Oxfam America

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

Overview
Oxfam works closely with local civil society organizations to promote transparency of government revenues and spending and increase public participation in decisions about how public resources are allocated and spent. In the next two years, Oxfam will work with local organizations in Senegal to ensure that communities in extractive areas participate in and benefit from resource extraction. This grant will enable Oxfam to mobilize and build the capacity of citizens in extractive communities and create opportunities for them to participate in the management and allocation of extractive revenues.
About the Grantee
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www.oxfamamerica.org 
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226 Causeway Street
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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 civil society organizations to incorporate women’s rights in the accountability agendas related to extractive industries. It will also focus on demanding greater accountability for the budgeting and use of mining revenues and government investments in programs and services that are responsive to women’s needs. 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 participate in decision making about extractive industries transparency. Oxfam America will convene a global learning event to share lessons with key stakeholders, including other international organizations, in-country partners, and global norm-setting platforms.
for the Power and Money program  
Oxfam America’s Power and Money program promotes government and corporate transparency and creates opportunities for citizens to participate in decisions about how public revenues are generated, allocated, and spent. Oxfam advocates at the international level for stronger governance and transparency norms and works with local partners at national and subnational levels to promote effective implementation of those norms. During this grant period, Oxfam will intensify efforts to protect civic space and foster greater participation of women and minority groups in fiscal matters.
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.

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