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World Citizen's Panel - Stories of Change Workshop

Result oriented reflection: notes on the recent Stories of Change workshop for the Inclusion Project

LEARNING:  Oxfam Novib's World Citizens Panel team recently held a workshop to analyze Stories of Change, a qualitative research method which aims to help practitioners understand...

How to Explain Systems Change to a 13-Year-Old

How to Explain Systems Change to a 13-Year-Old

LEARNING:  Innovation requires bringing people and ideas together. But sometimes the way we communicate about our work can get in the way of collaboration. Kippy Joseph, Associate...

Thon Sy's wife Chum Kor, is one of 3 beneficiaries to receive a Pink mobile phone in her community

Everyday tech heroes: the search begins

NEWS: Over the past year Oxfam GB's use of technology in programmes has increased by over 60%, with our staff and partners even more keen to hear about the latest developments in tech...

Women’s leader Noorkishili Naing’isa receives a call on her mobile phone while grazing her livestock in Mairowa Chini, Ololosokwan. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

Getting technical in East Africa

LEARNING: How can Oxfam, and the development sector in East Africa, make best use of ICTs? Here Francesca Reinhardt, reflects on an event which brought together Oxfam staff from seven different...

Women from Jayathala village with Oxfam team members. Credit: Oxfam

Using micro-hydro power for irrigation and energy in Nepal

LEARNING: Could micro-hydro power bring sustainable energy to remote villages around the world? Public Health Engineer Anjil Adhikari explains how Oxfam has been involved in bringing electricity...

Open sewage runs through Mukuru slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Perou/ Oxfam

Container based sanitation could solve the world’s toilet problems

LEARNING: Oxfam recently hosted its first International Toilet Summit, where participants were challenged to think big about one of the world's biggest sanitation challenges: how to get...

Beneficiary from EFSVL Project, Diyala Governorate, Iraq. Credit: Oriol Andres/Oxfam

Iraq: preparing for a predictable crisis

LEARNING: The Iraqi army's planned and ongoing counter-offensive against ISIS is likely to lead to the displacement of between 500,000 and 1.5 million people from the city of Mosul and...

Hamster wheel or fly wheel? Credit: Oxfam

Unlocking innovation: hamster wheels and fly wheels

Are you on a repetitive hamster wheel in your work or are you powering a fly wheel, providing stability and increasing momentum and power to bring about change? James Whitehead, Global Innovation...

Women read SMS about Polio prevention, Somalia, 2014. Photo: Ahmed Farah/Hijra

Our favourite uses of technology for social good

Today the Nominet Trust, the UK's leading social tech funder announces a shortlist of 100 best uses of technology for social good. Here Amy O'Donnell, ICT in Programme Lead, explains what...

Sanitation to fuel

From faeces to fuel: innovation in sanitation

2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to decent sanitation. On World Toilet Day our WASH Coordinator, Brian McSorley, describes some of the innovative ways in which Oxfam is working...

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