The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced that it’s Innovating Justice Challenge 2022 is now open for applications to justice innovators from across Africa and the Middle East specifically in Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tunisia.
HiiL is looking for the best innovations with a focus on preventing or resolving a justice problem for many people, including small and medium sized businesses. The platform is scouting for the next generation of promising justice innovators to improve access to justice for millions of people.
According to Eric Mwangi Kariuki, Innovation Hub Head-East Africa, “At HiiL, we focus on innovative people-centred and user-friendly solutions that enable ordinary people,governments and innovators to prevent and resolve some of the world’s biggest justice problems. A Key component of this has been HJA which finds, funds and supports young social entrepreneurs in emerging markets refine, improve and scale their business models to serve more people who are affected by injustice everyday.”
This year, HiiL’s Justice Accelerator is looking for promising new justice innovations to prevent or resolve the most pressing justice needs around Crime, Land, Employment, Family, Tenancy and Neighbour . In 2021, we supported startups like
Justice innovators can apply for the Innovating Justice Challenge before March 31st when the call comes to a close.
The best innovators who join the HiiL Justice Accelerator programme will receive up to €10,000 non-equity funding, full training program delivered by industry specialists: business growth, marketing, impact measurement, and coaching sessions on topics of your choice and mentorship sessions. The innovators will also have access to HiiL’s global network of justice leaders, legal tech organisations, and top-level researchers, international exposure and potential investment opportunities and a chance to win up to €20,000 at the pitch event of the Demo Day.
HiiL is the only accelerator that focuses on preventing and resolving justice problems and has supported more than 130 justice innovations worldwide since 2011. The justice accelerator looks for innovations that can grow and scale to impact thousands and potentially millions of people.
To submit an application, innovators should visit https://bit.ly/IJC2022