Current Opportunities

SIRD East Africa Research Volunteers

In November 2019, CBA’s International Initiatives Department deployed 4 young Canadian lawyers to rural communities in Kenya and Uganda for the adventure of a lifetime!

Amilah, Amelie, Evelyn and Muhammad are volunteers championing CBA’s Supporting Inclusive Resource Development (SIRD) in East Africa Project (a Global Affairs Canada funded initiative). Their work criss-crosses women’s reproductive health issues, safety and health for female artisanal miners, and advocacy activities aimed at empowering marginalised women to claim their rights and reduce harms occasioned by extractive industry operations.

SIRD Legal Policy Training Program

The program aims to equip a core group of lawyers with knowledge and skills in natural resource management to support inclusive and sustainable resource development in their countries. In particular, the program emphasizes the legal and economic empowerment of women and communities affected by mining, oil and gas industries.

Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for more opportunities.

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SIRD Legal Aid Training Program

The SIRD Legal Aid Training Program is aimed at lawyers who provide pro bono or legal aid services to communities impacted by extractive operations.

Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for more opportunities.

How to Apply for Future Opportunities

If none of the current opportunities are right for you, that’s quite alright! CBA members in good standing are encouraged to add themselves to our volunteer resource bank for future opportunities. Please complete our online form and send us an email at

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