Fadumo in her shop in Hargeisa. AbdiAziz Adani/Oxfam
By AbdiAziz Adani "It was the first time I submitted a case to the court. I didn't know where to start and what to do. It was very frustrating," said Fadumo a mother of four living in Hargeisa, who recently had to seek legal redress in one of Somaliland’s courts. "I wasn't able to hire a lawyer...
Songosongo island in Tanzania where natural gas is extracted. Kisuma Mapunda/Oxfam
Sub-surface oil resources can be transformed into positive outcomes only when they are judiciously managed, and their output directed to sectors that matter most to citizens.
Helen Ewoton (48) sits with other villagers as a drill team bores a hole for fresh water in the village of Nawoyatir in the Lapur district of Lokitaung in Turkana. Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
This case study assesses the extent of Tullow Oil’s compliance with the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Turkana County, northern Kenya. It examines the company’s engagement in selected communities and finds that, while community engagement processes have improved in...
 Floribert, a community member in Kabare territoy, South Kivu, attends an Oxfam training on Protection. Ramon Sanchez Orense/Oxfam
We are committed to being open about our work and to be accountable to the communities we work with, as well as to our partners, staff, donors, and supporters. We believe our legitimacy to ask for and expect accountability from others comes from being accountable and transparent ourselves. Through...
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