Localisation of aid for development

Localisation of aid for development

Programme Lead Justin Abumbah narrates how localisation is the key to creating sustainable development solutions in refugee communities.

Justin Abumbah
June 7, 2021
Why refugee-led organisations are the best problem-solvers for their communities

Why refugee-led organisations are the best problem-solvers for their communities

Programme Officer Amina Adnan, reflects on why refugee-led organisations are the best problem-solvers for their communities, and what we are doing to strengthen their efforts.

Amina Adnan
May 21, 2021
Who owns the ideas?

Who owns the ideas?

Our CEO and Founder, Edmund Page, discusses why in protracted refugee contexts the aid sector need to stop deciding HOW the lives of refugees should be improved and start breaking down the monopolisation of ideas.

Edmund Page
May 13, 2021
Overcoming challenges and learning how to serve refugee communities in Kenya

Overcoming challenges and learning how to serve refugee communities in Kenya

Programme Officer, Amina Adnan, shares her reflections and learnings from working with refugee-led organisation, SIR, in Kakuma Refugee Camp over the last four years.

Amina Adnan
April 30, 2021
Job vacancy: Special Needs Education Teacher (Uganda)

Job vacancy: Special Needs Education Teacher (Uganda)

We’re recruiting for a Special Needs Education Teacher to join our team. We’re looking for someone with experience and skills in the field of disability inclusion and accessibility.

May Joy Namu
April 27, 2021
We're recruiting a Operations Lead to join our Agricultural Social Enterprise in Rwamwanja (Uganda)

We're recruiting a Operations Lead to join our Agricultural Social Enterprise in Rwamwanja (Uganda)

We’re recruiting for a Operations Lead to join Xavier Project’s Agricultural Social Enterprise in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Uganda.

Chrissie Thompson
April 6, 2021
Learning and growing together with our partners through our Capacity Strengthening and Sharing Course

Learning and growing together with our partners through our Capacity Strengthening and Sharing Course

Programme Officer, Christine Awori, shares her experience of delivering Xavier Project’s award-winning Capacity Strengthening and Sharing Course

Christine Awori
March 31, 2021
Community-led trainings in Imvepi to support children with Cerebral Palsy and Autism

Community-led trainings in Imvepi to support children with Cerebral Palsy and Autism

Last week, Juliana Munyoki, travelled to Imvepi Refugee Settlement to deliver trainings with community volunteers to parents and teachers who are supporting children with Cerebral Palsy and Autism.

Julianah Munyoki
March 25, 2021
Solidarity Initiative for Refugees(SIR) create 3D printed keyrings and bookmarks in Kakuma

Solidarity Initiative for Refugees(SIR) create 3D printed keyrings and bookmarks in Kakuma

As part of a 3D printing course that is underway in Kakuma Refugee Camp, some of the students have developed products that they can sell to generate their own income.

Chrissie Thompson
January 15, 2021
Nurturing Trust In Crisis: How Crisis Response Can Build Trust In Refugee Communities

Nurturing Trust In Crisis: How Crisis Response Can Build Trust In Refugee Communities

Eldoma Dawood, Education Officer in Imvepi, Uganda, reflects on the importance of nurturing a trusting relationship between Humanitarian Organisations and Refugee Communities through effective response in times of crisis.

Eldoma Dawood
October 1, 2020
How Would Local Integration Help To Ease The Plight Of Refugees?

How Would Local Integration Help To Ease The Plight Of Refugees?

Sharon Otieno, HR and Logistics Lead, discusses how intergrating refugee communities into their host countries shouldn’t be one-sided.

Sharon Otieno
August 11, 2020
Where Do They Belong? The Question of Citizenship for Host-Born Refugees

Where Do They Belong? The Question of Citizenship for Host-Born Refugees

Paul Nandia, Project Officer, discusses the need to allow refugees born in Kenya the opportunity to fully assimilate into society, including offering them citizenship.

Paul Nandia
July 16, 2020
The Power of Knowing: Empowering Refugee Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Power of Knowing: Empowering Refugee Parents of Children with Disabilities

Katarina Fandlova, Programme Lead, discusses why educating refugee parents about their children’s disabilities allows both them and their children to live more fulfilled lives.

Katarina Fandlova
July 8, 2020
Refugee Girls Need Educational Support Now More Than Ever

Refugee Girls Need Educational Support Now More Than Ever

Lawrence Njoroge, Education Officer, discusses why many refugees need educational support now more so than ever, and what Xavier Project is doing to facilitate this.

Lawrence Njoroge
June 25, 2020
Why Localisation Will Change The Development And Humanitarian Sector

Why Localisation Will Change The Development And Humanitarian Sector

Mildred Mugenya, Finance Lead, discusses the role localising humanitarian aid will change the face of development and the Humanitarian sector in years to come.

Mildred Mugenya
June 23, 2020
The Refugee Leaders Creating A Brighter Future For Their Communities

The Refugee Leaders Creating A Brighter Future For Their Communities

Justin Abumbah, Education Officer, discusses the role of leaders in the refugee community, and how they are working to propel their communities into a brighter future in this trying time.

Justin Abumbah
June 19, 2020
Helping CBOs navigate hierarchies in the development sector

Helping CBOs navigate hierarchies in the development sector

Matt Hopewell, Programme Lead in Uganda, discusses the role Xavier Project is playing in bridging the gap between CBOs and Inter-Governmental Organisations.

Matthew Hopewell
June 17, 2020
Honouring the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic

Honouring the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic

Xavier Project’s Social Business Lead, Carol Kabatanya, reflects on the pivotal role that community leaders have taken on during the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda.

Carol Kabatanya
June 17, 2020
Producing podcasts to keep our students learning from home

Producing podcasts to keep our students learning from home

The Xavier Project team has produced over 250 podcasts that are being disseminated to our secondary students across East Africa so they can learn from home.

Chrissie Thompson
May 26, 2020
Localising humanitarian aid has been shown to be even more urgent by the COVID-19 crisis

Localising humanitarian aid has been shown to be even more urgent by the COVID-19 crisis

Our CEO and Founder, Edmund Page, shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 is demonstrating why we need a shift in power to strengthen and empower community led responses.

Edmund Page
April 9, 2020
Why are refugee communities particularly vulnerable during a pandemic?

Why are refugee communities particularly vulnerable during a pandemic?

Tom Stacey, explains why refugees are some of the most vulnerable communities in this global pandemic and how locally led responses are delivering protection and education.

Tom Stacey
April 8, 2020
Xavier Project’s response to CoronaVirus in East Africa. A message from our CEO…

Xavier Project’s response to CoronaVirus in East Africa. A message from our CEO…

A message from our Founder and CEO, Edmund Page, about how our team are adapting our work to respond to the CoronaVirus pandemic.

Edmund Page
March 30, 2020
Who are we talking about when referring to Local and National Humanitarian Actors?

Who are we talking about when referring to Local and National Humanitarian Actors?

At Xavier Project we want to see organisations founded and led by the people affected by humanitarian crises having control of the resources and decisions that will affect their future. 

Edmund Page
February 17, 2020
JOB ALERT: Communications & Fundraising Lead (Nairobi, Kenya)

JOB ALERT: Communications & Fundraising Lead (Nairobi, Kenya)

We’re excited to be recruiting for a Communications & Fundraising Lead to join out Communications team in Nairobi, Kenya. We’re looking for a passionate, organised and creative communications specialist.

Chrissie Thompson
February 16, 2020