Power in the Pandemic

Power in the Pandemic

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Our sister project Power Shifts is taking over the Oxfam in-depth podcast to bring you Power in the Pandemic. How is Coronavirus affecting the people we don’t usually hear from? What solutions and leadership are emerging from the crisis? In each episod?


Featured Voice: Duoi talks to farmers about Coronavirus in the Philippines
May 22 • 11 min
Hear how coronavirus is effecting farmers in the Philippines.
Where is the power in the pandemic?
May 11 • 20 min
You’re listening to the first episode of Power in the Pandemic. Before we share the voices we are capturing from across the world about their experiences of the coronavirus, we explore the role power plays during this crisis. In this introductory…
The trailer - Power in the Pandemic
Apr 21 • 1 min
The trailer for our new series: Power in the Pandemic. The show bringing together the unheard and often forgotten voices living through the pandemic, in order to get a glimpse into the world that’s being created in the cracks of this crisis.
Coronavirus and web data analysis
Mar 31 • 26 min
The Real Geek team discuss web data analysis and its aplication to analysing society’s response to the coronavirus.
Real Geek: Web data collection using Twitter
Mar 30 • 26 min
The journey and challenges in measuring sustainable water in Oxfam’s impact evaluations with the HWISE Network
Mar 23 • 31 min
The journey and challenges in measuring sustainable water in Oxfam’s impact evaluations with The HWISE Network
Ripple Effects: women in Nepal and Bangladesh forge their own paths in water governance
Mar 20 • 32 min
In this episode, we ask critical questions about how are women involved in water governance in their communities in Nepal and Bangladesh
Feminist leadership in the hardest places to be a woman
Feb 17 • 63 min
As part of Oxfam’s Breaking New Ground Series, we host a panel of inspiring female leaders from the world of politics and civil society. The panel discuss their perspectives on what feminist leadership means to them and the importance of women’s…
Real Geek: Highlights of Oxfam’s Impact Evaluation of Cash for Work activities in the Za’atari camp in Jordan
Feb 7 • 31 min
Evaluation of the Cash for Work project in the Za’atari refugee camp with Oxfam Jordan
Real Geek: GDPR and the right to privacy in practice for impact evaluations
Feb 6 • 21 min
What is GDPR and Oxfam’s Responsible Data Policy? How does GDPR affect the way we collect data when carrying out monitoring and evaluations?Following the recent publication of the Going Digital report on GDPR, two of our regular “Real Geekers”, Jaynie…
Real Geek: How to measure resilience capacities
Dec 12, 2019 • 23 min
Oxfam defines resilience as ‘the ability of women and men to realize their rights and improve their wellbeing despite shocks, stresses and uncertainty’. So… Can resilience be “measured”?!As part of our Real Geek series, Ania Gaboune and Alexia Pretari…
Book Banter: The politics of counting, review of “The Uncounted” with Alex Cobham
Nov 26, 2019 • 29 min
We speak to the Tax Justice Network’s Alex Cobham about his upcoming book “The Uncounted”, which gives an insight into the politics of counting. Franziska Mager from Oxfam GB, also joins us to give her perspective as a researcher on inequality.We discuss…
Real Geek: The challenges of measuring women’s empowerment
Oct 8, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode we share Oxfam’s journey in measuring women’s empowerment in our impact evaluations. Our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead, Marina Torre, speaks to Simone Lombardini, Oxfam’s Impact Evaluation Lead, who has been working in this area…
How smart technology can ensure a continuous water supply
Aug 27, 2019 • 16 min
Providing accessible, safe, sustainable water and sanitation services to everyone on the planet is one of the most critical development challenges we face. This podcast focuses on how smart technology is being used in Kenya and the work that Oxfam and…
Improving the sustainability of water supply schemes in Nepal
Jul 22, 2019 • 21 min
This podcast focuses on the alternative models we used to boost the profitability and sustainability of rural water supply schemes in Nepal. We speak to Anjil Adhikari who is an Innovation Advisor working for Oxfam on water sanitation and hygiene, and…
Book Banter: The Rise of Meritocracy
May 10, 2019 • 19 min
Angela Picciariello from Oxfam GB’s Research Team and Susanna Griffiths from Oxfam’s Policy and Practice Team, discuss the book ‘The Rise of Meritocracy’ by Michael Dunlop Young.Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/russelldavies/671323188
Gender and Development - Young Feminisms Online Launch
Feb 26, 2019 • 55 min
Featuring:Catherine Nyambura, FEMNETEsther Moraes and Vinita Sahasranaman, The YP FoundationGopika Bashi, Lucia Martelotte, Boikanyo Modungwa, Euge Olmos, FRIDA/Young Feminist FundNicci Morgan, Programme Adviser – Youth, Gender & Active Citizenship,…
Using digital to further women’s rights and gender equality
Oct 12, 2018 • 57 min
This is a recording of the recent webinar launch of the Gender & Development Journal’s latest issue on gender and ICTs. It features:Sara Baker of Take Back the Tech!Dhanaraj Thakur from the Alliance for Affordable Internet, an initiative of the Web…
Sanitation in Focus: The WASH response in Cox’s Bazar
Aug 3, 2018 • 33 min
As part of the response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh, Oxfam has been supporting the implementation of water and sanitation infrastructure in the refugee camps. The huge influx of people, challenging environmental factors and the small…
How loans from philanthropists to NGOs could work
Jul 13, 2018 • 18 min
This podcast focuses on the role of philanthropy in development, and shares the learning from a recent loan agreement made to Oxfam, which is considered ground-breaking for the sector. We speak to Talal Shakerchi, the head of Meditor Trust who gave the…
Sanitation in Focus: Innovation in humanitarian response
Jul 10, 2018 • 30 min
Oxfams head of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) discusses how the sector is innovating to address the needs of those Oxfam supports in humanitarian situations. The podcast discusses adapting to changing priorities, new approaches we can use in…
Guest post from the Gender & Development Journal
Jun 5, 2018 • 7 min
This year, Oxfam’s international journal Gender & Development turns 25. The UK Development Studies Association and Oxfam marked the occasion by convening a one-day seminar for feminist activists from academia and development practice to discuss bringing…
What alternative business models do we need to help beat poverty?
May 8, 2018 • 33 min
Erinch Sahan, Chief Executive of the World Fairtrade Organisation (https://wfto.com) speaks to Sophi Tranchell, CEO of Divine Chocolate (http://www.divinechocolate.com) and Lisa Dacanay, President of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia…
How can overcoming educational barriers improve the sustainability of smallholder supply chains?
Apr 19, 2018 • 9 min
In this podcast we speak to Amanda Klarer, the Responsible Farming Program Manager at Marcatus QED, who works with some of the world’s leading and niche consumer brands to develop customised sourcing programmes, innovative products and sustainable supply…
Book Banter: Weapons Of Math Destruction
Apr 16, 2018 • 20 min
Oxfam researchers Franziska Mager and Deborah Hardoon review ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ by Cathy O’Neil, a book which describes the way that big data is being used to affect every aspect of our lives, leading to bias which increases inequality and…
What are the solutions for desalination?
Mar 22, 2018 • 21 min
As the world’s water systems become more prone to salt, what are the methods and solutions available today to tackle this? And how should NGOs be using these technologies? A new report available next week gives a deep insight into the technologies…
Women’s rights in South Sudan: How do you empower women in a country at conflict?
Mar 12, 2018 • 22 min
How do you help empower women in a conflict zone? In South Sudan, Oxfam is pushing to help women make money through agriculture and small businesses, with the aim of boosting their ability to claim their rights in the household and community.Anne Daniel…
Book Banter: Nudge: Improving decisions about health wealth and happiness
Jan 30, 2018 • 10 min
In our latest Book Banter episode, we review “Nudge: Improving decisions about health wealth and happiness”, by Richard H Thaler and‎ Cass R Sunstein.
Would you care more about inequality, if you understood the scale of it?
Jan 25, 2018 • 19 min
As part of Oxfam’s Reward Work, Not Wealth report, data from a survey project of over 70,000 people in 10 countries was used. In this podcast, we speak to the researchers behind the research project, which was commissioned for Oxfam from Christopher Hoy…
Safe to speak out: Tackling gender based violence in the digital age
Jan 23, 2018 • 5 min
Safe to speak out: Tackling gender based violence in the digital age by The Oxfam Podcast
Reward work, not wealth: How can we solve the inequality crisis?
Jan 22, 2018 • 24 min
Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, and nothing went to the…
Emergency sanitation in focus
Dec 18, 2017 • 13 min
Esther Shaylor talks to Andy Bastable, Oxfam’s expert on public health engineering, about the challenge of providing sustainable sanitation in emergencies. What happens when toilets in camps are not well planned out? How and why should tiger worms and…
Partnerships in Iraq
Nov 1, 2017 • 21 min
Many INGOs have made commitments to support reform in the Humanitarian System, specifically to ensure that local and national humanitarian actors can take a more prominent role in coordinating and implementing emergency responses. What are the challenges…
Book Banter: The Great Escape and Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong
Sep 29, 2017 • 13 min
Franziska Mager and Deborah Hardoon from Oxfam take to the air waves share their thoughts on two books that deal with the economy, wealth and inequality. ‘The Great Escape’, by Angus Deaton, and Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong by Morten Jerven.
Protecting civilians in conflict
Aug 16, 2017 • 12 min
As a result of conflict, the world today is faced with huge challenges in the protection of civilians. In Yemen, Syria and South Sudan, infrastructures have been destroyed and thousands of people are forced to flea, or face the risks of disease, famine or…
Tiger worms: An innovative solution to sanitation
Jun 2, 2017 • 13 min
Tiger worms: An innovative solution to sanitation by The Oxfam Podcast
Are cash transfers the answer to humanitarian aid?
Jun 2, 2017 • 15 min
We speak to Alex Jacob, Director of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), about the challenges and benefits of using cash transfers in humanitarian emergencies. Find out more about CaLP at: http://www.cashlearning.org/
Influencing to end violence against women and girls (Arabic Webinar)
May 17, 2016 • 92 min
Part 3 of our inspiring series, this webinar addresses the issue of Violence against Women and Girls, with an emphasis on ‘Public influencing to end violence against women and girls: Best practices and ways forward’.
Regional influencing (Arabic Webinar).MP3
Mar 24, 2016 • 47 min
The second webinar from the Regional Gender Justice Programme for the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA). This focuses on influencing at the regional level and explores the various opportunities and challenges.
Women peace and security in the MENA region (Arabic webinar)
Feb 17, 2016 • 81 min
Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many difficulties and inequalities in their daily lives, and conflict in the region only exasperates the situation. This is the first in a series of webinars on gender justice hosted by Oxfam’s…