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Call for New Community Land Protection Partners

Namati is seeking new partners to support communities to document and protect their customary or indigenous lands.

Drawing on five years of research and field-testing, Namati and our partners have designed a powerful four-step process for protecting community lands and natural resources. Our approach supports communities to map their resources, resolve boundary conflicts, and formally register their lands. Communities also draft and adopt rules for good land governance, sustainable natural resource management, and intra-community equity and justice. By the end of the process, communities are empowered to set the course of their own development and engage with potential investors on their own terms.

To keep pace with the global land rush, thousands of communities must take action to protect their rights. Namati is looking for new partners to adapt our approach to support communities in their regions.

The deadline for new partner applications is now closed. If you are interested in discussing collaboration with Namati on community land protection issues, please contact us at communitylandprotection@namati.org


New Partnership Program


We are seeking mission-driven organizations that are sincerely trusted by communities. Our partners have committed management, experienced field staff, strong legal analysis skills, and capacity to translate impacts into policy advocacy.


Namati and partners co-create and co-implement community land protection efforts. We work with partners as equals: while each partnership is tailored to context, all partners have an equal stake and voice in the program.


Namati will provide new partners with the tools, support, and resources they need to successfully apply this approach and impact land policy in their nations. Together, we will collect data, analyze impacts, and continually learn from our collective efforts.

All of our partners receive access to a fully developed and tested monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system that can be customized to each partner’s context. Namati also works with partners to co-publish papers, reports, and advocacy tools, as appropriate.