Recent Submissions

  • Coagulation and Disinfection Manual

    Oxfam GB, 2003-09-15
    This manual is part of a series of guides devised by the Oxfam Public Health Engineering Team to help provide a reliable water supply for populations affected by conflict or natural disaster. The equipment is designed to be used with any or all of the following Oxfam water equipment: Water Pumping equipment, Water Storage equipment, Water Filtration equipment, Water Distribution equipment, Hand-dug Well equipment, and Water Testing Kit. All are designed using available, easily transported equipment which is simple, rapidly assembled, and fully self-contained, to provide an adequate, safe water supply at moderate cost. The principles used in these packages may often be useful in long-term development projects.
  • Malaria Control Manual

    Oxfam GB, 2006-04-25
    This manual is meant for all Oxfam staff who may be involved in initiating a malaria control project in humanitarian situations specifically although much of the background information will be useful for longer term programmes. Knowledge of malaria control is important for Public Health Promoters, Water and Sanitation Engineers and Project Co-ordinators and Managers in order to facilitate decision-making and project formulations.
  • Writing for Impact: Lessons from Journalism

    Magrath, John (2012-11-22)
    Most of us obtain most of our information about what is going on in the world from some form of journalism – listening to the news on the radio, reading a newspaper, watching the TV or increasingly, from 'citizens journalism' like Twitter. We are so used to hearing or seeing news stories that we may not realise that they are cleverly constructed and usually in a particular way. It is the way journalists are taught to communicate, and it is clearly influential. If we wish to have maximum impact when communicating our research findings then we can learn a lot by understanding how journalists package the information they gather.
  • The Right to be Heard Framework: A learning companion

    Hopkins, Adrienne (Oxfam GB, 2012-12-07)
    This practical guide is designed to help practitioners in choosing how and where to build programmes that address issues of governance. It explores how to render power visible – looking at the underlying power relations within a community in order to support people’s movements to demand accountability from the state. This includes looking at gender and women’s rights; finding spaces for dialogue; looking at the power of the individual; and strengthening and supporting groups within civil society. The guide contains case studies from Oxfam’s on-the-ground work around the world, and lists the best sources of further information. For more examples of how the rights-based approach has been put into practice in our programmes see: · Local Governance and Community Action Programme Insights with studies from Malawi, Tanzania, Viet Nam, Nepal and Kenya · Speaking Out: Case studies on how poor people influence decision-making with studies from Honduras, Malawi, Bangladesh, Georgia, Guatemala, Indonesia, the UK, Peru and India
  • Emergency Shelter: Principles and practice

    Oxfam GB, 2012-04-15
    As part of our humanitarian mandate, Oxfam initiates and supports emergency shelter interventions for people affected by disasters and conflicts. Our experience shows that the rapid distribution of shelter NFIs and shelter support for host families can help people meet their immediate needs for dignity, privacy and protection from adverse weather. This Technical Briefing Note outlines the different approaches and key principles to be considered when considering emergency shelter programmes in humanitarian responses.
  • Women, Communities and Mining: The gender impacts of mining and the role of gender impact assessment

    Hill, Christina; Newell, Kelly (Oxfam Australia, 2009-12-01)
    This report informs mining company staff of the potential gender impacts of mining projects and introduces some tools and approaches that they can use to conduct a gender impact assessment of these projects. These tools should be of particular interest to community relations advisors as they are designed to help incorporate gender into community assessment and planning tools including social baseline studies, social impact assessments and risk analysis, community mapping exercises, and monitoring and evaluation plans.