The work we do has greater impact when it's shared. For that reason, the Partnership hosts a range of regular practitioner development and learning events that enable knowledge sharing throughout the international development sector. By sharing what we and others have learnt, and by working more closely together, we believe that our collective ability to forge positive global change is strengthened. We partner with other development agencies, academics and community groups - feel free to get in touch with us if you are interested in collaborating with us on an event.
For information on our previous events, click through the links below.
16 Days of Activism – Contributing towards this global campaign towards eradication of gender based violence against women and girls, Oxfam-Monash Partnership in collaboration with Oxfam in Solomon Islands, Oxfam Australia, Monash University’s Jean Hailes Research Unit and the Equality Institute will be launching its collaborative project, “Transforming Harmful Social Norms in Solomon Islands” and host a panel discussion on how academics and practitioners can expand evidence on effective, contextually-relevant approaches to preventing violence against women and girls from the Pacific region
Dr. Philip Mader, research fellow at the Institute for Development Studies and Sophie Romana, lead for Oxfam Amercia’s Saving for Change (Sfc) program, spoke at the Microfinance: Problems, Critiques, Solutions public seminar held at Monash University on 271 Collins St. The evolution of early microfinance initiatives to the $100b dollar industry it is today is often criticised for its existing structural issues leading microfinance, microcredit and microsaving initiatives to often being dubbed as ‘microdebt’. A pre-event article released on DevPolicy further highlights these issues addressed at the seminar. The speakers discussed the existing problems and how some initiatives have been successful in delivering results beyond finance to include contribution toward building social capital in communities. Highlights of the public seminar can be viewed here
|#Global Hunger Hack - Monash University and Oxfam Australia came together with academic, industry and entrepreneurship partners to support #GlobalHungerHack, a weekend-long event combining STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and entrepreneurship to generate innovative solutions to global hunger and food security.|
|Sustain Me launches! - Eleanor Meyer and Stephen Halpin have worked tirelessly since winning support and funding from the Oxfam-Monash Innovators program in November 2013 to develop a mobile app that will promote better recycling habits. Since taking out the inaugural Innovators crown, they have spent countless hours in consultation with their mentors at the OMP and partners at the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Moonee Valley City Council, Sustainability Victoria and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.|
|Castan Centre Collaboration - Ms Jordi Kraus (Program Management Coordinator, Southern Africa, International Programs Section) and Mr. Chris Madden (Mining Advocacy Coordinator, Public Engagement, Public Policy and Advocacy) have been selected to attend the 2015 Masters course, Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights and International Law. Their places are sponsored by the Oxfam Monash Partnership, supported by a discount from the Monash University Faculty of Law.|
|Research Partnerships in Practice - Sparked by the growing sentiment for greater collaboration coupled with an increased focus on the need for evidence in the Australian development sector, this workshop offered a unique opportunity to focus on case studies of academic-NGO research partnerships. The Research partnerships in practice workshop run by the ACFID University Network in collaboration with the Oxfam Monash Partnership, was aimed at shedding light on the elements that make for successful partnerships, as well as exposing what are some of the potential barriers to effective partnering are.|
|Peter Singer:The Most Good You Can Do - Professor Peter Singer is recognised as one of the world’s most influential philosophers, known for his secular and utilitarian approach to applied ethics. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, Laureate Professor for the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, and founder of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University. In 2004, Singer received the Humanist of the Year award, and in 2012 he was appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia in recognition of his ground-breaking contributions to philosophy and bioethics.|
|Close the Gap Day- Access to healthcare is a basic human right, and in Australia, we expect it. So it’s unacceptable that in 2015, the life expectancy of Indigenous Australians is almost 20 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. March 19 is National Close the Gap Day. The Oxfam-Monash Partnership, in collaboration with the Oxfam at Monash Club and Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), will be holding an event to raise awareness and take action to ensure Indigenous health equality by 2030.|
|Building Collaborations for Change - As we look to the future, working together better may be the key to achieving the positive global change we’re all actively striving for. Join us as some of the key thinkers and actors in the Australian development sector discuss what the prospect of enhanced collaboration means for the sector, and how we might bring it into our work and organisations.|
|Afghanistan at a Crossroads - As Afghanistan stands at a crossroads, what role should Australia play in promoting and protecting women’s rights? To discuss this important question, the Oxfam-Monash Partnership and Castan Centre for Human Rights Law invite you to spend an evening with three fascinating leaders who are working to advance women’s protection and rights in Afghanistan.|
|Women’s Empowerment & Microfinance in the Asia Pacific (WEMAP) Workshop: Following the public seminar on microfinance, a workshop to engage academics and practitioners in policy-relevant debate about the existing issues around microfinance programs in achieving poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment was held at Monash University from 13-14 November, 2017.|