Walking the Talk

If we demand change from others, we must first do it ourselves.  Oxfam Novib is an organisation built upon certain values: Empowerment, Inclusiveness, and Accountability. These values are at the core of what Oxfam Novib does and are at the foundation of every action it undertakes. It sounds simple enough in practice, right?  I joined Oxfam Novib to work on something…

The World is Changing

At the moment, crises are becoming increasingly complex. The average displaced person is displaced for 10 to 26 years (Ferris, 2018). Refugee camps can stand for decades; lives are lived in these settlements. The future will bring more climate (change) related disaster, which can in turn cause more displacement and conflict. These altering needs require…

Supporting Each Other During Corona

How can we facilitate entrepreneurs in these corona times? That was a question that colleagues from the entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs’ team asked themselves. Eventually they came up with the idea to organize a Beat Corona Call to let entrepreneurs get in touch with each other. One of my tasks during my internship is to find…

Stranger in a Strange Land

Much like the 1961 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, working as a quantitative data analyst for the Global Management and Information Strategy Team (OneMIS) – having spent the bulk of my academic and professional career as a qualitative researcher – sometimes feels analogous to the experience of the novel’s…

The Power of Journalism and Activism in Combating Financial Misconducts

My internship is with the Money-Trail project: a project which supports and organizes trainings for journalists and civil society organizations (CSOs) to combat illicit financial flows (IFFs). IFFs are flows of money, hence Money-Trail, which move from country to country to avoid and evade taxation, and thus increase the wealth of the individual who possesses…

The Power of Power BI

Transforming Data to Enhance Information Flow at a Confederation Level As an Information & Reporting Intern, I work as part of the Oxfam International’s Global Programs Management and Information Strategy team (OneMIS). OneMIS is responsible for reporting Oxfam’s internal progress and collects key planning and budgeting information as well as assessing risks for all countries Oxfam affiliates…

Say Enough Cypher

The 16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign that calls for an end to gender-based violence. It begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on 10 December, International Human Rights Day. During the 16 Days of Activism in 2019, there was an online, global music…