Oxfam GB

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/

Membership Tier: Associate Member

Oxfam is a global movement of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. It's an injustice which can, and must, be overcome. To spread that change and make it last, political solutions are needed to tackle the root causes of poverty and create societies where empowered individuals can thrive. Oxfam responds fast in emergencies, and stays to help people rebuild their lives. We work on long-term projects with communities determined to shape a better future for themselves and we campaign for genuine, lasting change. 

Oxfam's vision is a just world without poverty. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives. We are part of a global movement for change, empowering people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty. We use a combination of rights-based sustainable development programs, public education, campaigns, advocacy, and humanitarian assistance in disasters and conflicts. We challenge the structural causes of the injustice of poverty and work with allies and partners locally and globally. Issues Oxfam works on include food, water, health and education, women’s rights, business and poverty, conflicts and disasters, aids and development, citizens’ rights, and climate change.

Why Oxfam GB Joined the SAFE Working Group

Oxfam is interested in connecting and cross-pollinating with the wider humanitarian community on sustainable water supply and energy access in emergency and development contexts in order to provide basic services and livelihoods to beneficiaries. Additionally, Oxfam is part of a Global Initiative that aims to mainstream the use of renewable energy in WASH projects, as well as build the technical capacity of WASH teams to be able to design and implement sustainable water supply systems. The SAFE Working Group will provide a platform for reaching out to interested agencies that may benefit from the initiative's activities and products.

Asenath Ndegwa | andegwa@oxfam.org.uk

Brian McSorley | Brian.McSorley@oxfam.org