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Ikram Ben Said is a dynamic, outgoing, bright-eyed young Tunisian woman. She does not hesitate to give her age, "I’m 34 years old and the president and founder of Aswat Nissa (Women’s Voices), which exists since 2011, the beginning of the Tunisian revolution,” she says proudly. 

Her...

The purpose of these papers is to explain Hivos’ understanding and use of the concept ‘Theory of Change’, which has become increasingly important in its strategic thinking. The papers are meant to inform external stakeholders, such as organisations Hivos collaborates with, funders and other...

 

Hivos' advocacy strategy is twofold: we use opportunities to influence donor countries, the European Union, the World Bank - and if relevant others - to (financially) support decentralised, renewable energy solutions that suit all people, including the poor. But we also support and work with...

The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award for human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. The Human Rights Tulip is awarded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Individuals and organizations can win global recognition for the important and innovative work...

 

 Peter Baker has over 30 years...

 
  • Partners: Oxfam Novib, PwC, local organisations in seven countries in the MENA region.
  • Donor: The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain
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Women on the Frontline is based on our conviction that change can only come from within societies, and that injustice and inequality will persist as long as people – women and men – do not have equal access to opportunities and resources and cannot participate actively and equally in decision-...

 

This three-year initiative supports the capacity development of partner organisations in the MENA region to enhance women's active participation in the political process in Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. The programme is lead by Hivos and implemented together with...

Over the last decade, labs for social change have developed into a force within the ever expanding family of ‘the social’ and are held around the world in increasing numbers.

Hivos, too, experiments with lab-like approaches to change. For example, with Ushadidi and Afrilabs we pioneered...

 

On the 3 July 2014, 140 participants from various countries and active in all aspects of the coffee value chain gathered at the Hivos Coffee Conference in Amsterdam to discuss the dilemmas in today’s coffee climate. From coffee producers to NGOs, from financiers to processors and from donors...

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