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March 29, 2017

Vivek Maru & Sonkita Conteh named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year

by Namati in General

We are pleased to announce that Vivek Maru, Namati’s co-founder and CEO, and Sonkita Conteh, Namati’s co-founder and Sierra Leone director, have received the honor of being named Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2017. According to the Schwab Foundation, the 2017 awardees include “17 outstanding leaders at the helm of 13 organizations pioneering…

March 17, 2017

Namati’s 2016 Annual Report

by Namati in General, Namati News

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2016 annual report. 2016 was a year of great growth and progress for Namati and our partners. This report provides you with a quick, compelling look into what we have achieved together.     In the eight-page report, you will find the breakdown of the number of…

March 11, 2017

Financing Justice – an article by Namati’s CEO in Foreign Policy

by Namati in General, Namati News

  The law should be accessible to everyone. The international community agreed to this when they adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the funding needed to make it a reality has not materialized. With authoritarianism on the rise worldwide, finding a solution to the funding gap is now more critical than ever. Namati’s CEO,…

December 12, 2016

Social Entrepreneur Podcast: The Rule of Law for Everyone

by McKinley Charles in General

On the December 9th episode of the Social Entrepreneur podcast, Namati’s CEO, Vivek Maru speaks with host, Tony Loyd, about justice issues and the legal empowerment approach. Vivek shares the ideas and experiences that led him to found Namati and the plans for moving the organization forward.  This includes ideas for starting a program in…

November 17, 2016

“Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs”

by Ope Peters in General, Governance

For 50 years access to justice has been guaranteed as a basic human right under international law. Yet for hundreds of millions of people around the world, this right is not their reality. Many countries have either failed to enact sufficient laws at the national level or failed to effectively implement them. As is often…

October 26, 2016

The Legal Empowerment Leadership Course Experience

by Namati in General

For five days in October, sixty-one justice practitioners from twenty-five countries came together at the Central European University (CEU) in Hungary for the second annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course. The course is the only one of its kind in the world. It brings together leaders dedicated to legal empowerment to reflect on history, strategy, and…

October 24, 2016

The Economist: “Poor Law – The Rise of Paralegals”

by The Economist in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, General

GODFREY EBREYU has a captive audience, in every sense. A throng of inmates has gathered in the prison yard in Gulu, northern Uganda, as he explains the intricacies of plea-bargaining. Like 55% of prisoners in Uganda, these men are awaiting trial; some have been here for years. They are still asking questions when, at four…

August 9, 2016

Leadership in Action

by Namati in General

In June, SiriusXM’s Business Radio program, Leadership in Action, interviewed Namati’s founder and CEO, Vivek Maru. The audio from the show is now available below. Business Radio features world-renowned and distinguished executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and other experts as special hosts and guests. Broadcasting from Wharton’s Ivy League campus and Silicon Valley, Business Radio covers every aspect of business in…

June 15, 2016

Forbes: “A New League Of ‘Barefoot Lawyers’ Will Transform Justice In The Next 15 Years”

by Meera Vijayann, contributor in General

For the average person, a lawyer may conjure up the image of a professional in a buttoned-down jacket straight out of the legal drama, Suits. But not to Nadim Hossain, a local pharmacist in the city of Khulna, Bangladesh. One of 300,000 Urdu-speaking Bangladeshis settled in a refugee camp set up by the Red Cross…

June 14, 2016

Funding Projects with Trash

by Mustafa Mahmoud, Program Officer, Namati in General

I was excited by my visit to Orange Farm in South Africa. This was an opportunity to realize my dream of seeing in person a community paralegal project that could generate its own income. I have worked in the development sector a long time and know that dependence on grants from donors is a constant…

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