Hivos Middle East & North Africa

Middle East & North Africa

Hivos invests in knowledge to trigger change. By staying ahead of the curve in understanding social change and crises, we can make our role and programmes more effective. All our publications and articles are collected into 7 knowlegde dossiers, which you can explore below. Are looking for a specific article? Use our publication search.

Hivos’ Knowledge Programme, which ran from 2007 to 2014, focused on the co-creation of knowledge through academic-practitioner collaboration along several themes. One of its accomplishments was to mainstream within Hivos the effort to understand how social change works and co-create knowledge with others in order to become a more effective organisation.

With the Knowledge Programme ending in 2015, Hivos continues to actively create and capture knowledge, and integrate learning in our programmes on the ground.  Together with academics, activists, experts, policy makers and the private sector, we attempt to ask the right questions, open up new possibilities to exercise both rights and responsibilities, and empower people to think, decide and act to bring about change. As the world of activism is one of ‘doing’, we take time to debate issues and look at research done, which enables us and our partners to reassess our assumptions in the light of reality.

In this portal, you can download over 200 publications produced throughout the years. We have organised our content into six dossiers: Citizen Action, Pluralism, Gender and Sexual Rights, Transitions in the MENA, Green Food and Biodiversity, and Green and Inclusive Energy. A seventh knowledge dossier looks at means and methods for achieving social change.