• CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Deadline: March 31, 2019 BOOST (Boosting Bottom-Up Societal Transformation) is a program powered by Hivos aimed at enabling grassroot social entrepreneurs to create the positive change they envision for their communities. This year’s edition of the program, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims at BOOSTing inclusive employment in North […]

    February 28, 2019
  • Within the Alliance 2015 consortium, Hivos organized the first networking event of the ARC program at Smallville Hotel in Beirut on February 8, 2019. The ARC Program, funded by the Dutch foreign ministry, fosters the economic inclusion of vulnerable communities by providing coaching and counselling to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). It also connects […]

    February 21, 2019
  • On September 29 2018, Lebanese General Security forces attempted to shut down a conference organized by the Arab Foundation of Freedom and Equality (AFE), a Hivos partner that advocates for human and gender rights. The ‘Networking, Exchange, Development, Wellness and Achievements’ (NEDWA) conference aims to promote recognition and respect for sexuality, gender, and bodily rights […]

    October 18, 2018
  • Read the call in Arabic here. The Resource for Open Minds (R.O.O.M.) Program in Lebanon is organizing a sound production workshop for young musicians aged 18 to 28 who want a career in music. Participants living in Lebanon with a passion for music as a form of self expression and who explore social and/or political […]

    October 9, 2018
  • Are you an African innovator looking to shape the future of the African continent? Join Hivos this December when we will be launching the first edition of an exciting new initiative, “African Crossroads.” We are looking for daring entrepreneurs, artists, filmmakers, technologists, designers and futurists who would like to join the community that will be shaping […]

    September 27, 2018
  • The implementation of a new way of working at Hivos, together with the decentralization of financial management of projects to the regions in 2017, has made additional adjustments in our financial systems necessary. Unfortunately, they have taken longer than expected and have caused a delay in finalizing our Annual Accounts. In July and August, we will finalize and publish the […]

    June 29, 2018
  • Submission Deadline: July 19, 2018 Duration: August 2018 to December 2018 Project Location: Morocco (city to be determined by selected partner) Budget: 25,000 Euros In early December 2018, Hivos will organize the “Africa Design Summit” in Morocco. Over the course of this event, creative practitioners from across Africa will gather to examine the emerging intellectual, technological, and cultural trends […]

    June 28, 2018
  • Digital Earth is a six-month fellowship for artists and designers based in Africa or Asia working across a variety of media who would like to investigate our current technological reality. It is a unique research support program that helps experienced artists to reflect, research, experiment and produce work. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend […]

    June 27, 2018
  • On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia, IDAHOT, we celebrate that homosexuality was officially erased from the International Classification of Diseases as a psychological disorder in 1990. While we have made some progress in addressing barriers associated with sexual rights, discrimination against LGBTI+ people is still increasing. Worldwide, millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and […]

    May 17, 2018
  • On Wednesday evening, after a twelve-hour plus hearing, the Turkish judge ruled that two human rights trainers and six human rights activists belonging to the so-called Istanbul 10* may await their trial in freedom. Hivos is relieved that the trainers Ali Gharavi and Peter Steudtner and the others can return home to their families after […]

    October 26, 2017