The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) in partnership with FATE Foundation has launched the call for application for the Justice Entrepreneurship School (JES) which is a programme targeted at entrepreneurs within West Africa who are in the incubation stage of business and have innovative ideas about businesses within the justice sector of economies. HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a social enterprise devoted to user-friendly justice and has a goal to develop entrepreneurs working on solutions that will address and solve the pressing justice needs of people in West Africa.
Target Audience Includes Start-up’s that empower people with break-through innovations to
Working conditions with employers
Separation terms with spouses
Protection against theft, fraud and violence
Arrangements about noise, damages and property access with neighbours
Housing maintenance and rent conditions with landlords
Agreements on ownership, registration and use of land
Contracts, fraud protection and compliance for their small business
Areas of focus for prevention or resolving pressing justice problems are in the following areas:
Employment: contract termination, payment of wages/social security/insurance, working conditions,equal hiring opportunities.
Family: separation, abuse, child support, custody and inheritance.
Neighbours: excessive noise or disorder, right of way, damage to property.
Crime: theft, robbery, burglary, and bodily injury, lending and borrowing money.
Land: ownership, registration, use of land, tenure.
Housing: eviction, living conditions, payment of rent
Small business: supplier or client contracts, tax, registration, regulatory compliance, fraud, business premises.
Public sector: corruption, bribery, access to utilities (water, sanitation, electricity)
Consumer: unfair/unauthorised charges by company or bank, purchasing defective goods or
substandard services, warranties.
Money: Solutions that help prevent or resolve disputes over lending and borrowing money.
Structure and Curriculum
The curriculum is designed to help the participants become more knowledgeable on how to build and sustain innovative businesses that can solve today’s Justice problems sessions are facilitated by various industry leaders across the entrepreneurial value chain specifically social justice professionals with its learning structure, a combination of virtual sessions, case studies and group activities.
The programme will run for 8 weeks with a single touchpoint once a week between August and
October, 2021. Thursday, September 2nd – Thursday, October 21, 2021
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