aware about LGBT issues, an increasing number of global organisations are creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture as top priority, many of them have globally inclusive policies that include...

Agrobiodiversity @cknowledged: True champions

Farmers’ knowledge and experience has not been adequately translated into policies and strategies by governments, the private sector or civil society organisations. In general, not enough is known about these transformation processes. Is there a glass ceiling that limits the spread of good agrobiodiversity practices?

The Agrobiodiversity@...

Markets, smallholders and empowerment

With the global population expected to rise to 9 billion by 2050, there has been growing attention at the highest policy circles to the contribution of small-scale agriculture to food security and poverty eradication. However, the creation of an enabling framework towards this end has been hampered by contradictory approaches and policy ''pendulum swings" alternately on 'rights-based' and '...

Managing diversity in African universities: Living and challenging differences on four Ugandan campuses

The paper starts with a brief introduction on the general context in which Ugandan universities are currently anchored as institutes for Higher Education in Africa and in Uganda in particular. Then the paper presents its main research findings and concludes that a number of cross-cutting realities have emerged. These realities and challenges, are thematically reviewed and highlight issues of...

Sazza on behalf of Hivos

Gender and Theories of Change

In recent years there has been an increased interest in applying Theory of Change (ToC) thinking as a way to operate more strategically and effectively in complex change processes. ToC refers to the understanding that an organisation, project, network or group of stakeholders has about how political, social, economic and/or cultural change happens. A ToC analysis in particular explores and...