Our Mission

Namati is


to putting the

power of law

in the hands

of people.

Law is supposed to be a sacred thread that ties us together, and protects each one of us. But for billions of people around the world the law is broken. It’s an abstraction, or worse, a threat, but not something we can use to exercise our basic rights.

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who give people the power to understand, use, and shape the law. These advocates form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.

Legal empowerment advocates treat their clients as empowered citizens rather than victims requiring an expert service. Instead of “I will solve this problem for you,” our message is: “We will solve this together, and you will grow stronger in the process.”


How We Do It

Namati works in three ways:

Grassroots Innovation

Namati and its partners deploy grassroots legal advocates to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times:



A Global Network

Namati convenes the global legal empowerment network, which is made up of over 1,000 groups from all over the world. We are learning from one another and working together to bring justice everywhere.

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Research and Advocacy

We track data on every case, and together with our clients we use that information to advocate for systemic changes, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique.

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How our work fits together



Our Values


Scroll through our Cultural Values to learn more about the way we operate.

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