DEADLINE: First Round of Submission: July 11th 2014
Introduction and Background
The Zambia Innovation Fund is jointly implemented by the Expression and Engagement programme; Governance and Human Rights programme of Hivos Foundation and Free Press Unlimited media programme.
Hivos is a Dutch non-governmental organization whose work is based on humanist values, that wants to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world where citizens, women and men, have equal access to resources, opportunities and markets and can participate actively and equally in decision-making processes that determine their lives, their society and their future. Hivos’ basic commitment is to the poor and marginalized people – and their organizations. A sustainable improvement of their situation is the ultimate benchmark for the work and efforts of Hivos. The empowerment of women in order to achieve gender equality is a primary directive in Hivos’ policy.
To that end Hivos offers financial and technical support to civil society organizations and initiatives that share Hivos’ goals. The organizations that Hivos supports cover a broad scope with respect to both substance and size, ranging from grassroots organizations to intermediary organizations. In addition to funding, Hivos is networking, lobbying and sharing knowledge in the international arena. Hivos specializes in two main policy domains i.e. civil society building and economy and sustainable development. In these domains the following sectors are supported: Green Entrepreneurship, Rights and Citizenship and Expression and Engagement
In Southern Africa Hivos’ Regional Head Office is based in Harare Zimbabwe, but programme in four countries in the region, i.e. Zambia, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Free Press Unlimited is a Dutch Media development organisation that is active globally in about 40 countries among which also Zambia. Free Press Unlimited works to ensure that reliable news and information are and remain available to people across the globe. Particularly people in countries where there is little to no press freedom.
By supporting local media professionals and journalists, Free Press Unlimited helps to enable as many people as possible to gain and keep access to the information they require to survive and develop. Free Press Unlimited focuses on strengthening the capacity of local media professionals and media organisations. Together with these partners, we create room for people to speak freely, debate social issues and find out what is going on in their immediate environment.
Free Press Unlimited is a partner in the Expression and Engagement programme, which is one of the components of the People Unlimited 4.1 alliance headed by Hivos. Read more
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