2018 Innovating Justice Awards

Up to 20,000 Euros in Equity-Free Funding for Social Innovators


May 31
Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2018
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Blockchain, Business services, Connectivity, E-commerce, E-learning, Fintech, ICT, Internet of things (IoT), Legal services, Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Do you have a passion for social entrepreneurship? Keen on changing the world?

HiiL (the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is looking to fund exciting startups, projects and ideas (with up to  20,000 EUR, or 2.4 million Kenya Shillings, per startup) seeking to ensure access to justice for people in need.

We are looking for innovators tackling the biggest legal and social justice issues in their communities. These issues include, but are not limited to, themes such as fair employment, law enforcement/crime, land disputes, and others. Moreover, winners may receive business development support and an trips to both the Hague (in the Netherlands) and Nairobi to pitch their ideas and train with experts. If you’re curious, creative and committed to making the world a better place, this is the place to be.

Our application deadline is 31 May 2018 at midnight East African Time. Applications may be submitted through our website: https://innovatingjustice.com/ . For more information, please visit our site.

Previous winners of our funding include:

Sauti: A SMS-based system that provides information not exchange rates, market prices, rules & regulations and a corruption-reporting platform for cross-border traders between Uganda and Kenya.

M-Sheria: A USSD-based platform providing cash bail and legal help for matatu drivers in Nairobi, Kenya.

Usalama; a Kenyan app that allows users, when in danger, to contact emergency service providers.

Tambua: a Kenyan app that allows users to check whether pharmaceutical drugs they have bough are counterfeit.

Mulika Hongo: a SMS-based corruption-reporting system active in over 12 counties in Kenya.

Famalia: an SMS-based system through which one can keep track of their ongoing court cases. The system has been piloted in Kiambu, Kenya.