2019 is the year of justice innovation: join us now in our mission to improve access to justice for millions of people
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is pleased to announce that our Innovating Justice Challenge 2019 is now open for applications.
We are looking for justice innovators from East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa. We look for the best innovations with a focus on preventing or resolving a justice problem for many people, including small and medium sized businesses. By the best, we mean innovations that have the potential to become financially sustainable and scale nation-wide or globally, are already showing measurableimpact and are led by a motivated, focused team driven to make a change.
We scout the next generation of promising justice innovators to improve access to justice for millions of people
HiiL’s Justice Accelerator is looking for promising new justice innovations to prevent or resolve the most pressing justice needs. Between 3 June and 15 August, justice innovators can apply for the Innovating Justice Challenge.
Up to 10 regional finalists will be chosen from Southern Africa, all of whom will be invited to take part in a week long programme of business development specifically designed to support organisations looking to create impact in access to justice. These finalists will then pitch to a jury made up of local and international specialists.
The best innovators will then be invited to join our Southern Africa Justice Accelerator programme. If the innovator shows significant growth, they can win up to 20,000 EUR in seed-funding, business development support, access to a global network, potential further investment opportunities and international exposure for their innovation, including the chance to pitch at the Innovating Justice Forum in The Hague in February 2020.
Who are we? We are the only accelerator that focuses on preventing and resolving justice problems. We look for innovations that can grow and scale to impact thousands and potentially millions of people. HiiL has supported more than 60 justice innovations worldwide since 2011. Some of those have become big, impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
We are supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to run the Justice Innovation programme In Southern Africa.
To submit an application, innovators should visit www.hiil.org/hja.
The Call for Applications closes at 24.00 Central European Time on 15 August 2019.
Join us for the launch of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2019
Johannesburg, 3 June https://bit.ly/JHB_IJC2019
Harare, 11 June https://hr-ijc2019.eventbrite.co.uk
Cape Town, 12 June https://ct-ijc2019.eventbrite.co.uk