Oxfam America

For A Program To Support Citizen Engagement In Extractive Industries And Budget Processes In Senegal

Overview
Oxfam America works closely with local civil society organizations to promote transparency of government revenues and spending and to increase public participation in decisions about how public resources are allocated and spent. In the last two years, Oxfam provided detailed information on the legal and fiduciary obligations of extractive companies to citizens in three regions of Senegal and facilitated citizen monitoring of company activities in those regions. This grant will enable Oxfam to consolidate the work in the three regions, expand to two more regions, and build the capacity of citizens in the target communities to participate in decisions about the allocation and use of extractive revenues.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.oxfamamerica.org 
Address
226 Causeway Street
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2206
Grants to this Grantee
for strengthening women's participation in social accountability in the extractive sectors  
Oxfam America will continue to strengthen the capacity of women’s rights organizations to ensure that women and their communities are protected from harmful practices and benefit from revenues generated by the extractive industries. Oxfam will document the gender impact of extractive industries to inform advocacy agendas at the local, regional, and global level, ensuring women’s rights organizations have a meaningful role in decision making about extractive industries transparency. Oxfam America will organize events to share lessons with key stakeholders, including other international organizations, in-country partners, and global norm-setting platforms. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)
for regranting to social accountability NGOs in Burkina Faso  
Through this grant, Oxfam America and Oxfam Spain will support Oxfam Burkina Faso to strengthen the participation of women, men, youth, and local civil society and civic groups in the management of public finances. Oxfam Burkina Faso and its three local partners will provide relevant information, technical support, and mechanisms for citizens to provide input and track the use of local development mining funds in three municipalities. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)
for support of U.S. international climate finance  
Oxfam America is a relief and development organization that prioritizes work on climate change because of the threats it poses to poor and vulnerable people. Oxfam America’s efforts to build deeper understanding of and support for U.S. government climate investment programs will help maximize the ability of the U.S. to remain a participant of key bilateral and multilateral climate change programs. (Substrategy: Multilateral)

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