Using tech for feedback and complaints in Gaza and the West Bank

Oxfam in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel is trialling the use of a mobile tool to collect, manage and respond to feedback. Nahed Natsheh outlines the benefits of using this technology. Using information communication technology (ICT) for data collection is not new to Oxfam in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (OPTI), but we have never before used it …

10 tips for working with communities on Ebola response

Following the news of an Ebola outbreak in the DRC, here’s a summary of lessons learned from Oxfam’s community engagement during the 2014–15 Ebola response in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The Ebola response in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea demonstrated that community engagement is critical in responding to epidemics. This was not always a guiding principle in an outbreak, which …

Gaza is dying in front of everybody

Tim Holmes reports back on his recent visit to Gaza and reflects on the challenges people living there face in their daily lives. A powerful smell hit me as I entered Gaza a fortnight ago. Not the smell of burning tyres from the ongoing protests, or the tear gas that has been used in response, but the smell of raw …

A fairer way to do business?

What if business could put people before profit? Oxfam’s Future of Business Initiative is promoting alternatives to the shareholder first model of business, as Alex Maitland explains. Oxfam has a long history of challenging the economic structures that keep people in poverty. Our Even It Up and Food and Climate  campaigns demonstrate that inequality, in-work poverty and climate change are …

From waste to value: using solid waste for good sanitation in Uganda’s refugee settlements

WASH Advisor Parvin Ngala explains how Oxfam is working with others to turn solid waste into valuable energy in some of Uganda’s refugee settlements.  In any densely populated area, good sanitation is bound to be a challenge. More so in a refugee settlement where essential facilities are often inadequate considering a rapid influx of people and massive populations. In 2016, …

What alternative business models do we need to help beat poverty?

Erinch Sahan, Chief Executive of the World Fairtrade Organisation speaks to Sophi Tranchell, CEO of Divine Chocolate and Lisa Dacanay, President of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia. They share their experiences in social enterprises and alternative business models which are working right now to help make business fairer. This podcast was recorded ahead of Oxfam’s Future of Business event in …