Women Economic Empowerment
Oxfam has a long history of humanitarian response since entering the country following the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979. It is member of several networks and consortiums on disaster preparedness and management. It is actively supporting local partner organizations to play role in humanitarian response and coordination.
Ultimately, the government is responsible for the life and security of its citizens. Together with partners we influence and build the capacity of relevant government stakeholders. We have developed expertise and experience on relevant sustainable livelihoods intervention under this program including Savings for Change (savings-led micro-finance) and the System of Rice Intensification (SRI).
The Gender Road Map (GRM) and the more comprehensive Gender Action Learning System (GALS) are being applied to mainstream gender at household and community levels. Capacity building of partners is specifically focused on gender and humanitarian capacity. Oxfam supports and encourages its partners to apply for the voluntary Governance and Professional Practice (GPP) standard, developed and managed by Cambodian civil society.
We work with vulnerable small-scale farmers, especially female farmers, in selected areas so that they are better prepared for and can cope with climate change and natural disasters, including floods and droughts. Our program has 3 strategic change objectives:
- Cambodian small farmers are able to access finance, water resources, adaptive sustainable agriculture technique services and information to improve their livelihoods.
- Cambodian small farmers are better prepared and able to pro-actively participate in disaster response and recovery.
- Cambodian small farmers are able to gain access to markets to get better value for their products and for market negotiation. This includes non-rice small farming models and short food value chains.