Pooven Moodley

Associate Country Director for Oxfam in South Africa

Pooven Moodley

Pooven Moodley is currently Associate Country Director for Oxfam in South Africa, having previously worked with Oxfam International on Development Financing issues at the Pan Africa level. He is a Human Rights lawyer and an advocate of issues affecting the poor, having started his campaigning at a very young age during the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and taking on pro bono precedent setting human rights cases. 

He has worked for and also consulted for leading international agencies including Johns Hopkins University, Oxfam, UNDP, Futures Group, The Policy Project and the Research Triangle Institute. As the first HIV/AIDS Parliamentary Lobbyist on the continent he has worked extensively with Governments, Parliaments and Civil Society across Africa influencing and developing policy. He has played a role in influencing international structures such as the World Economic Forum, G8, G20, BRICS and UN General Assembly. 

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Nelson Mandela speaking during the launch of Make Poverty History Credit: Mark Davey/Oxfam

Madiba: not the end

Associate Country Director for Oxfam in South Africa and former ANC activist,  Pooven Moodley shares his thoughts on the passing of Nelson Mandela, remembering his encounters with the great...