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Oxfam pan Africa programme actively supports broader and thematic efforts that address citizens freedom from hunger, right to food, land ownership and climate justice.

What is the position of women in Africa 57 years after the formation of the African Union? How would the world look like if women had secure access, and control of their land, and natural resources? Would the food crisis be managed differently during emergencies, like the big one we are now living...
Valerie Mukangerero (53 yrs) walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, Eastern Rwanda, Kirehe District. Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam
In Africa, land is an indispensable asset, yet, unnuanced, land belongs to men. This is despite women growing 70 percent of the food that feeds the continent. The World Bank estimates that just under 13 percent of African women claim sole ownership of land, compared to 36 percent of African men.
In May 2019, for the first time several Oxfam country colleagues met up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for ‘The Climate & Agriculture Finance Learning event.’ Participants were able to learn from each other’s experiences, to hear from external experts, and to begin to think about opportunities for...
Climate-related disasters are becoming more prevalent and more harmful – both economically and in human terms, with poor people hit hardest. Therefore, we need a continental disaster prevention and response program that builds up stronger early warning systems and is entirely more effective and...
The Pan Africa Programme took part in a policy dialogue convening themed: “Agency and Accountability: Securing Citizens’ Voice and Participation in Africa’s Agriculture Development” from the 2nd to 5th April 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. The forum brought together partners and like-minded institutions to...
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