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Partners: 100
Countries: 19
Budget: €3 million annually
Main Dutch/international partnerships: Mama Cash, Human Rights Watch, Global LGBT Philanthropy Project
Major donors: Dutch Foreign...

 

Hivos believes all people have the right - and the ability - to shape their lives on the basis of personal choices. When the choices of some hold sway over the destiny of others, as in the case of child labourers, Hivos feels it is the role of concerned organisations to help create structures...

 

Globalisation has brought problems in the South increasingly to our doorsteps here in the North. What were once “local problems” are now global issues for which we are all responsible and that require the concerted action of policymakers, companies and the public at large to solve.  Hivos is...

A change lab is a social innovation process. It is an open space, hub or platform where stakeholders work together to seize upon new developments and innovations that address the complex challenges they are trying to solve in a lasting and equitable way. Beyond technology, these innovations can...

Failing political leadership, dysfunctional political-economic systems and glaring social contradictions are not new phenomena. It is their persistence and increasing global interconnectedness, however, that requires a new approach. Old solutions no longer suffice. So Hivos feels that now more...

Social innovation implies novel solutions to social problems that are more effective, efficient, and sustainable than the current solutions. To be able to build capabilities that will better equip Hivos in offering solutions to new and unpredictable challenges, we integrate learning in our daily...

 

Hivos believes that the free exchange of information, space for expression and opportunities for active citizen participation are essential conditions for the development of a democratic society. Shifting the balance of power anywhere requires strong social actors. Well-informed citizens are...

 

Hivos’ approach to stimulating alternative and independent media is threefold:

1. Foster a diverse and thriving media landscape by consolidating alternative media.
2. Improve the quality of media and promote their independence.
3. Ensure that media do...

 

Engagement: 750 journalists trained
Expression: 50 media channels operational
Partners: 62
Countries: 16
Major donors: CIDA, DANIDA, DfiD, Dutch Foreign Ministry, Hewlett Foundation, Omidyar...

 

Hivos manages several thematic funds. Most of the thematic funds have their own specific application guidelines and/or formats that you can find on the websites mentioned. The thematic funds are listed below per region. N.B: some of these funds are in between phases and may not currently...

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