KITUO ATTENDS THE HiiL CHALLENGE 2019
Kituo cha Sheria joined the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge 2019 for Startups from Africa Regional Finals in Nairobi on 14th November 2019. Noting 2019 as the year of justice innovation and the mission to improve access to justice for poor people; Kituo’s ED Dr. Annette Mbogoh was a panelist and Judge at the Challenge Finals.
At the Nairobi Regional Finals, justice innovators and entrepreneurs pitched their work to an international jury of experts. The very best had been selected for a place in HiiL’s Justice Accelerator program with a chance to receive up to 20,000 Euros in grant funding, potential third party investment, mentorship and tailored business development support, and access to HiiL’s international network of experts and global exposure. The Nairobi Regional Final presented an opportunity to innovators to be at the cutting-edge of new justice innovations and startups in East Africa. The event brought together key players, judges, investors, government officials, justice innovators and civil society members. Speaking at the event, ED Dr. Mbogoh shared Kituo’s M-Haki innovation (a Challenge finalist in 2017) and emphasized on the need to look for alternative ways for access to justice. She said it was encouraging to see the inclusion of technology in judicial systems, particularly commending the Kenyan Judiciary for embracing ICT in their day to day operations.