Appointed as Data Storytelling and Public Narrative Officer, Namati


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, & Urban Planning, Harvard University

Position Description

Namati is a legal empowerment organization advancing social and environmental justice by building a movement of people who know, use, and shape the law. Namati works in partnership with community paralegals — sometimes known as “grassroots organizers” — in six countries. The paralegals demystify law and help justice seekers navigate complex systems to achieve remedies to specific violations, protecting common lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship. Drawing on data from these cases and lived experiences of community members, paralegals and community members organize and pursue systemic changes to law, policy, and practice. The Data Storytelling and Public Narrative Officer will partner with Namati teams to leverage data and grassroots experience to develop powerful stories that can help drive these reforms. Key audiences for these stories include the communities directly affected by rights violations and the policymakers who are the targets of advocacy and organizing efforts. They will support program teams to identify insights from case data and develop ways to communicate to catalyze action - like mobilizing a community to take collective action or informing a decision-maker about where the law is failing.