Advocates from Tanzania, Kenya & Uganda Have Arrived

Grassroots leaders from East Africa were the first to arrive yesterday for the 2015 ELAW Annual International Meeting. By Saturday, more than 50 grassroots advocates from 30 countries will be here in Eugene to collaborate on their efforts back home to help communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. The International Meeting will be March 1 – 5, followed by the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.

Ruth Nzioka from Kenya (left) and Saitoti Parmelo from Tanzania (right) arrived yesterday for ELAW Fellowships. They were joined by Frank Tumusiime from Uganda and Jamal Juma from Tanzania. All four will work intensively with ELAW’s law, science, and development teams to strengthen their organizations back home and build the practice of public interest law in East Africa.

Ruth is an intern at the Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG), Saitoti runs the Forest and Climate Program at the Association for Law and Advocacy for Pastoralists (ALAPA), Jamal is Legal Program Officer at the Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT), and Frank is the Coordinator and Senior Research Fellow at Advocates for Natural Resources Governance and Development (ANARDE).

We are excited to work with these grassroots leaders and introduce them to colleagues from around the world.

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Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide