Category: Oxfam Novib Academy

These blogposts were written for the Oxfam Novib Academy Blog.

Land Rights for All: A Crash Course on the Importance of Land Rights

Secure land rights for local and indigenous communities are being recognized as part of the solution to many development challenges. Many argue that secure land rights are key in fighting climate change, poverty, and gender inequality.

This sounds appealing, but how much do you actually know about land rights? This blog post gives you a quick introduction to the many advantages of secure land rights, as well as the challenges we face in implementing them.  (more…)

Sustainability in Practise: What I learned during my Costa Rican Summer

When my fellow interns were getting to know each other and the Oxfam Novib office in The Hague, I was all the way across the Atlantic in Costa Rica. I know, not very professional, right?

Well, I was not in Costa Rica on holidays, although it did feel that way sometimes. Instead, I was following a twoweek course that equipped me with a fresh set of tools for changing the world. Reflecting on it now, I cannot imagine a better preparation for Oxfam’s fight against poverty, however brief it was. (more…)