Summary Report: Namati's Latin America Learning Exchange
Namati organizes Learning Exchanges, wherein budding legal empowerment activists learn from leading organizations in the field about addressing common challenges and improving legal empowerment methods. Through practical, hands-on learning, we aim to strengthen our community of practice and our movement as a whole. Namati’s exchanges have produced many gains: participants returned home to test newfound strategies for improving case management, engaging communities in advocacy, and strengthening the rights of vulnerable communities. Namati hosted our first regional learning exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 19-24, 2017, convening 30 participants from 13 Latin American countries.
Participants represented organizations working to secure access to justice on behalf of vulnerable groups, migrants, and indigenous communities. There were multiple goals of the learning exchange. First, we wanted to foster a space for participants to collectively learn legal empowerment methods for addressing common justice challenges. In doing so, we discussed the particularities, opportunities, and challenges of the legal empowerment approach as it is currently applied in Latin America. Second, we aimed to be forward thinking - defining the next steps to strengthen the legal empowerment movement in the region; and generating knowledge and learnings about the unique practices and experiences in Latin America.
The full summary report can be downloaded below.