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 governance.
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Grants to this Grantee
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)
for an Oxfam South Africa program to advance transparency and participation in extractive industries
Oxfam America will provide funding to Oxfam South Africa (OZA) to address natural resource governance challenges in southern Africa. With this support, OZA will embark on community mobilization and education to facilitate effective implementation of policies designed to deepen corporate and government responsiveness and accountability in the extractives sector. OZA will also mobilize civil society groups and communities to advocate for the formalization of artisanal mining and to participate actively in setting the terms of engagement in extractive processes including environmental impact assessments, social labor planning, and corporate social responsibility.