Our movement for legal empowerment is thriving on every continent in the world. But too often we work alone, without benefit of the advice or feedback of others. Let’s do something about that.
We’re excited to introduce a new opportunity to meet and learn from each other in person: a Learning Exchange Program for members of our global network.
We are looking for practitioners at any level – grassroots advocates, heads of organizations – who would like to spend time living with and learning from veteran legal empowerment organizations.
Application Deadline is February 15th, 2015 for the first round of learning exchanges, generously hosted by the National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices in South Africa and the Alternative Law Groups in the Philippines. The exchanges will take place in March and April 2015. All major travel and lodging costs will be covered by the program.
For more information on these exchanges visit: namatimain.wpengine.com/opportunities-for-network-members/learning-exchange. Send completed applications and any questions via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the past, we have seen how fruitful these visits can be. During a pilot exchange for grassroots justice groups from Myanmar and China to Indonesia, pictured above, our network members shared experiences, interviewed staff and community paralegals, and reviewed strategic growth plans. Among other things, participants came away with a better understanding of how to forge productive relationships with local governments – techniques that they are now testing at home.
Through our learning exchanges, we hope to give more network members the opportunity to gain insights and inspiration from each other.