Hivos Middle East & North Africa

Middle East & North Africa

Hivos invests in knowledge to trigger change. By understanding the drivers of social change (and upheaval), we can make our role and programmes more effective. Our aim is to translate the knowledge and innovations we co-create with academics, policy makers and businesses, as well as with civil society, activists and grass roots stakeholders, into new policies, practices and scalable solutions to achieve social change.

Recent Articles

Tunisia’s first coworking space opened three years ago. Today, new spaces are popping up in remote areas of the country.  Kef is a small city in the northwest, nestled in the Atlas mountains that border Algeria. It is where Walid Hammami opened Cirta, a cultural and coworking space: “What...

Duration: 2014 - 2018
Donor: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Scope: Local Employment in Africa for Develoment
Current financing period: 2016 - 2018
Budget 2016: 2.2 million euros

Tunisia is thought to be the only “success story” of the Arab Spring, but maybe “success” is a big word here. Although it has not failed like Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, “not failing” is not the same as “succeeding”, as Houssem Aoudi – founder of coworking space Cogite, put it when...