Watch the recording of this webinar to learn about legal and non-legal remedies to environmental justice cases and how best to work with and activate affected communities.
Environmental justice experts Bassey Bassey (@Bassyjnr), Nyaradzo Mutonhori (@Nyaradzo), Santosh Dora (@santoshdora), and Justus Tsofa (@Jtsofa) discussed their observations and insights from the exchange and how these will impact their future work with communities and environmental groups.
Background: In February 2018, the Global Legal Empowerment Network organized its first learning exchange focused on environmental justice. The exchange was hosted by Namati’s country program in Sierra Leone in conjunction with Namati’s Environmental Justice program in India, who both work with community paralegals to improve the enforcement of environmental laws and address issues like industrial pollution, conservation of fragile ecosystems, and securing the livelihoods of farmers, fisherpeople, and others whose lives are affected by environmental degradation. The learning exchange brought together 21 practitioners from 9 countries to discuss their work in detail and learn practical lessons from each other.
The lessons discussed throughout the exchange are applicable to environmental justice work across Africa and elsewhere, and we hope to share some of these insights with colleagues working on these important issues globally.