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  • Decent work for women – Kenya Case Study

    Together with partners, Hivos established the first anti-sexual harassment policy championing safe work spaces for workers in East Africa’s horticultural sector

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  • A rapid assessment on the prevalence of sexual harassment in Kenya’s informal sector

    Sexual harassment as a form of sexual abuse is rampant in Kenya. Research however indicates its prevalence differs from context to context, where its more exacerbated in informal economies as compared to other sectors.

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  • Perception survey on use of data in Kenya’s management of COVID-19

    The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is creating public health and economic risks that are causing serious harm to citizens and governments alike. To counter the spread of the virus, save lives and reduce the economic damage during and after the global health crisis, both individuals and governments are forced to take quick decisions and actions, often […]

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  • Open data and decision-making in Kenya’s COVID-19 management

    A summary report showing the findings from this research examines open data principles in transparency and accountability in management of public resources and Kenya’s experience in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Footprints of Change

    Through this book, we not only purpose to showcase the program work, but also hope it can inspire individuals, and those engaged in horticultural enterprise, especially flower farming business, to continue supporting the creation of decent and safe workspaces for women.

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  • Media as catalyst for promoting Green & Inclusive Energy – learning paper

    Engaging with media fraternity including individual journalists, is an important strategy of the Green & Inclusive Energy Program. Journalists put topics on the agenda, steer the debate and enhance transparency and accountability.

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  • Facilitating International Climate Finance Flows to Kenya’s Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector – policy brief

    In Kenya, decentralized energy solutions receive only 2% of the total investments in the energy sector, a fraction of what is needed to achieve universal energy access. This policy brief gives recommendations on how to unlock more finance for DRE. From creating an enabling environment for private sector participation to promoting energy for productive use.

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  • Remote but Productive: practical lessons on productive uses of energy in Tanzania

    This paper describes our work with two mini-grid developers to develop and test practical approaches for improving PUE uptake in rural villages through prototypes to build skills and sustainable supply chains.

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  • Uganda Food Change Lab: Planning for the future food system of Kabarole district

    In the Uganda Food Change Lab, Hivos and IIED partnered with the Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC). This publication describes our findings and experiences.

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  • Policy brief: Putting indigenous foods at the heart of food security in Uganda

    This policy brief summarises a research report documenting the status, and importance of indigenous food systems in Uganda. It provides practical recommendations for policy implementation at the government, programme and community level, emphasising the need for application to happen at all three levels in order to truly have real, lasting impact.

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