Application deadline: Monday 17th June 2019
Time commitment: 3 days per week
Expenses: £10 per day for lunch and travel
Communications is an evolving area of A4ID’s work as the organisation is looking to strengthen its digital presence and increase engagement with its online audiences. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can really help us understand and embrace the power of the web to improve our online presence.
This role involves assisting with the delivery and development of A4ID’s broker service which matches requests for legal advice from development organisations with lawyers able to provide free (pro bono) assistance.
The ROLE UK Programme volunteer will work closely with the rest of the programme team, particularly the ROLE UK Technical Expert, to support the delivery of assignments, partnerships, and learning.
This role involves assisting the A4ID Learning and Development team with scoping, research, planning and conducting various training courses and events on law, development, and business and human rights.
Farooq Ullah is one of the speakers of our 2019 Law & Development Training Programme. He will be delivering a session on ‘Environmental Law and Development, and SDG 17’ during the next module on ‘Sustainable Development’ (9 February 2019).
Water is essential for life, human dignity, and the health of people and planet. To rise to the challenge of delivering SDG 6, Peter Newborne, specialist researcher and consultant on water policies and programmes, first shares his thoughts on the issue of equitable access to water using a case study from Burkina Faso.
Then, in the following text, A4ID highlights how a project led by the Center for Water Security and Cooperation to build an online water law database for Africa, is contributing to strengthening legal infrastructure around SDG 6.
There are so many reasons to undertake legal pro bono, but a reason that is often overlooked is that pro bono makes business sense.
Koldo Casla, Research Associate at the Institute of Health & Society of Newcastle University and the Policy Director of Just Fair (@JustFairUK), shares his thoughts on the poverty and inequalities that still plague the United Kingdom. Achieving the objectives of the SDGs in terms of poverty (SDG 1) and inequalities (SDG 10) not only concerns developing countries but is also a challenge for our wealthy countries.
As this contribution shows, poverty and inequality are the products of policy decisions and constitute breaches of human rights. A4ID believe that the law and lawyers have a role to play to help redressing these injustices, both within the UK and abroad.
Ramin Daswani, Intern at A4ID, examines the potential for blockchain to benefit the international development sector.
As part of our Trade, Debt and Finance Group series of 2018, Advocates for International Development is delighted to invite you to the following panel discussion: