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The potential of partnerships: the Oxfam – Monash research partnership


Lisa Elford, Oxfam-Monash Partnership Program Manager, Oxfam Australia

Lisa Elford, Oxfam-Monash Partnership Program Manager, Oxfam Australia

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  • 1. The Potential of partnerships: theOxfam-Monash research partnershipDoing more together
  • 2. Working together• South Africa Summer Placements Program• Oxfam shop on Clayton campus• Staff giving• Oxfam-Monash The 2011 Oxfam-Monash Summer Placement Program participants.Credit: Inger Harber / OxfamSA Partnership
  • 3. Funded Research• Gendered impacts of climate variability and climate events in Bangladesh ▫ Professor Margaret Alston, Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability Unit (Monash University) ▫ Tania Cass, Program Manager, India and Bangladesh program (Oxfam Australia) ▫ Md Badi Akhter, Program Manager, Oxfam Great Britain• Governance and Accountability in the Health Sector: Developing a people’s policy for health in South Africa ▫ Professors Brian Oldenburg and Geoffrey Setswe, Dr Ravayi Marindo (Monash University) ▫ Uvarshi Rajcoomar, Senior Program Coordinator (Oxfam South Africa)• Oxfam International Sense-making Exercise ▫ Chris Roach, Director Development Effectiveness (Oxfam Australia) ▫ Dr Craig Thorburn, School of Geography (Monash University)• Community-driven Accountability in Cambodia ▫ Dr Shelley Marshall, Department of Business Law and Taxation (Monash University) ▫ Michael Simon, Advocacy Manager (Oxfam Australia)
  • 4. Ways of Working• Pooling and testing innovation• Understanding how to best support processes of pro-poor political and social change• Piloting new forms of 2010 Oxfam-Monash Partnership Search Conference praxis
  • 5. Case Study - NHI in South AfricaHow can the South Africangovernment be held to account byits citizens for the development anddelivery of effective, appropriatesocial policy?Specifically, how can citizens’ability to hold their governmentsaccountable for an effective andefficient health system in SouthAfrica be strengthened? Gugu Ndlovu is a care giver at the Hillcrest HIV centre in Durban, South Africa. Credit: Matthew Willman / OxfamAUS
  • 6. Lessons Learned• Ways of working• The bigger picture ▫ Leverage for sector wide impact ▫ Links with organizational strengths ▫ Articulation of methodology
  • 7. Thank You!