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.
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 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 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.

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