Publications

E.g., 12/04/2020
E.g., 12/04/2020
A small mechanized boat carries local trade commodities in Dhubri, Assam. Photo: Sailendra Yashwant/ Oxfam India
Trade through inland waterways using small mechanised boats offers a source of livelihood for small traders and riverine communities. The current renewed focus on inland waterways in both Bangladesh and India as alternative trade routes to enhance bilateral trade presents good opportunities to...
The Mahakali river, Nepal. Photo: Oxfam in Nepal
TROSA began work in the Mahakali basin in 2017 with local partners (NEEDS, RUDWUC, RUDES, and Sankalpa) with the aim of increasing access, rights to and control of water resources of the local riparian communities. The project envisaged positive change at national levels to be stimulated by...
Local women from TROSA supported Women Empowerment Centers (WECs) test the water quality of the Mahakali river in far-western Nepal. Photo: Kamal Rawal RUWDUC Nepal
Across South Asia’s transboundary river basins – the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM), and the Salween in Myanmar, we supported projects bringing together civil society, the scientific community, and policymakers to collaborate in novel ways to inform river governance related policies. At the center...
All over South Asia's river basins women are coming forward to participate in decision making processes.
Women can play a critical role in water resource management. However, getting beyond gender obstacles in water resource management remains difficult. Women in South Asia, particularly in Ganga- Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basins, play a critical role in providing, managing, and safeguarding water...
Youths celebrate the World Water Day in Chandpur, Bangladesh. Photo: Masud Al Mamun/ CNRS/Oxfam
South Asia is home to one-fifth (19%) of the world's youth, and regional youth unemployment stands at 11% (according to UN DESA Youth report). There is growing evidence that climatic variability impacts water availability and quality – which jeopardizes social stability and jobs for the youth...
Informal sector in Timor-Leste
In June 2020 Matadalan Institute (MDI), in partnership with Oxfam and Dr. Brett Inder from Monash University, surveyed446 informal businesses in 7 municipalities. The aim was to learn about how the State of Emergency (SoE) affectedinformal businesses. The vast majority of the informal sector in...
Women in Agriculture in Timor-Leste
This report presents findings on the impact of COVID-19 and the associated State of Emergency from March – June 2020 on women in agriculture in Timor-Leste. The findings were gathered form interviews with 266 vulnerable women in agriculture and agribusiness from six municipalities in Timor-Leste:...
Report on Water, business and human rights In transboundary basins
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of the human rights to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water. Yet, unregulated and unsustainable business activity is having serious negative impacts on the health of the GBM and Salween rivers and...
Oxfam - ASEAN - A Better Normal for Businesses in and beyond COVID19
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is significantly negative from both the economic and social perspectives. The ASEAN and its member-states are encouraged to continue allocating resources and take policy actions to support MSMEs.
Breaking Through Her Challenges
Oxfam's Mekong Water Governance Program is highly committed to create an enabling environment for women’s participation and leadership in water sector.
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