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Mee Mee Htun is holding tiger worms in smiling face
“What do you think about worms? Would you be comfortable working with worms?” Bagus Setyawan from Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team asked me while we are talking about solid waste management in camps in Rakhine State where conflict affected people are temporarily settled. The...
Panel Discussion about Gender Responsive Budgeting
Written by Poe Ei Phyu, Policy Advisor for Oxfam in Myanmar and Jasmine Burnley Director of Advocacy and Communications for Oxfam in Myanmar At the heart of a democratic relationship between citizens and the state lies an accountable system of public spending. A country’s budget can be the...
Bagus demonstrating toilet use on a partially-constructed communal TWT
In Rakhine State, Myanmar, Oxfam and WEDC are developing the Tiger Worm Toilet from the household sanitation level (where it has been proven successful) to a phased application at communal sanitation level, appropriate for use in humanitarian camps. This will help meet the need for an economically...
We have just finished a review of Oxfam’s work in Myanmar’s central Dry Zone . This was designed some 6 years ago – a lifetime in Myanmar, back when the country was far more closed, and we were trying to disguise governance work as a resilient livelihoods project. Our intentions...
"I can’t trust anything, as I’m not sure yet if we might have to move to another place and for what reason. We are also losing hope for the education and future of our children." (Photo by Dustin Barter/Oxfam)
“This time, movement worsened the health and food security situation of sick people, elders, pregnant women and children as this happened during the winter season – the area is very cold and most of us couldn’t bring enough clothes and blankets. Life for us is terrible. I am very...
Photo by Dustin Barber
Social accountability, what does it mean? And does it mean something different when people are in the middle of a civil war? Is Social Accountability a set of static tools that sound good on paper but aren’t really associated with delivering social and political change?...
Eighteen-year-old peace and civic education graduate Bawk Nu Aung.(Photo by Dustin Barber)
“I want to get involved in politics because of the situation living in camps. It is a critical political issue. After the training with Naushawng Education Network (NSEN), I learnt from the course that politics is in everything – the conflict is related to politics. If I am involved in politics and...
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