Arpitha Kodiveri of Natural Justice, India attended a weeklong workshop on designing training materials for legal empowerment initiatives held in Ahmedabad. The workshop was organized by the Center for Social Justice (CSJ), an organization that pioneered the use of principles of adult education in creating innovative legal training sessions.
Community based lawyers from different parts of India partnered with their counterparts from the CSJ to brainstorm on different methods and approaches to designing training material. Arpitha worked closely with the group to develop a detailed methodology for providing training in environmental law to paralegals in India.
The training module and methodology is due to be field tested in the coming few months in Gujarat.