Description/achievement of initiative
LEEG-net (Legal & Economic Empowerment Global Network - https://www.leeg-net.org/) is a multidisciplinary network of professionals and academics who play a catalytic role in advancing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Guided by a human rights based approach, our mission is to foster legal innovation and empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups in meeting the “greatest global challenge of eradicating poverty” which is the unifying thread throughout the 17 Goals, their 169 targets and 232 indicators.
The focus on legal innovation is an ongoing quest for new strategies and ways of thinking about what the law can do in the development realm. The focus on empowerment is an attempt to make the law work for the poor and disadvantaged groups by enhancing their capacity to resist poverty and get over it. LEEG-net links the two themes by virtue of their shared importance in finding solutions to sustainable development challenges.
LEEG-net generally addresses all of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on advancing the achievement of Goals 1, 5, 8, 10, 16 and 17.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
LEEG-net initiative is governed by Dilum Abeysekera (MBA, Attorney-at-Law), founder and CEO of LexEcon Consulting Group (www.lexecongroup.com), in association with his team lawyers, economists, and business consultants who possess necessary experience and expertise at national and international levels.
LexEcon Consulting Group (www.lexecongroup.com), Global Trade Guardian (www.globaltradeguardian.net), European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) - https://www.eiuc.org/