Ray Offenheiser is president of Oxfam America. With more than 30 years of international development experience as a field programmer, grant-maker and executive in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States, Offenheiser is a recognized leader on issues such as poverty alleviation, human rights, foreign policy and international development.
How can the global development community help strengthen the resilience of local organizations and people, especially women, to respond to the disasters that hit vulnerable communities? Oxfam America's Ray Offenheiser and PRO-VIDA's Karen Ramirez explore which collaborations work.
Extreme inequality is not inevitable — it is the consequence of political choices, writes Oxfam America President Ray Offenheiser in this op-ed. Following the release of Oxfam's inequality report last month, what actions can the development sector take?
Farmers in developing countries are perilously exposed to changes in the climate, writes Oxfam America President Ray Offenheiser in this guest column. How do resilience initiatives help empower smallholder farmers with risk-management tools?
Until now, success in disaster response has been measured by the number of people reached during and after an emergency. The recent response to Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines shows us how we should empower local actors to take the lead so they will need less outside help, writes Oxfam America President Ray Offenheiser.