Join Dr. Nisha Agrawal, the CEO of Oxfam India, for two exciting talks on Wednesday 4/24.
"Oxfam India in
the Oxfam International Confederation: Challenges and Opportunities"
12:00 PM in 225B
Lunch Will be
Oxfam International is aiming to move from being an organization
governed by "G8" voices to becoming a "G20" organization
reflecting the new power distribution in the world. Oxfam India is the 15th
member of the Oxfam International Confederation of 17 members, and the first
affiliate truly based in the Global South. Oxfam’s transition from a
"Northern" to an international confederation has represented some
challenges both to Oxfam India as a member of the Oxfam Confederation as well
as to Oxfam International's governance as it expands it membership. The
talk will shed light on this changing scenario and the challenges that a
Southern Affiliate like Oxfam India faces in a global confederation.
“A Career Talk With: Dr.
Nisha Agrawal CEO, Oxfam, India”
2PM in 206B Eggers
has been working on poverty, inequality and social development issues for more
than 20 years. Since March 2008, she has been the CEO of Oxfam India. During
this period, she led a process to formulate Oxfam India’s new strategy entitled
“Demanding Rights, Creating Opportunities” that provides a thematic focus in
the four areas of Economic Justice, Gender Justice, Essential Services, and
Humanitarian work. Oxfam India is a rights-based
organization that funds about 180 NGOs that work at the grassroots levels to
empower communities and ensure a life of dignity for all.
joining Oxfam India, Dr. Agrawal worked with the World Bank for almost 20 years
and as a Research Associate at the Impact Research Center at Melbourne
University from 1985 to 1989. Dr. Agrawal is a member of the global Gender
Advisory Committee to the World Bank. Dr. Agrawal is an economist by training
and has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
Virginia, U.S.A. She also earned an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of
Economics, and a B.A. (Honors) in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi