Why Southeast Asia?
The region is prone to man-made and natural disasters of all sizes. Despite democratization, decentralization and economic growth over the last decade, development remains highly uneven, and women in particular have poor access to basic services, natural resources, and economic and political opportunities.
Oxfam aims to strengthen the ecological and economic resilience of communities while stimulating the growth of small enterprise and helping women secure a voice in local development.
Sixty economic groups have been organized through the project implemented by Oxfam with two local partner organizations. One partner is the non-profit, non-government Mangrove Action Project. The other is Yayasan Konservasi Laut or Marine Conservation Foundation. They collaborate with local government, private enterprise, aquaculture and agriculture teachers and specialists.
- Yayasan Konservasi Laut (Marine Conservation Foundation): Collaborates with local government, private enterprise, aquaculture and agriculture teachers and specialists. (Facebook page: facebook.com/YKLIndonesia)
- Mangrove Action Project