HiiL Innovating Justice officially launches its Lagos Hub

A few weeks back, we reported that HiiL Innovating Justice plans to launch a hub in Lagos, which will act as a West-African-wide supporter for justice entrepreneurs.

The Hub has now been officially launched. The Hub provides a working space where entrepreneurs and tech innovators can meet up and find solutions to issues surrounding justice in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole.

“We are aiming to make legal processes simpler and more efficient by using technology, and this hub will strive to ensure that this is achieved,” Hiil’s local agent, Olufunbii Falayi said in a press release.

Head of HiiL Justice Accelerator, Wilfried De Wever said, “These innovations can significantly contribute to the improvement of the daily lives of people and SMEs across Africa.”

By launching the Lagos Hub, HiiL hopes access to justice for SMEs and people in Nigeria, West Africa and the whole of Africa will increase.

The Lagos Hub has already incubated DIYLaw, winner of the 2015 SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge.

The Lagos Hub, which also doubles as HiiL’s Justice Hub West Africa, was launched a few weeks back during an information session at iDEA Nigeria, a Lagos-based incubator and accelerator for techpreneurs

Hiil will be launching local justice hubs across Africa to scout, select and accelerate justice innovations.

Over the past year, local HiiL agents have already been scouting and accelerating justice innovations in Nairobi’s iHub and Nailab, leading up to the East African Innovating Justice in the near future.

More Justice Hubs will also be launched in North and Southern Africa.

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