Affiliations and partnerships
Oxfam Australia works with hundreds of program partners: small and large organisations that work locally to deliver programs that help to save lives and tackle poverty and injustice in practical and innovative ways. We also work with our partners and allies to deliver programs at the national and international level. By developing relationships with organisations, coalitions and movements that share our values, we aim to address the root causes of poverty, vulnerability and injustice.
Adopting this approach means that the people and communities we seek to benefit develop their own equitable and long-lasting solutions as well as the confidence and skills to voice and claim their rights.
In designing and delivering our programs, we work to ensure that people with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable to poverty and other disadvantages, have equal access to all of our programs, so they can meaningfully participate in them and benefit equally from them.
Meet our partners.
Our partners include peoples’ movements, trade unions, non-government organisations, other Oxfam affiliates, networks, academic institutions, government agencies and the private sector. They are local, national, regional or global in scope.
Together we work on development projects, fundraising initiatives such as Oxfam Trailwalker and campaigns such as Make Poverty History and Close the Gap, Australia’s largest-ever campaign for Indigenous health equality.
We also have a number of key institutional partnerships working on a range of other important projects.
Since 2008, Oxfam Australia has participated in a dynamic collaboration with our academic partner, Monash University. By combining the respective skills and resources of each organisation, this partnership aims to improve and extend good practice on the ground through enhanced development effectiveness, and humanitarian and advocacy action.
By mobilising the academic community at Monash University, by funding a range of overseas research projects, and by collecting a better evidence base of Oxfam’s impact, the Partnership works to generate new knowledge and ideas that can improve Oxfam Australia’s development projects.
The Partnership also works to engage and inspire the Monash student body in a number of important ways. Since 2008, for example, the Oxfam-Monash Partnership has sent 42 Monash students to South Africa to work with Oxfam’s partner organisations as part of the Oxfam Student Placement Program.
Click here to find out more about the Partnership and its work.
Oxfam International Youth Partnerships and Developmental Leadership Program Partnership
In December 2010, the Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) Program formed a partnership with the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP). The DLP is an AusAID funded initiative that brings together business, academic and civil society partners from around the world to explore the role of human agency in the process of development. The DLP addresses an important gap in international thinking and policy about the critical role played by leaders, elites and coalitions in the politics of development.
The OIYP and DLP Partnership aims to develop a deeper understanding of how political dynamics and leadership shape development outcomes. Central to the OIYP and DLP Partnership is the development of high quality theoretical and action research that explores the critical role of leadership in enabling development to happen, as well as informing appropriate international aid policies, programs and operations.
Some additional case studies being conducted by DLP/Partners are available on the DLP website.
We work with a variety of corporate partners that are helping us in bold, creative ways to achieve our vision of a just world without poverty.