Learning Opportunities

A4ID's ultimate vision is to see the law and lawyers play their full role in the eradication of global poverty. Through various training opportunities, A4ID explore the intersection between the law and sustainable development.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Learn how the Sustainable Development Goals can help you be a better lawyer. 

A4ID Learning Courses

Advocates for International Development (A4ID) is a not-for-profit organisation that acts as a bridge between the Development and Legal sectors - connecting lawyers to development organisations since 2007. Inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), A4ID's ultimate vision is to see the law and lawyers play their full role in the eradication of global poverty. Its vast global network of legal partners provide technical expertise to development organisations so they can continue doing meaningful work.

Since its inception, A4ID has believed that an important part of its role is to offer learning resources and training courses for legal professionals to understand how they can play their part in global efforts to achieve the SDGs. 

Throughout the year, A4ID offer a range of paid and free legal short courses, in hybrid, in-person, and online formats. Through its partnerships, A4ID is able to offer expertise from legal and development sector specialists to a broad range of students.

The Law & Development Training Programme

Understand the intersection between the law and development in our six part hybrid course, the Law & Development Training Programme (LDTP).  Running from May - November 2023, this course will explore how lawyers can play their part in achieving the SDGs through the teachings of world-class experts in the legal and development field. Enroll in the full course or explore the different modules.
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Tools & Resources for lawyers

Explore the SDG Legal Initiative Platform

A4ID's SDG Legal Initiative is a call to action to the global legal profession to work towards the achievement of the SDG Agenda. By sharing knowledge and providing opportunities to take practical action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity, A4ID will continue its work with the legal sector to enhance this impact. The SDG Legal Initiative aims to create communities of practice, and to amplify the role of the legal sector in achieving the SDGs. Explore the Platform here, including our SDG Legal Guide

Business & Human Rights

COMING SOON in October 2023!
Delivered in partnership with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency, A4ID is launching a short course in Business & Human Rights (BHR) which will be delivered over four online modules. With course materials being developed by leading international law firms, the BHR course will focus on Responsible Business in East Africa, with an initial focus in the Kenyan jurisdiction.
More details to come soon!
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