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June 19, 2017

Saving Sangam from Mining

by Vijay Rathod in Environment

The following post originally appeared on India Water Portal. There was illegal mining in the Triveni Sangam and I could not believe my eyes. Who could do something like this? The sangam, or confluence of rivers, in the Gujarat district of India, has a special place in my mind as I had grown up visiting…

June 19, 2017

Nationality Rights of the Nubian Child – Namati and Partners Submit a Policy Brief to ACERWC

by Namati in Citizenship

On March 22, 2011, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) found Kenya to be in violation of the African Children’s Rights Charter. The case and verdict were based on the discriminatory rules and practices applied to Nubian children that denied them formal recognition of their Kenyan nationality. Without…

June 9, 2017

Podcast: Unpacking Research on Environmental Justice

by Namati in Environment, Resources & Research

Manju Menon is director of Namati and Centre for Policy Research‘s Environmental Justice program. In the 16th episode of CPR’s podcast ThoughtSpace, Richa Bansal talks to Menon to unpack her research, including the context; how the research is put into action on the ground through training personnel to find solutions; and the impact this action…

June 8, 2017

Video: Sonkita Conteh speaks about the paralegal approach in Sierra Leone at the “Solutions Summit”

by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News

Namati’s Vivek Maru and Sonkita Conteh were among the 16 individuals honored with the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2017. As one of the 9 honorees from sub-Sahara Africa, Sonkita was invited to attend the “Solutions Summit” which took place in Durban in early May, directly ahead of the World Economic Forum on…

June 5, 2017

The Slow Burn of Justice, the Power of Research

by Adrian Di Giovanni in Resisting Injustice Blog Series

The following post is the third installment of the 12-part blog series, “Resisting Injustice”. The project brings together a collection of voices, from civil servants to comedians, to discuss why now, more than ever, we need to prioritize access to justice and how we can best do this together.  The Slow Burn of Justice, the Power of Research…

May 31, 2017

Residents use rule of law to secure environmental justice

by Hasmukh Dhumadia in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Environment

The following article first appeared on the India Together website. Gujarat, located in western part of India, has the longest and the most industrialized coastline in the country. The majority of the mangroves on this coastal stretch are found in Devbhumi Dwarka District of the state. The district is on the southern shore of the…

May 12, 2017

5 Key Takeaways from Our Annual Network Survey

by Michael Otto in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Namati News

Earlier this year, we asked practitioners about the challenges they faced in 2016 and what the legal empowerment movement needs to thrive. We received responses from members across 60 countries. Below, we outline key findings from the survey results and how they’ve influenced what our network is doing. 1) A lack of financing continues to…

May 10, 2017

Negotiating large-scale land deals in Sierra Leone: a paralegal approach

by Sonkita Conteh in Land & Natural Resources

In a new article for Place, Namati’s Sierra Leone director, Sonkita Conteh, describes how community paralegals have been helping communities in Sierra Leone to secure better deals with big investor looking to lease their land. An excerpt of the article follows below. Three years ago I wrote about how communities in Sierra Leone were getting the short end of…

April 24, 2017

Climate Change & Legal Empowerment – Namati’s CEO in WIRED magazine (UK Edition)

by Namati in Environment, Namati News

  In the latest UK edition of WIRED magazine, Namati’s CEO, Vivek Maru, shares his ideas on what we, as a global community, must do to combat climate change. Maru proposes that while vital, the current trend of focusing on large-scale policy change is not enough. We need to simultaneously invest in bottom-up environmentalism by…

April 20, 2017

Special Blog Series on Coastal Regulations in India

by Namati in Environment

Impending legislation changes in India are set to significantly impact coastal communities. In response, the CPR-Namati Environment Justice Program has launched the “Coastal Regulation” blog series. The series will explore the proposed changes, the potential community impacts, and provide background on the current Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011 to provide insight on what steps need be…

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