Solar study lamps in Sierra Leone

Kevin Johnstone Education, Gender, Innovation, Natural Resources, Private sector, Youth Leave a Comment

Renewable Energy Policy Advisor, Kevin Johnstone, outlines some of the educational benefits of solar study lamp campaigns, and their potential to achieve much more. The cost of night studies Sometimes Bintu’s family couldn’t afford batteries for home lighting, and on those nights, she couldn’t complete her school work. Bintu’s mother explained that if “you don’t have batteries, your children will …

Fairer procurement: The equitable business tool

Alex Maitland Inequality, Private sector Leave a Comment

Today, Oxfam launches a new procurement tool to help buying teams source products from fairer businesses. Alex Maitland, who developed the tool, describes the unique approach we have taken, and looks to its potential for reducing inequality in global supply chains. Growing inequality in global supply chains is a barrier to a decent standard of living for many workers and …

Inequality, Intersectionality and Innovation: Our 2018

Susanna Griffiths General Leave a Comment

Susanna Griffiths, Digital Content Editor for Views & Voices, takes a look back at our most popular content in 2018 and reflects. The number of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved in a decade. But overcoming poverty isn’t just about addressing material needs, it is about equal access to opportunities; dignity and self-esteem, and shared prosperity. Tackling …

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james Uncategorized

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