22 Aug 2017 - by A4ID

A4ID Law and Development Training Programme Kicks Off – Reflections from our CEO

Following stellar feedback from participants at last year’s Law and Development Training Programme, a new session of thought-provoking seminars and discussions on the relationship between the legal and development sectors is now underway.

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Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist at the World Bank, led this year’s inaugural session with a discussion of the issue at the very heart of A4ID’s work – the changing role of lawyers and the important part they have to play in the future of international development. This was followed by a case study analysis of developing country debt, in which the unique experiences of Argentina and Greece were assessed by Tim Jones of the Jubilee Debt Campaign.

With thought-provoking themes already arising from these discussions, we look forward to further stimulating debates with attendees and speakers in upcoming sessions, which will run until March 2016.

Courses also provide CPD credits and run on weekends in order to fit around busy schedules and other commitments. For more information about this programme, contact our Learning Team by emailing events@a4id.org.

At A4ID, we seek to continuously raise awareness of the essential role the law can play in fostering economic growth and eradicating poverty. The programme is a great opportunity for practising and aspiring legal professionals seeking to apply their expertise to this cause, as well as anyone committed to promoting development goals, to network with like-minded professionals and put their passion for change into practice.

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