Africa

  • Sauti: SMS-based Trade and Market Information Platform for Small Cross-border Traders and SME’s in East Africa

    Sauti: SMS-based Trade and Market Information Platform for Small Cross-border Traders and SME’s in East Africa 24 January 2017

    By Katie Davis, Communications Intern

    Informal cross-border trade is a 2 billion US dollar industry to African economies. It creates jobs, contributes to food and energy security, and alleviates poverty. 60% of informal trade in the East African Community (EAC) is carried out by small-scale traders and is often the most important income-source to rural livelihoods. 70-80% of these traders are women who have on average 7 dependents in their household.

  • Malians Get Legal Help through Transparent IT Platform

    Malians Get Legal Help through Transparent IT Platform 20 December 2016

    By Katie Davis, Communication Intern

    Simple ideas really can be powerful. This is elegantly demonstrated if one observes the impact of Deme So’s innovation to deliver access to justice to Malians, Tien Sira. The innovation is conceptually simple, yet provides access to justice in rural areas and upholds human rights by its functional service and protection extended to vulnerable groups of women, children, victims and witnesses.

  • Justice doit être ouvert vers la société

    Justice doit être ouvert vers la société 08 December 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    Tel était le message central du discours d'ouverture du ministre Mamadou Konaté à la première conférence des procureurs du Mali tenue sous le thème du «ministère public pour l'action publique» au début du mois. «Vous êtes, disait-il aux procureurs, des défenseurs clé de l'intérêt public et un poste de premier plan dans la société pour la justice.» Le ministre Konaté souhaite que cette conférence ait lieu tous les ans - sous forme d’une réunion qui sert à parler de la défense de l'intérêt public et à comment mieux servir les citoyens du Mali.

  • ‘Justice doit être ouvert vers la société’

    ‘Justice doit être ouvert vers la société’ 21 November 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    This was the core message in the opening address of minister Mamadou Konaté to the first conference of public prosecutors of Mali held under the theme ‘the public ministry for public action’ earlier this month. ‘You are’, he said to the prosecutors, ‘a key advocate of the public interest and an advance post into society for justice.’ Minister Konaté wants this conference to take place every year – a gathering at which to reflect on standing up for the public interest and better serving the citizens of Mali.

  • HiiL Justice Accelerator Excels at Bringing Out the Best of Innovators

    HiiL Justice Accelerator Excels at Bringing Out the Best of Innovators 29 September 2016

    The HiiL Justice Accelerator this week wrapped up a landmark 14-day marathon of six events across Africa and Ukraine, highlighting and judging the world’s most innovative justice entrepreneurs.

  • Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Ukraine and Uganda

    Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Ukraine and Uganda 23 May 2016

    By Sam Muller, HiiL CEO

    What do Ukraine and Uganda have in common, besides the U at the beginning of their name? An elaborate justice needs and satisfaction survey was just done in both countries. The Ukraine results were presented on 1 March. The Uganda results on 14 April.