HiiL East Africa Jenga Haki Lab 2023 for East African Entrepreneurs.

Application Deadline: 18th August 2023 at 11:59 EAT

The Jenga Haki Lab is a HiiL ideation programme that brings people with different skill sets and interests together and provides them with a specific environment and timeframe to quickly build a solution to a specific problem. Jenga Haki Labs aims to primarily build a prototype of a solution and form a team of co-founders, while strengthening the justice community and building a justice innovation pipeline. The programme also provides an opportunity for participants to learn something new and make headway on problems they are interested in.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur in Kenya and Uganda looking for a chance to build a solution and form a team around that solution? Are you interested in exploring solutions for crime using technology? If yes, then Jenga Haki Lab 2023 is the programme for you!


The programme is suitable for individuals with Innovative solutions/ideas that can address crime related justice problems in Uganda and Kenya including:

  • Financial fraud
  • Theft/armed robberies
  • Home break-ins/burglary 
  • Domestic violence
  • Sex-related offences

Jenga Haki has also been designed to support teams hence all applicants must be willing to be in/form teams of 4-5 members. Members of the team must be above 18 years of age and residents or citizens of Uganda and Kenya at the time of application.

Jenga Haki looks for individuals that have:

  • Have a background/expertise in:
  • Law/Legal
  • Business knowledge
  • Have a social science background such as sociology, psychology 
  • IT or Software development experience


The Jenga Haki Lab programme offers a 5 week long programme that provides the selected teams with:

  • Match with like minded and talented entrepreneurs to build a solution
  • Training during the residential 2 day Jenga Haki Weekend and subsequent product development sprints. The training will be on;
    • Prototyping
    • Human-centered design or Designing for your User testing   
    • Leadership and Project Management
    • Pitching and Presentation
  • Two weeks of product development sprints for the teams to design, develop and test their prototype.
  • Pitch at the Jenga Haki Festival in front of a 3 member Jury and stand a chance to win grant funding of
    • 1000 Euros to the Winner, 
    • 750 euros to the 1st runners up
    • 500 euros to the 2nd runners up

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the HiiL East Africa Jenga Haki Lab 2023


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