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Reward work, not wealth | Oxfam International
Dangerous, poorly paid work for the many is supporting extreme wealth for the few. Women are in the worst work, and almost all the super-rich are men. Governments must create a more equal society by prioritizing ordinary workers and small-scale food producers instead of the rich and powerful.
inequality  oxfam 
5 weeks ago by zesteur
How SMS is alleviating hunger in Zimbabwe | Oxfam Australia
"We are in Zimbabwe using mobile technology to tackle the country’s crippling food and cash crisis. We’ve equipped the most vulnerable families with mobile phones to receive emergency cash transfers via text to pay for basic food items."
Oxfam  cellular  mobile  finance 
6 weeks ago by pierredv
Technology changes everything | Oxfam Ireland
"Our innovative Pink Phones project gives mobile phones to women like Vansy (pictured) living in rural areas which they use to get the latest farming information, such as market prices for their crops and weather patterns, helping to plan the best time to harvest. Having access to this technology has transformed their lives, enabling them to sell more vegetables and build a sustainable livelihood. "
Oxfam  mobile  cellular 
6 weeks ago by pierredv
The impact intrapraneurs: How Swiss Re and Oxfam joined forces to help African farmers | Ethical Corporation, Oct 2017
"In this guest blog, Karen Deignan of Net-Works interviews Christina Ulardic of Swiss Re and Marjorie Brans, formerly of Oxfam America, to find out how they worked together to create the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative to tackle climate risk in Africa"

"The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative is a comprehensive risk-management initiative that helps smallholder farmers in Africa cope with the impacts of climate change. ...
R4 currently reaches over 40,000 farmers (about 200,000 people) in Ethiopia, Senegal, Malawi and Zambia through a combination of four risk-management strategies: improved resource-management through asset creation (risk reduction), insurance (risk transfer), livelihoods diversification and microcredit (prudent risk taking) and savings (risk reserves)."

"Swiss Re provided the insurance component, but there were other components designed to ensure farmers could grow their crops successfully, get access to micro-credit to buy more seeds, and build up some savings."
Oxfam  SwissRe  climate  resilience  interviews  climate-change  insurance  risk 
6 weeks ago by pierredv
Organic Rice Farmers to Use Technology for Fair Prices | Oxfam in Cambodia
"This year, Oxfam launched Blockchain for Livelihood from Organic Cambodian Rice​ (BlocRice), the first pilot project in Cambodia using blockchain technology to connect a network of people in the rice supply chain to ensure farmers are better and more fairly paid."

"The goal is to promote a “smart contract”, a three-way digital contract farming agreement between organic farmers, rice exporter and buyers in the Netherlands."
Oxfam  farming  blockchain  Cambodia 
6 weeks ago by pierredv
Davos is here again, so it’s time for Oxfam’s new report - here's what it says - From Poverty to Power
Every January, the masters of the universe gather in Davos and are met with Oxfam's latest report on rising inequality - here's the latest
inequality  oxfam  resource! 
8 weeks ago by zesteur
Book Review: A Savage Order, by Rachel Kleinfeld - From Poverty to Power
Rachel Kleinfeld's new book on violence and how to reduce it combines powerful arguments, riveting case studies, rigorous scholarship and great writing
fragilestates  violence  oxfam 
9 weeks ago by zesteur
Who Are the World’s Poor? New overview from CGD - From Poverty to Power
Gisela Robles and Andy Sumner of the Centre for Global Development crunch the numbers to get to a finer level of detail on global poverty
poverty  development  oxfam 
9 weeks ago by zesteur
Can new tech revive the world's trade unions? - From Poverty to Power
Trade Unions and Technology: Extract from an excellent briefing in this week's Economist on how tech is helping to revive the workers' movement
trade.unions  oxfam 
november 2018 by zesteur
Book Review: Peter Frase, Four Futures: Life After Capitalism - From Poverty to Power
Review of a new book that explores four possible futures for a post-wage labour world.
scenarios  oxfam 
october 2018 by zesteur

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