Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Diverse Tenure Systems
Equal land rights for women
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Protected land rights defenders
Namati is a Sanskrit word meaning to bow and to shape something into a curve, evoking the ideas of reverence and transformation. An international organization dedicated to advancing the field of legal empowerment and to strengthening people's capacity to exercise and defend their rights in practical ways, Namati actively cultivates a global community of legal empowerment practitioners and pursues and evaluates innovative legal empowerment programs. It addresses issues of pressing global significance, including: community land protection, increased access to justice, environmental justice, and accountability of essential services.
Namati's vision is of a world in which all people are able to exercise their rights and take part in the process of governing, resulting in more empowered communities and more responsive governments, and the restoration of human dignity.
To implement innovative legal empowerment interventions in partnership with civil society organizations and governments. Each intervention addresses an issue of pressing global significance and applies legal empowerment strategies in an area in which the approach is not yet well proven.
Namati’s constituencies are global NGOs, IGOs, global and national-level policy makers, national governments, national NGOs and CSOs, grassroots organizations and community members.