HiiL Justice Accelerator, together with Ford Foundation, opens up the yearly Innovating Justice Challenge to help fund the brightest ideas and businesses centred on access to justice.
Submissions are now open for Innovating Justice Challenges 2016. This year’s challenge focuses on two separate categories; SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge (East & West Africa) and Family Justice — a novelty inclusion. The SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge targets innovators with innovative ideas or businesses which address challenges facing SMEs in Africa such as Intellectual Property Protection, corruption, employment issues, management issues, employee rights, bureaucratic red-tapes etc.
Last year saw many brilliant innovations received, however Shopofficer (Kenya), Msme Garage (Uganda) and DIYlaw (Nigeria) were the three finalists for the SME empowerment who made it to the final stage in Netherlands where they won $10,000, $20,000 and $40,000 respectively in seed funding.
The Family Justice Challenge on the other hand welcomes innovations that provide access to justice to people dealing with transitions and problems within family such as property inheritance, marriage, divorce, childcare, domestic violence, dispute resolution, adoption and child custody etc.
This year’s winners from each category stand the chance of winning €80,000 as seed-funding. Application closes on the 30th of June. Don’t be left out, hurry up to submit your registration.
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