Oxfam America

For An Oxfam South Africa Program To Advance Transparency And Participation In Extractive Industries

Overview
Oxfam America will provide funding to Oxfam South Africa (OZA), the first African affiliate in the global Oxfam confederation, to address governance challenges in the extractives sector in southern Africa. With this support, OZA will strengthen citizens’ capacity to hold governments and companies in the region accountable for just, transparent, and responsive policies on natural resource extraction. OZA will also advance the principle of free, prior, and informed consent by mobilizing civil society groups and communities to actively participate in setting the terms of engagement in extractive processes including environmental impact assessments, social labor planning, and corporate social responsibility.
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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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