In a rapidly changing world which faces daunting challenges, Hivos has to make radical choices to remain meaningful and fulfil its mission. In a nutshell, this means we have to bring more focus to our programs, restructure our own organization and find solutions for eroding public trust in institutions. To achieve this we must find more financially viable pathways, without losing our raison d’être: strengthening, amplifying and connecting rightsholders’ voices that call for just, inclusive and life-sustaining societies.
This Strategic Compass sets out a new strategic direction to realize our mission. It is aligned with the international agenda set through 2030: the SDGs, the Decade of Action, and the principle of “leaving no-one behind.” However, Hivos believes that in this period of rapid change, our plans and strategies will need continuous realignment and fine-tuning. So this Compass has a time span of four years, until the end of 2024.