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Research Project: Creating an Enabling Environment for Community Paralegals in Africa

University of the Western Cape

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2021–October 31, 2023
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus Africa

About this grant

The project goal is to generate knowledge and evidence on the impact of community paralegals in addressing injustices in Africa. To this end, the University of the Western Cape has collaborated with the African Centre of Excellence on Access to Justice by providing research support to document the work of community paralegals. Continued support will allow the grantee to increase its reach on the work of community paralegals in three Francophone African countries. The grantee will also collaborate to build an informative online platform to document community paralegal infrastructure in Africa.