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Memorandum of Understanding Between Oxfam Community Aid Abroad and ATSIC/ATSIS

Category: Agreement
Date: 2003
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Place:
State/Country:Australia
Subject Matter:Employment and Training
URL: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/Social_Justice/sj_report/sjreport03/chap3.html
Summary Information:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was developed between Oxfam Community Aid Abroad and ATSIC/ATSIS in early 2003.

The MOU aims to integrate a capacity development framework into the service delivery of ATSIC/ATSIS through the undertaking of joint development activities with Oxfam International.
Detailed Information:
The purpose of this MOU is to upgrade the skills and training of ATSIC/ATSIS officers for working with Indigenous communities within a 'capacity development' framework. This aim is to be achieved through joint development activities with Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, a community-based aid and development organisation.

The MOU will be trialed in three regional offices: Cairns, Queensland; Kalgoorlie, WA; and, Bourke, NSW. The training will consist of two stages. The first stage is for 'staff in regional offices to understand and implement a developmental approach.' The second stage is for 'regional managers and more senior staff to manage staff and programs in undertaking a developmental approach' (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, 2003).

Oxfam's capacity building approach is described as a 'process which engages those involved in the very substance of the development approach' (Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, September 2002). This is firmly centred within a rights based framework, whereby the five core rights are:

  • 'The right to a Sustainable Livelihood
  • The right to Basic Social Services
  • The right to Life and Security
  • The right to be Heard: Social and Political Citizenship
  • The right to Equity: Gender and Diversity'
    (Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, August 2003)

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  • Oxfam Australia - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) - Signatory
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services - Signatory

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