“What attracted me to Oxfam is its willingness to end the injustice of poverty and be part of the movement to co-create a future that is secure, just and free from poverty. Seeing the change unfold via influencing and putting women’s right at the heart is a process and nevertheless that journey along the process is rewarding and rejuvenating for transforming unequal gender and power relations.”
Biju had some life changing experience in this late teen years that put him in the path of serving the marginalized and committed his life’s purpose towards that cause. He has both economics and project management background that complements his experience to coach, learn, co-create and lead people towards a sustainable and shared vision.
Having been in S.E Asia for over 10 years, Biju continues to be a sojourner learning language, culture and identifies with the people to create an impact and be the change. He joined Oxfam in mid-January 2018 and prior to this he had developmental and entrepreneurial experiences in many organizations in India, Bangladesh, Laos and Cambodia. Biju says. “Serving with staff, partners and communities in Cambodia has stretched my thinking and challenged me to perceive Organizational development and strategy in a new way alongside organizational culture and to identify new way of partnerships with communities, NGOs, Private Sectors and government.”
New possibilities and new horizon
Even as the economy of Cambodia is at a consistent growth rate, there are also concerning indicators that showcase unsustainable social stability. Oxfam in Cambodia is addressing this to burgeon equality for the wellbeing of Cambodia by recognizing the problems and taking meaningful result based action to address them. This gives Biju the zest to go the extra mile serving Oxfam and the community to respond to poverty and inequality. Going beyond silos project performances to partnering, networking, synergizing and collaborating between relevant projects and programs is a way forward to address the complexities of poverty.