Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and what it considers injustice around the world. In all Oxfam's actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful, to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Each organization (affiliate) works together internationally to achieve a greater impact through collective efforts.
With a population of over 160 million people, Nigeria is endowed with huge human and natural resources. However, in 2010, 52 percent of the population lived in rural areas and 64 percent of the population on less than US$ 1 per day. Oxfam’s work in Nigeria focuses primarily on improving livelihoods, women's rights, and good governance.
Our work in Nigeria focuses on:
Economic justice and improving livelihoods.
Gender justice and female leadership.
Good governance and the Niger Delta.
Disaster risk reduction and responding to humanitarian crises.
Central to our work is the belief that power relations need to change to enable poor people to demand and claim their rights.
Oxfam's vision for Nigeria includes a transparent and accountable government, active citizens, and private sector that works toward shared growth that is equitable to meet the needs of the people, especially the vulnerable poor.
To this achieve this we work with a wide variety of partner and allies, such as community organizations and regional groups at the local, state and national levels.