Alumni stories: Amod

What happens after interning at Oxfam Novib? The Alumni blog series is all about students who have finished their internship as part of the Oxfam Novib Academy.  I recently graduated with an MA in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. During my Masters degree, I interned at Oxfam Novib with…

Demanding Land Rights Now!

Did you know that secure land rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities are a tested, cost-effective and practical solution to climate change? Indigenous Peoples and local communities are protecting rainforests, pasturelands, alpine deserts, small farms and wetlands all across the world. However, without secured land rights, they are vulnerable for eviction and land grabbing…

Lobbying: a courtship game

Have you ever played cat and mouse as a child and never wanted to stop? I might have a career path for you. Lobbyist. Granted it might be a little more complex than that to be a Lobbyist, but during the workshop that tax expert and lobbyist for Oxfam Novib, Francis Weyzig, gave last week…

Visual Note-Taking

This week we had a workshop on Visual Note-Taking (VNT) with Nynke Kuperus from the Impact Measurement and Knowledge Team. The core idea of VNT is to instead of taking dreadful and timeconsuming notes you instead visualize your notes with drawings and symbols. By doing so, it is believed that you process the content better by…

Mid-term event

For more than two months we have now been interns at Oxfam Novib. All of us are doing very different things, working on very different themes. The teams we work in may know  what we are working on to some extent – this also differs per intern – but there are many more people working in the…