Oxfam is an international confederation of 18 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries.
Oxfam in Cambodia aspires to “Cambodians, especially women and youth being empowered to hold government and others with power accountable so that they can realize their right to build a resilient society free from poverty and injustice”. To make this vision a reality, Oxfam will focus on working with others to find lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. Oxfam believes this goal can only be achieved by working with Civil Society (CS), communities, the State, private sector, media, and all the other stakeholders driving change. ‘Working together’ is an essential part of this strategy.
For the period of this strategic plan Oxfam in Cambodia (2015-2019) will focus on three programs: Voices for Change, including (stand-alone) programs on women’s leadership, Gender Based Violence, support to democracy building, youth as actors of change, the rights of workers, and CS space; Resilience, focusing on vulnerable small-scale (female) farmers in selected areas, to better prepare and enable them to cope with climate change and natural disasters, especially floods and droughts; and Natural Resource Governance, supporting women and men to realize their rights to take control of and gain benefits from Cambodia’s natural resources (land, water, extractives, forest and fishery) and secure sustainable livelihoods. In all its programs Oxfam in Cambodia will keep Gender Justice at the center as this is considered crucial to achieve its desired impact. Compared to the last strategic plan Oxfam’s thematic investments will evolve: none will suddenly cease to exist, however more focus will be placed on creating synergies within Oxfam, building on complementary strengths and avoiding overlap.
Oxfam in Laos focuses on (1) Citizen Participation and Civil Society Development, (2) Gender Justice, (3) Resilient Community ; and (4) Sustainable Development and Responsible Investment.