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Legal Empowerment Basket Fund for Land and Environmental Justice


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2020–February 28, 2022
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Africa

About this grant

The project goal is to leverage financing for community justice and environment defenders in mining affected communities. To this end, Namati will design a legal empowerment basket fund for land and environmental justice. During this phase of the project, the grantee and other stakeholders will undertake an intensive design process that draws on research, grassroots case experiences, and stakeholder consultations to develop an effective institutional design and operating procedure. This will include a feasibility assessment and identification of partners. 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.