Exposure Dialogue Programme

Exposure Dialogue Programme (EDP): Law & Informality, in India

Judges, lawyers, organizers, and academics from around the world spent a week living and working alongside street vendors and waste pickers in Ahmedabad, India in January 2013. It was the first in WIEGO's Law Exposure Dialogue Programme (EDP), designed to help practitioners and academics working with informal economy regulation better understand the ways in which laws and regulatory frameworks affect the reality of informal workers' daily lives.

Read more about the 2013 Law EDP in this final report.

An EDP will be held in Bogota, Colombia in 2015.

Personal Reflections and Technical Notes from EDP Participants

  • Marty Chen, WIEGO's International Coordinator, was a guest of Devi-Ben, a street vendor and member of the Self-Employed Women's Association
  • Marlese von Broembsen, a labour lawyer and law lecturer from South Africa, was a guest of Lila-ben, a street vendor and member of the Self-Employed Women's Association
  • Chris Bonner, WIEGO's Director for Organization & Representation, was a guest of Kamala-ben, a waste picker and member of the Self-Employed Women's Association

 Read a technical note on access to law written by Harvard Professor Jacqueline Bhabha following the EDP.