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By Caitlin Pierce


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The World’s First Legal Empowerment Leadership Course
Budapest, 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2015
Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce a groundbreaking leadership course on the practice and theory of legal empowerment – the first of its kind.

Our movement to place the power of law into the hands of people is growing. Survivors of police abuse are serving on civilian oversight boards. Laborers are monitoring working conditions. Women farmers are advocating for laws that respect their land rights.

This course will bring together leaders dedicated to legal empowerment to reflect on history, strategy, and evidence.

We will explore questions like: “How best to provide frontline legal advocates with support and supervision?” “What have we learned about state policies to recognize and regulate grassroots justice efforts?” “What are the prospects for financing legal empowerment at scale?”

We will look in-depth at three case studies, covering land and natural resource rights, effective delivery of health services, and the evolution of community paralegals in South Africa.

The course runs from 30 November to 3 December 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.It is a collaboration between the Central European University, BRAC UniversitySouth Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, The Open Society Justice Initiative and Namati.

The application deadline is July 14 2015. Scholarships are available to a limited number of applicants.

We invite applications from representatives of civil society organizations, governments, development agencies, and universities.

This opportunity couldn’t be more timely, with access to justice likely to be a key target of the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals.

From the grassroots to the halls of power, we are making an impact.This is a chance to reflect on what we’ve learned, and to chart a common course for the future.

Please join us.

In solidarity,

Vivek Maru and the whole Namati team

For more information, read our course brochure.

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Namati is seeking new partners to support communities to document and protect their customary or indigenous lands.

Drawing on five years of research and field-testing, Namati and our partners have designed a powerful four-step process for protecting community lands and natural resources. Our approach supports communities to map their resources, resolve boundary conflicts, and formally register their lands. Communities also draft and adopt rules for good land governance, sustainable natural resource management, and intra-community equity and justice. By the end of the process, communities are empowered to set the course of their own development and engage with potential investors on their own terms.

To keep pace with the global land rush, thousands of communities must take action to protect their rights. Namati is looking for new partners to adapt our approach to support communities in their regions.


The deadline for applications is April 15, 2015

New Partnership Program


We are seeking mission-driven organizations that are sincerely trusted by communities. Our partners have committed management, experienced field staff, strong legal analysis skills, and capacity to translate impacts into policy advocacy.


Namati and partners co-create and co-implement community land protection efforts. We work with partners as equals: while each partnership is tailored to context, all partners have an equal stake and voice in the program.


Namati will provide new partners with the tools, support, and resources they need to successfully apply this approach and impact land policy in their nations. Together, we will collect data, analyze impacts, and continually learn from our collective efforts.

All of our partners will receive access to a fully developed and tested monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system that can be customized to each partner’s context. Namati will also work with partners to co-publish papers, reports, and advocacy tools, as appropriate.


By April 15, 2015 submit your completed applications to communitylandprotection@namati.org

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Source: NAMATI


DOWNLOAD: Application Details – Namati Program Manager, Community Land Protection

Namati’s Community Land Protection Program is hiring! We are thrilled to be expanding our team of land and natural resource rights advocates.

We are writing to ask for your help recruiting a “dream team” whose energy and expertise will help advance Namati’s land protection work to the next level. Specifically, we are looking for dynamic, experienced professionals to support the Program to scale-up its community land and natural resource protection work globally. The ideal candidates will have:

·       Five to seven years of field experience in one or more developing nations.

·       Extensive project management experience, preferably working in partnership with national or local NGOs.

·       Proven expertise and on-the-ground experience working in some or all of the following areas:

o   Land tenure security;

o   Community-based natural resource management;

o   Community forestry management;

o   Ecosystem regeneration/environmental stewardship;

o   Indigenous People’s rights;

o   Legal empowerment/paralegal training and supervision; and

o   Policy advocacy (both with governments and bilateral agencies).

·       Fluency in English and proficiency in a second language.

·       An advanced degree in a relevant field of practice.

We are looking for superstars who are excited to be a part of a new, start-up NGO that is innovative, agile, flexible – and growing fast. Please forward the attached TORs to any extraordinarily professionals who would be delighted to work for Namati, as well as to any lists that may help connect us. While the Community Land Protection Program is based in Oakland California, it is so important to us that we recruit top land and natural resource experts that we will accommodate the right people to work remotely.
Please ensure that any applicants that you send this to reply to employment@namati.org before November 20, 2013.

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