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Araddhya Mehtta

Araddhya Mehtta is an influencing advisor for Oxfam international, where she leads Oxfam’s programme and policy influencing initiatives with a focus on governance and civic space. Araddhya is based in India but has worked on governance and essential services programmes in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana and India. Previous to Oxfam, Previous to Oxfam, Araddhya was heading the Oxford Hub, one of the largest youth based organisations in the UK. Prior to Oxford Hub, Araddhya worked for the International Development Studies (IDS) Institute, Sussex, researching modes of collective action that bring about policy change in Brazil, Mexico and India and for Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) on the application of multi-dimensional poverty measurement in the global south. In India, Araddhya has been a consultant with the accountability Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research and worked for the Action North East Trust, a grassroots NGO focussing on health and women’s livelihoods. Araddhya is the spokesperson from Oxfam on civic space and has led the Oxfam delegation for the OGP summit 2015 and 2016.

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Being Bold: Turning ideas into Action

There are few that would disagree that a world free from poverty and injustice would require transformational change. We see leaders, government and non-government organisations, multi-lateral institutions make recurrent commitments towards such an end. While the idea of ending poverty…

Working together to protect civic space

There can be no doubt that we are witnessing a global trend that devalues and restricts the role civil society can play in building just and equal societies. This trend cuts across categories of wealth, geography, and political system, with…