Hivos West Asia

West Asia

2014 Annual Report

The Annual Report and Annual Accounts show how Hivos gave shape to its ideals from Nairobi to The Hague, and from Bolivia to Jakarta.


Grants Applications

Hivos manages several thematic funds. Most of the thematic funds have their own specific application guidelines and/or formats that you can find on their websites. The thematic funds are listed by region.

Knowledge Programme

The platform for knowledge development on issues imperative to the global development sector.


Portraits in Courage

Stories of brave, determined activists who fight for MENA women’s empowerment and influence. Their dream is a just, democratic and equal society in their countries.

Facts & Figures

West Asia

Total liability € 7.6 million

Number of countries 3

Number of partner organisations 47


West Asia

On December 17 and 18, 2015, the Arab Internet Governance Forum brought together hundreds of participants from across the Middle East and North Africa to debate essential topics in Internet policy, including the digital divide, surveillance, censorship, and net neutrality.

A historic climate agreement was adopted in Paris on 12 December 2015. Historic because all 195 nations participated and indicated the steps they will take to drastically reduce CO2 emissions.

On this International Human Rights Day, we take the opportunity to remember the brave Libyan activist Salwa Bugaighis, who believed deeply in human rights, women´s rights and equality for all, and who paid the ultimate price for her convictions. Salwa was one of the founders of the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace, and played a very active role in the 2011 revolt against Colonel Qaddafi.