What we’ve learned about vulnerability assessments and how to do them

Daniel Morchain Climate Change Leave a Comment

How can a development intervention achieve positive change for all, especially the poorest and most marginalised? Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment, using our new guide, would be a good start. Daniel Morchain, Global Adviser on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Agriculture, explains. We all experience our own reality based on our individuality, our social capital, the context we live in …

What we’ve learned about vulnerability assessments and how to do them

Daniel Morchain Climate Change, Food & livelihoods, Methodology

How can a development intervention achieve positive change for all, especially the poorest and most marginalised? Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment, using our new guide, would be a good start. Daniel Morchain, Global Adviser on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Agriculture, explains. We all experience our own reality based on our individuality, our social capital, the context we live in …

Oxfam Cymru’s Blueprint for Change

Oxfam Economics, Inequality, Poverty in the UK

The Welsh Assembly election in May 2016 offers a significant opportunity for every political party to transparently commit themselves to create a more equal Wales, within a more equal world. Carys Mair Thomas, Head of Oxfam Cymru, highlights some of the key issues and policies contained within the report Even It Up: A Blueprint for Change, published today. Oxfam’s vision is …

Making history: the day women activists lobbied Nepal’s Prime Minister and President

Oxfam Gender, Governance, Rights

On December 10, Lorina Sthapit, Gender Justice Programme Coordinator, accompanied 150 women from Makwanpur and Surkhet districts of Nepal as they marched to the offices of the Prime Minister and President, to present a memorandum calling for an end to violence against women and girls and the strengthening of women’s status in Nepal. It had been a long wait for …

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Oxfam Gender, Private sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards for Malawi’s tea workers. Here Heleen Bulckens, Programme Manager at the Ethical Tea Partnership, explains what they learnt. Women make up about 30% of Malawi’s 50,000-strong tea sector workforce. They …

Editor’s choice 2015

Catherine Meredith Uncategorised

It’s been a busy year for Oxfam, and this is reflected in the sheer quantity, quality and diversity of topics covered on the Policy & Practice blog. Here are some of our favourite posts for each month of 2015 with tips on everything from working with civil society to corporations, and inspiration from aid work, to campaigns and research. January …