Oxfam IBIS is strengthening alliances of civil society, youth, women, communities, and journalists in Kenya in order to fight inequality.
suffering from the drought and food crisis are supported by Oxfam IBIS.
are supported by Oxfam IBIS to push for democracy and justice.
earn more than the bottom 90 percent of the population.
is invested in education. This is far below average in Africa.
The concentration of political and economic power among a small elite combined with widespread and unsustainable extraction of natural resources has led to conflicts, poverty, and loss of economic opportunities - especially among local communities, youth, and women.
Oxfam IBIS will strengthen alliances of civil society, youth, women, communities, and journalists to advocate for concrete progressive tax policies and propose alternatives to economic austerity measures. Together with partner organisations we will actively influence tax revenues being invested in equal access to public education, public health care, gender justice and the green transition.
Oxfam IBIS strengthens local communities’ actions and response to climate change and support civil society’s advocacy for increased climate financing and green transition plans at both local and national level.
The impact of climate change and the extreme unequal access to quality public education undermine sustainable development and people’s equal participation in democratic decision-making.
We support broad civil society coalitions to advocate for improved quality and financing of public education in Kenya and we actively campaign against the privatization of the school system.
Oxfam IBIS is also engaging in humanitarian responses to strengthen the resilience of local communities to the food and drought crisis and to push for an improvement of local and national level preparedness to future crisis and emergencies.
“ The hunger and food crisis in Kenya and East Africa are fueled by climate change, COVID-19 and economic inequality, and worsening day by day. Oxfam is calling on all donors to urgently fill the UN humanitarian appeal and to get funds as quickly as possible to local humanitarian organisations. ”