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Activism and Agency – R&R 2023 Call for Nominations

2 June 2023 at 11:11 am

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) is delighted to announce that nominations and applications are now open for the highly anticipated 2023 Rights and Remedies (R&R) Course for environmental justice activists. This transformative course takes place in the City of Cape Town, South Africa, and promises to revolutionize your approach to environmental justice.

Under the compelling theme of “Activism and Agency,” the 2023 R&R Course has been meticulously designed to explore the pivotal role of activism in protecting the environment. Participants will delve into the challenges and opportunities faced by activists as they exercise their agency, acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to become powerful forces for change.

The R&R Course for environmental justice activists warmly welcomes participants from community-based organisations, civil society, and individuals in the environmental and climate justice movement, with a particular emphasis on engaging diverse communities and fostering gender equality.

We are seeking individuals who share a strong commitment to environmental justice. If you genuinely desire to deepen your understanding of the intersection between law and activism, we encourage you to apply. Furthermore, if you know someone who embodies these attributes, please nominate them.

To apply or nominate a deserving candidate for the R&R Course, simply visit our site to download and fill out the nomination form. Submit the filled out form via email to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2023.

By attending this course, you will gain valuable insights into effective activism strategies and develop a comprehensive understanding of the various legal remedies available within South African law.

Nelly Nkosi a R&R graduate working in the garden at the Khuthala Environmental Care Group Food Garden | Photo: Thenjiwe Mavuso

About the Centre for Environmental Rights

The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic of activist lawyers who work with communities and civil society organisations in South Africa to realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. We seek a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.

About the Activist Support and Training Programme

The programme focuses on enabling and resourcing the Environmental and Climate Justice movement through carefully planned strategic interventions. The programme also leads responsive interventions such as providing training and resources to assist affected persons and communities to better engage with, proposed laws, regulations and policies, or new applications for industrial or other operations that affect their rights.