The movement for legal empowerment is thriving on every continent in the world.
But too often, we work alone, without the benefit of the advice or feedback of others doing groundbreaking work. Let’s do something about that.
The Legal Empowerment Network offers members an opportunity to meet and learn from each other in person. Participants in this program take part in an extended exchange trip, with travel and accommodation expenses covered by Namati, during which they will learn from leading organizations in the field about addressing common challenges and improving legal empowerment methods. Through practical, hands-on learning, we strengthen our community of practice and our movement as a whole.
Past Learning Exchanges
Paralegal Program Development in South Africa
A learning exchange hosted by the National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices in South Africa in April 2015.
Paralegal Program Development in the Philippines
A learning exchange hosted by the Alternative Law Groups in the Philippines in May 2015.
Women's Empowerment in Bangladesh
A learning exchange hosted by the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association in November 2015.
Women's Empowerment in Tanzania
A learning exchange hosted by the Women's Legal Aid Centre in Tanzania in July 2016.
Community Land Protection in East Africa
A learning exchange hosted by three local Kenyan community land protection organizations in October 2016.
Latin American Regional Exchange in Argentina
The first Latin American regional learning exchange, held in June 2017 in Buenos Aires, hosted by the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ).
Environmental Justice in Sierra Leone
A learning exchange hosted by Namati Sierra Leone in February 2018 on environmental justice practice in Africa.
Citizenship & Legal Identity in Kenya
A learning exchange hosted by local Kenya partners of the Namati Citizenship program in October 2018 on citizenship and legal identity globally.
Learning Exchange for Central America and Mexico
A learning exchange hosted by Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS) in Guatemala in July 2019 on impacting public policies and decision-making processes from the grassroots.