Towards a Worldwide Influencing Network

Part of my Internship position at Oxfam Novib is to give support to the strategic partnership, hereafter referred to as SP and communicating its success internally and externally. The SP started in 2016 and is working in 17 countries in Asia and Africa. At  the heart of the SP there is an alliance between Oxfam…

Giving meaning to ‘Youth as Active Citizens’

We often talk about empowerment and inclusivity in decision-making for change, but what does this actually look like? I am a 20-year old woman belonging to a generation of concerned young people—I study global challenges, yet often struggle to grasp how solutions are realized beyond the classroom. This fall, as an intern in Oxfam Novib’s…

The future of work in developing countries

The concept of work is changing through global trends such as climate change, urbanization, digitization and automation. This will have consequences for a wide range of people and –perhaps most importantly – young people, (non-governmental) organizations and education institutes. A lot is known about skills development in Western countries, but little literature is available about…

Innovations in Oxfam Novib and beyond

Oxfam Novib is working towards building the just world without poverty. The problems Oxfam Novib has to address to accomplish its mission are often complex and changing continuously. To find effective solutions in the environment of declining funding and increased competition, Oxfam Novib has to go beyond traditional approaches and experiment with new ideas. The…

“Young people don’t know anything!” – Changing dominant power relations by acknowledging the potential of youth

All over the world, young people demand change. In many countries, youth movements for climate protection are becoming popular and powerful. Around the globe, young people raise their voices against oppression and fight for democracy – through art, dance, demonstrations and many other forms of advocacy. However, the reactions of the society towards the strong…

The future of work in the Global South

What will the future of work look like in the Global South? I talked to different Oxfam-colleagues worldwide to discuss how working models and labour markets will be transformed by global trend and which challenges the future will hold for young people. ‘The future of work’ – how climate change, technological change, urbanization, automation and…