The HiiL Innovating Justice Hub has officially been launched in Lagos, Nigeria to provide a working space where entrepreneurs and technology innovators can meet up and find solutions to issues surrounding justice in West Africa.
Speaking at the launch, HiiL’s Innovating Justice Regional Liason, Olufunbi Falayi said, “We are aiming to make legal processes simpler and more efficient by using technology, and this hub will strive to ensure that this is achieved.”
HiiL is opening local justice hubs across the continent to scout, select and accelerate justice innovations. Over the past year, local HiiL agents have been scouting and accelerating justice innovations in Nairobi’s iHub and Nailab, leading up to the East African Innovating Justice Hub planned to open early next year. More justice hubs are expected to be set up in North and Southern Africa.
DIYLaw.ng, the winner of the 2015 SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge is the first startup to applications for the 2016 SME Empowerment Challenge will start this month on https://innovatingjustice.com/en/.
Wilfried De Wever, Head of the HiiL Innovating Justice Accelerator said the innovations can significantly contribute to the improvement of the daily lives of people and SMEs across Africa.