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Organizational Development and Change Management

National Community Based Paralegal Association

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $20,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2003–June 30, 2004
  • Location Braamfontein, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The National Community Based Paralegal Association (NCBPA) represents paralegals and advice offices from all nine provinces in South Africa. Although its purpose is to serve as a voice and advocate for the paralegal sector, it has often been used as a funding conduit by international donors. There is a critical need for the NCBPA to clarify its role as an advocate for the paralegal sector.Funding will support a year-long organizational development and strategic planning process including sharing and analyzing new policies through workshops; training provincial NCBPA management committees in management, administration, finance, community development and service delivery; developing a three-year program plan; and exploring mechanisms for an appropriate funding conduit for the paralegal sector.The NCBPA was established in 1996 as a national network of paralegals. Its mission is to develop and coordinate the work of affiliate legal advice offices across the country to improve understanding and access to rights.