• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2011


Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people. For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction -- or worse, a threat -- but not something we can use to exercise our basic rights. Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who empower people to understand, use, and shape the law. These “barefoot lawyers” form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems. In the past four years, Namati and their partners have worked with over 40,000 clients to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship. They track data on every case and use that information to advocate for systemic changes, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique. And they're joining forces for change. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network -- over 750 groups from 150 countries learning from one another and bringing justice to communities in every part of the world. Their work has gained recognition. Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network were recognized with the prestigious Skoll Award in 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7L7lPGILQ8) . Honoring CEO Vivek Maru as a fellow, Ashoka called theirs the “best law-for-all model we’ve seen.” They’ve been published and featured in the Guardian, the New York Times, and Forbes. And we’ve had some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeleine Albright.  
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Job openings over the past year

42Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Global Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
    United States
  • Senior People Operations Associate
    United States

Staff at Namati have experience in


  • legislation / regulations
  • development
  • tertiary education
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • torts / conflict resolution


  • ford foundation
  • goal global


  • united states
  • indonesia
  • kyrgyzstan
  • serbia
  • india


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Focus on: Land Matters

Protecting land and community resources in Africa

22 February 2016
Transparency and accountability

Calls for stronger accountability after IFC Supreme Court ruling

4 March 2019
Marena Brinkhurst on natural resource management

How to link grass-roots communities with international legal allies

4 May 2015
World Bank Spring Meetings

How IFC is dealing with pressure to boost accountability

12 April 2019


Primary sectors

Financial Services
Monitoring / Evaluation
Planning / Policies / Institutions
Grant Management
Trade Policy / Tariffs

Contract Awards

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  • Luciana Debenedetti
    Program Associate
    Primary Contact
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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 7th Floor