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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2019–December 31, 2020
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The program goal is to cultivate a strong global movement for legal empowerment. Through the Global Legal Empowerment Network of over 1,500 organizations working in the field, Namati will develop and deliver a range of learning tools, peer exchanges, and knowledge resources. The grantee will advocate for greater investments in the field and will, where possible, channel funding and funders to critical geographic or thematic “anchor” partners within the network. The grantee will also undertake grassroots country-level programs in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, India, Mozambique and, increasingly, within the United States focusing on specific issues such as land tenure, health rights, citizenship, and environmental justice. Finally, the grantee will develop and address a powerful learning agenda for the field. The grantee will seek to gather and disseminate critical evidence demonstrating how legal empowerment leads to substantive justice, thus addressing the challenge of Sustainable Development Goal 16, aimed at promoting peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. Established in 2011, Namati works to build a global movement of grassroots legal advocates who give people the power to understand, use, and shape the law.