Apply now! “Closing the Justice Gap: A Research and Learning Agenda for Legal Empowerment"

Dear Network Members,

If you are doing community-based justice work in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia, and want to draw on your practice and experimentation to generate learning about innovative legal empowerment approaches, this is an opportunity for you!

The Legal Empowerment Network is partnering with the International Development Research Centre to support action-research on legal empowerment. Selected projects will involve learning on how legal empowerment approaches drive systemic-change, build community-power and address the root causes of inequality and exclusion.

Projects can be focussed on a single country, or multiple countries (up to 3 countries) and must be led by local organizations in Africa and South-East Asia. IDRC will provide funding for research projects of a maximum of CA$ 450,000 (for single country projects) and CA$ 800,000 (for multi-country projects) for up to 3 years.

The research supported under this call will contribute to a larger Learning Agenda for Legal Empowerment. The learning agenda will foster deeper collaboration across the legal empowerment field, and address knowledge gaps by focusing the efforts of hundreds of organizations on a set of common questions.

Learn more about the Call for proposals and apply click HERE

Application deadline: March 22, 2021 by 12 am EST.

Have questions about the call for proposals, and how to apply? Sign up for an information session on March 2

Information session for Africa | Information Session for South East Asia.

@poorvichitalkar @erinkitchell @AdrianDiGiovanni @martaalmela @abigailmoy @AimeeOngeso @marlonmanuel @mutanukyanya

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Thank you for this opportunity once again geared towards fostering deeper collaboration across the legal empowerment field, and address knowledge gap.

Thank you!

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Thank you to all those who joined us for the Information sessions for Call for Proposals: Closing the Justice Gap: A Research and Learning Agenda for Legal Empowerment from SouthEast Asia and Africa. Recordings of the sessions are now available

Thank you for all the great questions! We weren’t able to get to all the questions, but please continue to check this FAQ page: Frequently Asked Questions – Closing the justice gap | IDRC - International Development Research Centre. We’ll aim to answer any outstanding questions on this page. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for in the FAQs, you can send an email to [email protected].

Application deadline: March 22, 2021 by 12 am EST.

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