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Stacey Cram

Stacey Cram is a non-resident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation and an independent advisor, providing support to non-profits and multilateral organizations dedicated to advancing people-centered justice and legal empowerment, including Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, the Open Government Partnership, and the Legal Empowerment Fund.

For seven years, she led Namati’s global advocacy and policy portfolios, playing a pivotal role in advocating for the inclusion of a justice goal in the 2030 Agenda and the full implementation of SDG16. Under her leadership, the Justice For All campaign mobilized 1.4 million people globally, resulting in 14 countries passing new laws and policies supporting grassroots justice defenders. Stacey also spearheaded the creation of the $1 million Covid-19 Grassroots Justice Fund and the $100 million Legal Empowerment Fund. She played a key role in establishing global initiatives like the Taskforce on Justice and OGP Justice Coalition, contributing to the design of indicators that holistically measure access to justice and examine the global justice gap.

Before joining Namati, Stacey worked on governance issues with young people, serving as the Head of Global Policy and Practice at Restless Development, and working with the Education For All campaign in Nigeria, and Right To Play in London.

Stacey holds an MSc in Global Governance and Public Policy from Birkbeck College, University of London, and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. She has pursued professional courses in Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Human-Centered Design, and currently researching how technological developments both advance and hinder people-centered justice.

Originally from Scotland, Stacey is now based in San Francisco.

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