How to Build an Ecosystem for Financing 

How to Build an Ecosystem for Financing

This online course was available between September and December 2023, and has now closed. Stay tuned for future openings!


This course draws on experience from the Justice For All campaign, convened by the Grassroots Justice Network, and which advocated for greater financing and protection for grassroots justice defenders.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course, you will

  • Have a greater understanding of what the global landscape for justice and financing looks like (including the major actors and policy frameworks), and how you can leverage this for your advocacy.
  • Learn about the different sources of financing that are available, their benefits and drawbacks, identify which sources are appropriate for you, and see examples of how others have successfully advocated for such financing in varying contexts.
  • Be familiar with how to build an advocacy campaign to call for increased financing for justice in your country or region.
  • Be familiar with key networks and advocacy moments to accompany and boost your efforts. In addition, you will find successful stories that we hope can serve as inspiration.
  • Be inspired by what Network members who have participated in the Justice for All campaign and practitioners around the world have achieved.

Who is this course for?

Grassroots justice and legal empowerment practitioners; anyone who works on justice issues and is seeking to advocate for financing to power their efforts.

What is the structure of this course? 

This will be an asynchronous online course, which you may navigate freely at your own pace. Each lesson has a series of videos (usually between 8 to 12 minutes long) across 5 modules, and suggested reading material. You will also find quizzes that will help you assess your understanding of each module, and discussion prompts that will help you bring what you learn in this course to your context, and share your questions and reflections with other participants around the world.