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

Date: 2003
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Subject Matter:Employment and Training
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)

  • Related Entries

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

  • Glossary

    Memorandum of Understanding