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Why a Global Network?

Why is a network needed?

When someone starts a health program—a rural hospital, for example—there is a wealth of resources from which to draw: treatment protocols, primary health worker manuals, detailed research findings on which strategies are most effective in which contexts.

Legal empowerment lacks an analogous global discourse. Many legal empowerment programs work in isolation, and do not benefit from empirical evidence or the experience of others.  To address this need, the Global Legal Empowerment Network seeks to strengthen dialogue among legal empowerment practitioners worldwide, while providing a platform for the sharing of resources and experiences, such as paralegal instruction materials, monitoring and evaluation tools, case management systems, and advocacy strategies.

The Network aims to combine extensive outreach, user-friendly technologies, and timely content to cultivate a vibrant, supportive community, which will in turn enrich and expand the legal empowerment field. The Namati Network team will work to channel the information and activity generated by the Network to increase awareness and to inspire a greater global movement for legal empowerment.

Network Guidance Committee

The Network Guidance Committee is composed of accomplished legal empowerment practitioners from around the world.  The Committee advises Namati on the form, direction, activities, and priorities of the global legal empowerment network. Their expertise and guidance ensures that Namati’s work remains relevant to experiences in the field. The members of the Network Guidance Committee are:

David McQuoid Mason, South Africa
Marlon Manuel, Philippines
Simeon Koroma, Sierra Leone
Clifford Msiska, Malawi
Faustina Pereira, Bangladesh
Manolo Morales, Ecuador
Zhang Wanhong, China
Yeng Virak, Cambodia
Maja Daruwala, India
Priscilla Nyokabi, Kenya
Uli Sihombing, Indonesia
Diala Khamra, Jordan
Nadejda Hriptievschi, Moldova
Steve Golub, USA


October 8, 2014 | Abigail Moy


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