It’s Mandela Day! I’m honored to be marking the day by joining together with courageous, dedicated community paralegals for a Learning Exchange in Tanzania! Many African countries are represented in the room I am sitting in right now, including Cameroon, Central African Republic, DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. We also have @KhinHtetWai from Namati Myanmar here.
Watch this space for more updates from me and fellow participants as the exchange evolves during the next two weeks.
Click here for more detail about Global Legal Empowerment Network Learning Exchanges and to learn about past exchanges held in Bangladesh, Philippines and South Africa.
Here’s the list of participants, which we will update as we move along. They want to hear from fellow network members for sharing, learning and collaboration! Click on their username to learn more about them and get in touch.
- @BenardMosira, Tanzania Paralegal
- @Bindu, The Carter Center in Liberia
- @claudiakasongo, Dynamique des Femmes Juristes in DRC
- @DAVIDYOHANA, Bumbuli Paralegal Organization in Tanzania
- @dunijeidoh, MBOSCUDA in Cameroon
- @EleaneKeamue, Justice and Peace Commission in Liberia
- @HamzaAlly, Tanzania Paralegal
- @jamesforolejarso, Saku Accountability Forum (SAF) in Kenya
- @KhinHtetWai, Namati Myanmar
- @koudorkago, The Carter Center in Liberia
- @Lucimasu, Legal Resources Foundation in Zimbabwe
- @lucieboalo, Association des Femmes Juriste de Centrafrique (AFJC) in Central African Republic
- @Mathiaszi, Rising Fountains Development Program in Zambia
- @WolframNziku, Nyombo and Makambako Paralegal Centre in Tanzania
- @Wigayi, from Women’s Legal Aid Centre (WLAC) in Dar es Salaam, is our host and has been handling logistics for the exchange.
- @fortunata is with Legal Services Facility, the organization that funds much of the Legal Aid work that goes on in Tanzania.
- @mrblastuskahemela, Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS) in Tanzania
- @michaelotto, Global Legal Empowerment Network, USA
- @tobiaseigen, Global Legal Empowerment Network, USA
###Organizations we learned from
Here is a list of the organizations and offices we met with on this trip, along with affiliated staff who have joined the network. They are eager to connect so feel free to contact them! I will update this list as we move along.
- Equality for Growth (EfG) in Dar es Salaam - @janemagigita
- Legal Aid Secretariat (LAS) in Dar es Salaam- @mrblastuskahemela
- Legal Services Facility (LSF) in Dar es Salaam - @fortunata
- Morogoro Paralegal Center in Morogoro
- Mvomero Paralegal Unit in Mvomero
- Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) in Dar es Salaam - Magdalena Aquilini
- Theatre for Social Development (THESODE) in Zanzibar - @Sadiq
- Tanzanian Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) - Tike George Mwambipile
- Women’s Legal Advice Center (WLAC) in Dar es Salaam - @wigayi
- Zanzibar Legal Service Center (ZLSC) in Zanzibar - @MUDDY
Update July 23: I updated the participant list to add (new, still needs to set up profile), (well on their way as members, need to add picture or update some details), (completely set up and ready to go). I will update as we go. This will help us to encourage and support them as they join and start participating in network activities.
Update July 29: I have been updating the participant list and now all participants have network membership accounts with photos, and nearly all have added their organizations. I also added a list of people who have been along for some or all of the ride but are not technically exchange participants. And finally, I added network profiles for all the organizations we learned from during this exchange and have invited their staff to join the network, and created a list of them above. Note indicates their status in the network.