Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

Oxfam partner SONYO meets Obama’s African Affairs Advisor at White House

Monday, April 14th, 2014 Posted in Governance, Peacebuilding, Somalia | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7189" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Meeting was held at the White House (Photo: USG)"][/caption] Oxfam partner SONYO (Somaliland National Youth Organisation) has announced that their Executive Director, Saeed M. Ahmed, has recently met with US officials at the White House in Washington, ...

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

South Sudan, a young nation turned sick.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, South Sudan, Women's rights | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7053" align="alignleft" width="557" caption="Oxfam Novib Executive Director Farah Karimi meets with people displaced due to conflict at UN House IDP camp, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam"][/caption] Welcome to the youngest nation in the world, South Sudan. A place burdened ...

From Goma to Addis Ababa for the 22nd African Union Summit and the launch of Oxfam’s latest protection report.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Land, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

“I set out from Goma, in eastern Congo, with Oxfam partners Eudoxie Nziavake and Jean-Pierre Baludi for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. It wasn’t a promising start to our journey. The road that traces the hills between the Congolese border ...

Still living in fear in the Congo

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Displacement, Gender, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6989" align="alignnone" width="554" caption="Single mother with her children in North Kivu. Some villages in North Kivu have reported a cessation of violence and extortion since the defeat of M23, but for many mothers whose husbands escaped to avoid forced ...

So close and yet so far: What does having the largest underground water reserves in Kenya really mean for the people of Turkana?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Kenya, Land, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

In September 2013, UNESCO and the Government of Kenya announced the discovery of massive groundwater reserves under Turkana, Kenya.1 This arid and semi arid county in the far [caption id="attachment_6982" align="alignright" width="510" caption="A pastoralist herding his goats, Turkana North"][/caption]

Somali Voices – Views Lower Juba

Monday, December 16th, 2013 Posted in Food security, Gender, Governance, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_6942" align="alignright" width="235" caption="Muhumed watching his cattle drink water at a water point in Dhobley"][/caption] The political progress in Somalia has inspired confidence and hope among many Somali people for the years to come, but there are enormous institutional, political, ...

Travel Through Somaliland

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Land, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

I travelled to Somaliland with a production team to shoot a documentary showcasing the achievements of Candlelight programmes in Somaliland. Candlelight for Health, Education and Environment was founded in 1995 to support marginalized people and communities in Somaliland. In partnership ...

The Bay of Lions

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Governance, Land, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

The mountain of Ga’an Libah, which means ‘Bay of Lions’, is a highland area that was once known for its juniper forests, bountiful wildlife, and spectacular scenery. It is strategically located between three main urban centers: the capital Hargeisa, Berbera ...

Mitigating the Effects of Drought in Somaliland – Documentary

Friday, November 15th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Gender, Governance, Land, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Video, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Overlooking the Somaliland landscape years ago, one could see patches of green in a vast dry land, with hints of seasonal water courses, where rivers once were. Just like the vast land in need of rain, developmental needs here were ...