HiiL Highlights May 2015

HiiL Highlights May 2015

These are exciting times for the Innovating Justice Accelerator and the innovators we work with. The pieces we have been building over the last few years are starting to fit together nicely. So now is a great time to give you an update on what’s happening in the world of justice innovation at HiiL.

These are exciting times for the Innovating Justice Accelerator and the innovators we work with. The pieces we have been building over the last few years are starting to fit together nicely. So now is a great time to give you an update on what’s happening in the world of justice innovation at HiiL.

The date for the Innovating Justice Forum 2015 in The Hague is set for 3-4 December. This year, we promise another group of top innovators who will showcase their bright innovations. Join us if you want to learn more about justice innovation and build powerful partnerships. Registration details are coming soon.

On 9 June, we are organising a High Level seminar on Accelerating Justice Innovation to discuss investment in the justice sector. Participants will aim to underpin responsive justice delivery by creating sustainable revenue models that go beyond grants, and link this framework to other cutting edge initiatives around social entrepreneurship and impact investment. The seminar brings together the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, members of the Global Agenda Council on Justice of the World Economic Forum, and a small number of additional external experts. If you are interested in joining the conversation and want to participate in this movement, please let us know.

We are working closely with the winner's of the 2014 Challenges and are excited about their progress. How do you engage workers in Indian garment factories to tell you what they need? How do you drive sales for just supply chains in Ghana? How do you simplify laws and turn them into graphics for Indian citizens? They are making progress in these areas and more. We are grateful to the C&A Foundation for their generous support of the Living Wage Innovation Challenge innovators. Reach out to us if you are interested in a partnership with the innovators.

We will soon start scouting for new innovations and launch this year's Innovating Justice Challenges. Also new this year is the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge for East and West Africa. We are in the planning stages, but we can already tell you that we will build Innovating Justice Hubs in Nigeria and Kenya, and that there will be an event in Lagos. We will also work closely with incubators throughout Africa. More details on this initiative coming soon.

It's time to release the kind of entrepreneurial energy into developing innovations in the justice sector similar to the one that has been engulfing the medical sector in developing countries. Join us this year. Let's make it happen.

Read the May 2015 HiiL Highlights