World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase: Africa and the Middle East

World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase

Africa and the Middle East

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


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The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis is a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote good accountable governance practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law in this time of unprecedented crisis.

This year, the World Justice Project received over 425 submissions from 114 countries. From these 425 submissions, 30 finalists have been selected to take part in an online regional showcase event.

This World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalists Regional Showcase event will feature an assessment of the efforts underway in countries in Africa and the Middle East to "build back better" from the challenges posed by COVID-19. This portion of the program will be led by WJP's partner for the region, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, and will focus on four areas—access to justice for all, accountable governance, fundamental rights and non-discrimination, and anti-corruption and open government. 

The event will also give the Challenge finalists from the region an opportunity to present their projects and share key insights into their objectives and impact as a basis to select the six winners of the World Justice Challenge 2021. After the presentations, participants will be invited to engage in a Q&A session with finalists in different breakout rooms.


  • Elizabeth Andersen
    Executive Director, World Justice Project
  • Nathalie Delapalme 
    Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Salaheddin Al-Bashir
    Former Minister of Justice of Jordan, Senior Partner, IBLaw
  • Leslie Tsai
    Director of Social Impact, Chandler Foundation
  • Maina Kiai
    Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

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Visit our World Justice Challenge 2021 website to register for additional Regional Showcase events in this series. 


This Regional Showcase event is produced in partnership with the following World Justice Challenge 2021 Regional Partner:

Mo Ibrahim

WJP thanks all of its Challenge sponsors and partners.