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 support to Oxfam West Africa's project enhancing women's participation in extractives governance  
This grant to Oxfam America aims to ensure that women and other marginalized groups are able to participate and have equal voice in decision making about how extractive industry revenues are reported, managed, and used. Working through the Oxfam West Africa Regional Platform, this grant will support efforts to identify barriers and pathways to gender equity in extractive industry governance, and build the capacity of women’s rights organizations and civil society groups to implement more gender-aware extractive industry oversight and governance. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability.)
for a program to support citizen engagement in extractive industries and budget processes in Senegal  
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.
for the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy on unpaid care and domestic work  
Oxfam is a global organization working to create solutions to the social injustice of poverty and inequality. This grant to Oxfam America will support Oxfam’s implementation of the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care (WE-Care) program globally, regionally — and in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. The WE-Care program is an initiative meant to transform how unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW) is valued, shared, and invested in. Oxfam will accompany civil society-led advocacy and facilitate participation in influencing spaces; raise awareness of UCDW with media and government officials; develop formative research to inform campaigns; advocate for greater investments in infrastructure and public services; and engage the private sector to change harmful gender stereotypes and norms. (Strategy: Women’s Economic Empowerment)

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