Innovating Justice Challenge 2019 - Regional Finals Finalists' Announcement

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Thursday, November 07, 2019 / 06:00PM / By  HiiL / Header Image Credit: HiiL

 

A global community of justice entrepreneurs is getting international recognition for making justice systems more user-friendly. We support innovators that prevent or resolve people's pressing justice problems. We do this through data, innovation and transformation. 

 

On 14 November 2019 meet the next generation of justice innovators! We are proud to introduce to you the finalists of the Innovating Justice Challenge at the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 14A Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. 

 

The West Africa Regional Finals is one of four events taking place across Africa the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to scout the next generation of promising justice innovations preventing or resolving people's most pressing justice needs. 

 

Finalists pitch their ground-breaking innovations to a jury of international experts who will choose the best three. The winners gain acceptance into HiiL's Justice Accelerator, can receive up to 20.000 Euro in grant funding and potential third party investment, tailored training and business development support, access to HiiL's  international network of experts and global exposure.

 

Meet our finalists:

 

Africlaim

Passengers suffer emotionally, financially, socially and physically when their flights are delayed or cancelled without notice. Africlaim specializes in securing financial and non-financial compensation for African airline passengers involved in flight disruptions including cancellations, delays, and overbooking.

 

Appruve

Many Africans have no valid means of identification and as a result, are excluded from many services and benefits including financial services. Appruve is a financial identity infrastructure that enables financial services to verify and onboard the identities of individuals and businesses

 

Bankly

Petty traders and micro-business owners remain unbanked and underserved. Bankly is a savings and cash digitisation platform that allows its customers to save up for emergencies using vouchers and an agent network.

 

Community Peace Initiative

Communal peace is sustained when the conflicting parties are part of the conflict resolution process. Community Peace Initiative seeks to promote peace and justice  in conflicting communities in Northern Nigeria by engaging their traditional and religious leaders to resolve communal conflicts.

 

Lay Better

Laws and regulations bring justice only when they can be accessed and understood by those who need it. Lay Better through its conversational mobile bot Liliane provides legal advice in more than 10 areas of law for citizens of Benin Republic.

 

Sunulex

In order to help Senegalese citizens understand the law, Sunulex provides them with free short videos explaining their rights and procedures of enforcing them. Sunulex also offers online access to legal resources for francophone Africa. 

 

The Flemer Project Initiative

To facilitate the decongestion of Nigerian prisons, The Flemer Project Initiative uses  an incentive-based volunteer system enabled by technology, to provide active legal representation for indigent pre-trial detainees.

 

Vesicash

Despite the benefits of e-commerce for both buyers and sellers, it brings with it its own unique type of disputes. Vesicash is an escrow platform that prevents disputes  and uses its digital dispute resolution mechanism to resolve digital transaction dispute in less than 72hrs.


The Keynote Speech at the Regional Finals will be delivered by Justice Yetunde Adesanya, Chairman of the Small Claims Court Committee, Lagos State. The Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment will be speaking on Making the SDGs a Nigerian Reality through entrepreneurship and innovation and Mr Jan van Weijen, Consul-General of the Netherlands will deliver the welcome address.

 

Other distinguished speakers and panelists include Mrs Funke Adekoya, SAN, Partner, Aelex, Mr Yemi Candide-Johnson, SAN - Partner, Strachan Partners, Mrs Kemi Eweje, FCIArb - Partner Patreli Partners, Ms Theodora Kio-Lawson - Manager Legal Business, Business Day, Mrs Solape Hammond - Founder Impact Hub, Lagos and Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Lagos Global, Mr Dotun Olowoporoku-Associate Investment Director, Novostar Ventures and Ms Nichole Yembra - Managing Partner, Chrysallis Advisors

 

HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a social enterprise devoted to user-friendly justice. That means justice that is easy to access, easy to understand, and effective. We will ensure that by 2030, 150 million people will be able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. We do this by stimulating innovation and scaling what works best.

 

We are friendly rebels focused on concrete improvements in the lives of people. Data and evidence are central in all that we do. We are based in The Hague, the City of Peace and Justice. Innovation is happening. HiiL's Justice Accelerator grows and scales justice innovations so they can reach many more people.

 

We look for innovations that provide legal information, legal services or dispute resolution. HiiL has supported more than 90 justice innovations worldwide since 2011. Some of those have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and, with our help have the potential to become regional or global players. 

 

For enquiries, kindly send an email to odunoluwa.longe@hiil.org   #JustInnovate19

 

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