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Subject: innovation

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IDPs wait in line to receive aid at an Oxfam distribution. The unconditional cash transfer is for the most vulnerable people affected by the current war in the country. Khamer  district, Yemen

Cash transfers: a catalogue of solutions

ICT in Programme Humanitarian Advisor, Anna Kondakhchyan reflects on an exciting new initiative designed to help practitioners navigate the ins and outs of electronic cash transfers. ...

Oxfam engineers work to install the first water network in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan, September 2015

Real Geek: Building trust through accountability

Oxfam's Humanitarian Informal Feedback project funded by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) has recently come to a close. Here Project Manager Emily Tomkys shares the evaluation report  and...

A woman peers out of her home, Haiti

The impatient optimist: Urine-tricity to light humanitarian camps

In this blog we're introduced to two sides of the 'Urine-tricity' story. Firstly, we hear from Oxfam's Head of Water and Sanitation Andy Bastable, who shares his eager observations...

Oxfam volunteers engage with Coldplay fans, encouraging them to sign the petition (Credit: Andy Hall)

Mobile Surveys: The past, the present, the future

Since 2013 mobile surveys have become increasingly important to our survey processes at Oxfam, and across the sector. Emily Tomkys shares some of the key learning that has contributed to the latest...

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...

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