Legal Empowerment Fund for Young Climate Activists in Africa

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    Kujalink Team

    The Legal Empowerment Fund (LEF), a program of the Fund for Global Human Rights, launched today a formal call for expressions of interest from young grassroots activists working to advance climate justice in six African countries.

    Across the continent, young people are leading the response to the climate crisis in their communities. But few have access to the funding or support they need. Working in close partnership with the Fund’s Children’s and Youth Rights Program, the LEF seeks to identify and resource the next generation of young activists who are on the front lines of the fight against environmental injustice.

    Deadline: 30-Jun-24

    Eligibility Criteria

    • This round of funding will provide flexible two-year grants to activists using legal empowerment strategies to fight for climate justice in six African countries: Benin, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Both formal and informal organizations are encouraged to apply.
    • The funding will be focused on supporting grassroots youth-led groups who are using legal empowerment strategies to pursue climate justice and/or land & environmental justice. This would include:
      • Using legal empowerment techniques (helping communities/individuals know, use, or shape the law).
      • Demonstrating deep connection/commitment to one or more communities in country of operation.
      • Demonstrating engagement and interest in building a stronger global movement, e.g., participation in Grassroots Justice Network (formerly Legal Empowerment Network) initiatives or other global youth movements.
    • To be eligible, the organization’s budget must be less than USD 200,000 annually.

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