Pushing for a Better World


ELAW Fellows Dickens Kumugisha from Uganda (above left) and Olivier Ndoole from the Democratic Republic of the Congo wrapped up their ELAW Fellowships mid-March. They arrived home just before the world shut down due to COVID-19.

Before they flew home, the Eugene Weekly’s Corrin Avchin interviewed Dickens, Oliver, and also ELAW Fellow Hugo Echeverria from Ecuador.

Corrin writes:

“ELAW began in 1989 with public interest lawyers from 10 different countries, and has now hosted nearly 200 environmental lawyers and professionals. Fellows gain skills, inspiration, ideas and support, which they then transfer the knowledge they’ve gained to the organizations and communities they are working with, according to the environmental group.”

Read the full report here.
Many thanks to The 11th Hour Project and the University of Oregon Global Justice Program of the Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace for making it possible to host Dickens, Olivier, and Hugo for high impact ELAW Fellowships.

Find more information here about the ELAW Fellows Program.

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide