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A citizenship in crisis: voice, welfare and other contestations in the digital state

The vision, design and implementation of e-governance in India with its attendant “datafication” leads to many pertinent questions about the changing nature of governance and state-citizen engagement. This Brief argues that data-based decision-making in India is part of a larger trend that seems to displace the complex ingredients of participatory governance - dialogue, deliberation, audit and...

Tanzania biogas project

Estudio sobre el biol, sus usos y resultados

El biogás que se genera del estiércol del ganado, los cerdos y los búfalos (y otros excrementos como por ejemplo el humano), junto con el subproducto conocido como biol, puede ser una solución a la falta de acceso a servicios energéticos modernos, la pobreza, el cambio climático y los problemas relacionados con la fertilidad del suelo. 

Se trata de una fuente de energía simple y...

Tanzania biogas project

Une étude sur les résultats et les utilisations de l'effluent

Le biogaz produit à partir déjections de bovins, de porcs et de buffles (et d’autres excréments, par ex. les déjections humaines), avec son sous-produit, l’effluent , peuvent constituer une solution aux problèmes liés à l’accès limité aux services énergétiques modernes, à la pauvreté, ainsi qu’au changement climatique et à la fertilité des sols.

Il s’agit d’une source d’...

Tanzania biogas project

Bioslurry: A supreme fertiliser. A study on bioslurry results and uses

Biogas produced from cattle, pig and buffalo dung (and other excrement, e.g. human), together with the by-product bioslurry, can be a solution to poor access to modern energy services, poverty, climate change, and soil fertility problems. 

It is a simple and affordable energy supply which is uncomplicated to handle and easy to maintain. Indeed, it is the cheapest option so far for clean...

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...

Después del revuelo

Durante los últimos años, Hivos ha participado en un número de programas piloto relacionados con los biocombustibles, la mayoría enfocados en la jatropha curcas.

El propósito de estos programas era el encontrar un ingreso adicional de dinero en efectivo para los agriculturos que trabajan en sus cultivos y que podrían añadir otras actividades como la adaptación de los motores, convertir...

Networking and relationship building Toolbox

Women on the Frontline is a three-year initiative funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led by Hivos and implemented jointly by Hivos, Oxfam, PwC, and Institute of War & Peace Reporting. It aimed to work towards the full and equal participation of women in transforming societies, by strengthening women’s organisations in Syria, Iraq...

Agriculture, food systems, diets and nutrition in Zambia

Zambian agricultural production is focused on one staple cereal: maize. Maize makes up the major part of the national diet, while nutrient-rich foods such as legumes, animal-source foods, fruit and vegetables are eaten in small quantities, particularly amongst the poorest families.Many Zambians live with food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of poor diets: seasonal hunger affects...

Thick Problems and Thin Solutions: How NGOs Can Bridge the Gap

Imagine life in a low-carbon community that delivers jobs, justice and human flourishing, all within the ecological limits of a finite planet. It’s an attractive proposition, but to get there we’ll have to transform our societies, politics and cultures in order to prosper together in an inter-locking web of steady-state economies. Eventually that will mean lowering our consumption (not just...

Remote but productive: using energy access investments to catalyse enterprises and income in Tanzania’s rural communities

While rural energy access investments – like mini-grids – can be expected to transform local economies, this doesn’t happen automatically. Catalysing local enterprises and raising incomes through productive uses of energy often requires extra measures, to overcome barriers such as gaps in local people’s skills or financial resources.

In Tanzania there are huge opportunities for...

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