24 nov 6TH ANNUAL INNOVATING JUSTICE FORUM
FINALISTS FROM EAST AND WEST AFRICA, US AND NEPAL HEAD TO THE PEACE PALACE FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL INNOVATING JUSTICE FORUM
Six finalists have been selected to compete at the 6th Annual Innovating Justice Forum in the Peace Palace on 4 December. These six innovations – three from the Innovating Justice Challenge and three from the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge East & West Africa – will compete for over €80.000 in seed investments, acceleration support, access to funding, networks and expert advice.
The finalists were selected by the public through an online voting round as well as an independent jury. This year’s finalists represent pioneering innovations for justice needs faced by SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa and underperforming justice systems worldwide.
A detailed list of the 2015 finalists can be found here.
Leading up to the Forum, finalists will be assisted with perfecting their business plan through Innovation Workshops. These workshops will include participation of the finalists, guests and fascinating speakers such as John Morrison (Institute for Human Rights and Business), Eddie Hartmen (Legal Zoom) and Tharcisse Karugarama (Rwanda’s former Minister of Justice).
At the Forum, the finalists will present their innovation to potential clients, business partners and investors. From the six finalists, two innovations will be further developed in the following years by HiiL Innovating Justice and partners. They will be selected based on their potential to transform the justice sector, both within their country of origin and internationally.
The 6th Annual Innovating Justice Forum is in collaboration with HiiL Innovating Justice, the Ford Foundation and Next2Company.