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Podcasts which share the learning, knowledge and opinions from Oxfam and the wider development sector. Focussed on the challenges and solutions on the latest issues within humanitarian, development and campaigning work. Topics include inequality, gender justice, economic justice, partnerships, emergency response and more.

Podcasts which share the learning, knowledge and opinions from Oxfam and the wider development sector. Focussed on the challenges and solutions on the latest issues within humanitarian, development and campaigning work. Topics include inequality, gender justice, economic justice, partnerships, emergency response and more.
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Podcasts which share the learning, knowledge and opinions from Oxfam and the wider development sector. Focussed on the challenges and solutions on the latest issues within humanitarian, development and campaigning work. Topics include inequality, gender justice, economic justice, partnerships, emergency response and more.

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English


Episodes

Book Banter: The politics of counting, review of "The Uncounted" with Alex Cobham

11/26/2019
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We speak to the Tax Justice Network's Alex Cobham about his upcoming book "The Uncounted", which gives an insight into the politics of counting. Franziska Mager from Oxfam GB, also joins us to give her perspective as a researcher on inequality. We discuss who's missing from the stats at the very bottom and the very top of society, and how those with power control who gets counted. Find out more about the book: http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509536016

Duration:00:29:29

The challenges of measuring women’s empowerment: Sharing experiences from Oxfam's impact evaluations

10/8/2019
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In this episode we share Oxfam's journey in measuring women's empowerment in our impact evaluations. Our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead, Marina Torre, speaks to Simone Lombardini, Oxfam's Impact Evaluation Lead, who has been working in this area of work. Simone delves into the details on what methodologies have been used, the challenges the team has faced and what we have learnt. See below to access to the many references made in the episode: "How To Guide to Measuring Women's...

Duration:00:25:04

How smart technology can ensure a continuous water supply

8/27/2019
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Providing accessible, safe, sustainable water and sanitation services to everyone on the planet is one of the most critical development challenges we face. This podcast focuses on how smart technology is being used in Kenya and the work that Oxfam and Diaspora AI are doing in the informal settlements of Nairobi. It showcases how it can ensure a more consistent and continuous water supply, and provides evidence to help hold services providers to account. Irene Gai, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene...

Duration:00:16:28

Improving the sustainability of water supply schemes in Nepal

7/22/2019
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This podcast focuses on the alternative models we used to boost the profitability and sustainability of rural water supply schemes in Nepal. We speak to Anjil Adhikari who is an Innovation Advisor working for Oxfam on water sanitation and hygiene, and Jessica Graf who is Managing Director of LeFil Consulting. They talk about how they worked together to demonstrate that better water service delivery is possible. Download the...

Duration:00:21:10

Book Banter - The Rise of Meritocracy

5/10/2019
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Angela Picciariello from Oxfam GB's Research Team and Susanna Griffiths from Oxfam's Policy and Practice Team, discuss the book 'The Rise of Meritocracy' by Michael Dunlop Young. Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/russelldavies/671323188

Duration:00:19:27

Gender and Development - Young Feminisms Online Launch

2/26/2019
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Featuring: Catherine Nyambura, FEMNET Esther Moraes and Vinita Sahasranaman, The YP Foundation Gopika Bashi, Lucia Martelotte, Boikanyo Modungwa, Euge Olmos, FRIDA/Young Feminist Fund Nicci Morgan, Programme Adviser – Youth, Gender & Active Citizenship, Oxfam and introduced by Caroline Sweetman, Editor of Gender & Development Picture attribution: ADB/Flickr

Duration:00:55:21

Using digital to further women’s rights and gender equality

10/12/2018
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This is a recording of the recent webinar launch of the Gender & Development Journal's latest issue on gender and ICTs. It features: Sara Baker of Take Back the Tech! Dhanaraj Thakur from the Alliance for Affordable Internet, an initiative of the Web Foundation Divya Titus #IWillGoOut Campaign, social activist and gender consultant Introduced by Caroline Sweetman, Editor of G&D Moderated by Amy O’Donnell, Digital Specialist at Oxfam, Board member of anti-harrassment charity Hollaback! and...

Duration:00:57:28

Sanitation in Focus: The WASH response in Cox's Bazar

8/3/2018
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As part of the response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, Oxfam has been supporting the implementation of water and sanitation infrastructure in the refugee camps. The huge influx of people, challenging environmental factors and the small space have led to innovate approaches being taken to address the quantities of faecal sludge needing treatment. In this podcast Oxfam’s John Allen and Salahuddin Ahmmed discuss what approaches are being used and how current innovations have...

Duration:00:33:20

How loans from philanthropists to NGOs could work

7/13/2018
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This podcast focuses on the role of philanthropy in development, and shares the learning from a recent loan agreement made to Oxfam, which is considered ground-breaking for the sector. We speak to Talal Shakerchi, the head of Meditor Trust who gave the loan, and Bridie Layden from Oxfam GB’s Philanthropy & Partnerships team, who coordinated the process. They talk to us about how it worked, the challenges they faced and what the expectations are from the agreement.

Duration:00:18:21

Sanitation in Focus: Innovation in humanitarian response

7/10/2018
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Oxfams head of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) discusses how the sector is innovating to address the needs of those Oxfam supports in humanitarian situations. The podcast discusses adapting to changing priorities, new approaches we can use in emergencies and where the sector is headed due to better coordination and communication of approaches. Sign up to Oxfam's Sanitation in Focus newsletter: https://views-voices.oxfam.org.uk/sign-up Photo credit: Tommy Trenchard / Oxfam

Duration:00:30:43

Guest post from the Gender & Development journal

6/5/2018
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This year, Oxfam's international journal Gender & Development turns 25. The UK Development Studies Association and Oxfam marked the occasion by convening a one-day seminar for feminist activists from academia and development practice to discuss bringing feminist values to development research, policy and practice. In this podcast five of these activists introduce themselves and their research, and explain why they are passionate about gender and development. Featuring: Lata Narayanaswamy,...

Duration:00:07:23

What alternative business models do we need to help beat poverty?

5/8/2018
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Erinch Sahan, Chief Executive of the World Fairtrade Organisation (https://wfto.com) speaks to Sophi Tranchell, CEO of Divine Chocolate (http://www.divinechocolate.com) and Lisa Dacanay, President of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (http://www.isea-group.net). They share their experiences in social enterprises and alternative business models which are working right now to help make business fairer. Photo credit: Rachel Manns

Duration:00:33:53

How can overcoming educational barriers improve the sustainability of smallholder supply chains?

4/19/2018
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In this podcast we speak to Amanda Klarer, the Responsible Farming Program Manager at Marcatus QED, who works with some of the world's leading and niche consumer brands to develop customised sourcing programmes, innovative products and sustainable supply chains. Marcatus QED is one of Unilever’s supply partners for their gherkin supply chain, and is part of the Enhancing Livelihoods Fund, a joint initiative between Oxfam, Unilever and the Ford Foundation. Amanda speaks to us about their...

Duration:00:09:43

Book review - Weapons Of Math Destruction

4/16/2018
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Oxfam researchers Franziska Mager and Deborah Hardoon review 'Weapons of Math Destruction' by Cathy O'Neil, a book which describes the way that big data is being used to affect every aspect of our lives, leading to bias which increases inequality and threatens democracy.

Duration:00:20:44

What are the solutions for desalination?

3/22/2018
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As the world's water systems become more prone to salt, what are the methods and solutions available today to tackle this? And how should NGOs be using these technologies? A new report available next week gives a deep insight into the technologies currently available, the challenges and the contexts of what could work where. A summary of the report is available here:...

Duration:00:21:34

Women's rights in South Sudan: How do you empower women in a country at conflict?

3/12/2018
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How do you help empower women in a conflict zone? In South Sudan, Oxfam is pushing to help women make money through agriculture and small businesses, with the aim of boosting their ability to claim their rights in the household and community. Anne Daniel Ali, Director-General in the Ministry of Gender and Social Welfare in Wau State, joins Oxfam's Monica Fagila and Tim Bierley to discuss practical steps to make lasting change in South Sudan.

Duration:00:22:46

Book review - Nudge: Improving decisions about health wealth and happiness

1/30/2018
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In our latest Book Banter episode, we review "Nudge: Improving decisions about health wealth and happiness", by Richard H Thaler and‎ Cass R Sunstein.

Duration:00:10:49

Would you care more about inequality, if you understood the scale of it?

1/25/2018
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As part of Oxfam's Reward Work, Not Wealth report, data from a survey project of over 70,000 people in 10 countries was used. In this podcast, we speak to the researchers behind the research project, which was commissioned for Oxfam from Christopher Hoy at the Australia National University. They reveal people's perceptions of inequality, what they care about, what they want done about it, and give insight into how this data can be used for campaigning work. Download the research here:...

Duration:00:19:48

Safe to speak out: Tackling gender based violence in the digital age

1/23/2018
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Safe to speak out: Tackling gender based violence in the digital age by The Oxfam Podcast

Duration:00:05:46

Reward work, not wealth: How can we solve the inequality crisis?

1/22/2018
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Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, and nothing went to the bottom 50%. In this podcast, we speak to the authors and advisers of a new Oxfam report "Reward work, not wealth", and discuss the links between inequality and poverty, as well as the solutions that governments and the private sector should...

Duration:00:24:50