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Tag: resilience

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Gerondio Ayson is 54 years old. He lives in Esperanza, on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. He is married to Teodora (also 54).

Latest climate change evidence confirms what farmers told Oxfam

OPINION:     New research has confirmed Oxfam's findings of many years, climate change is making life harder for farmers around the world. John Magrath, Programme...

Queuing for food distribution in South Sudan. Credit: Oxfam

Resilience is someone - I met her in South Sudan

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: Definitions of resilience should come from the people we are here to support, rather than our own assumptions. Elizabeth White, Policy Adviser in South Sudan, reminds...

Jahanara with neighbours in 36 Bari Colony.

Partnering with IKEA Foundation and local communities for effective emergency response

NEWS: As world leaders and NGOs meet for the World Humanitarian Summit the importance of local organisations in responding to disasters is high on the agenda. Here Alex Lankester, Head of...

Fishing boats in Eastern Samar. Credit: Daniel Morchain/Oxfam

The challenge of climate change adaptation in the Philippines

LEARNING: Successful adaptation to changing weather patterns depends on cooperation and commitment from across government and civil society reflects Daniel Morchain. Conducting a multi- stakeholder...

Women work in an onion field in Nepal (Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam)

A new shared approach to resilience in Asia

Development and humanitarian programmes are increasingly being understood holistically as different elements for building resilience. In response to this Oxfam in Asia has produced a new companion with...

Photo: Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Credit Oxfam

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

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...

Women march mining

Women's Everyday Resilience in Opposing Large Scale Mining

Mining in Latin America is big business and provides a substantial percentage of GDP, but is the economy a true measurement of 'Development'? Dr. Katy Jenkins, Co-Director of the Centre for...

Shamim, 12, washes cloths in the standing flood water next to the village of Geo Kaloi, in Digree, Meerpur Khas.

Weather alert: an introduction to climate change

Climate change affects many of the communities with which Oxfam works. The impacts on people's lives are real and dangerous. Here John Magrath, Programme Researcher, provides an overview of how...

Maximino Beringue is a tenant farmer in the Philippines, he had a two storey house but it was completely destroyed during Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Climate change and resilience: campaigns Tom and development Geri discuss

Is it possible to reconcile the views of campaigners and development practitioners on the place of climate change within programming through the concept of 'resilience'? On Tuesday John Magrath...

Tens of thousands fill the streets for The Wave Climate Rally in London, December 2009. Credit: Chris Worrell/Oxfam

Climate change: exceptional or unexceptional? Campaigns Tom and development Geri discuss

Why are there divergent views on where climate change fits within the development and humanitarian communities? Programme researcher John Magrath presents an imaginary conversation. ...