Ox­fam re-ap­points Win­nie Byany­ima as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

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Ox­fam In­ter­na­tional has ap­pointed Win­nie Byany­ima to lead the de­vel­op­ment agency for a sec­ond five-year term that will run from 2018 to 2023.

Ox­fam Chair, Juan Al­berto Fuentes, said: “Win­nie is a vi­sion­ary leader in the fight against in­equal­ity and poverty, and an in­spi­ra­tion to our teams and part­ners around the world.”

In her first term as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Win­nie ini­ti­ated the “One Ox­fam” re­struc­ture that en­ables Ox­fam to be a more glob­ally bal­anced or­ga­ni­za­tion with a stronger voice in the global South. She re­cently moved the Ox­fam In­ter­na­tional head­quar­ters from Ox­ford, United King­dom, to Nairobi, Kenya. Com­ment­ing on the move, she said “This is vi­tal to our mis­sion as we must in­flu­ence change from a po­si­tion of in­tegrity.”

Ox­fam was formed in 1995 by a group of in­de­pen­dent non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions with the aim of re­duc­ing poverty and in­jus­tice. Its in­ter­ven­tions in­clude ad­vo­cacy, life-sav­ing cri­sis re­sponses and re­build­ing liveli­hoods for the poor.

Win­nie Byany­ima pre­vi­ously served in the Ugan­dan Par­lia­ment, at the African Union Com­mis­sion and as Di­rec­tor of Gen­der and De­vel­op­ment at the United Na­tions De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme.

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