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
- rAInbow: Chatbot to Support Victims of Domestic Abuse
AI For Good (South Africa)
- Increasing Access to Justice and Providing Legal Education Through Online Learning Platforms and Virtual Courts
Justice Defenders (Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Regional)
- Supporting Survivors: Women's Rights
The Lotus Flower (Iraq)
- Evaluating Critical Public Services During COVID-19 Through Citizen Voice
- Adalah's Emergency COVID-19 Project: Demanding Equal Treatment and Non-Discrimination for the Arab Minority Through the Israeli Legal System
Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Israel)
- BBJ Pro Bono Lawyers Provide Access to Justice and Prevent Torture of Burundi's Most Vulnerable
Burundi Bridges to Justice (Burundi)
- Inua Mama Fua
Dhobi Women Network (Kenya)
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:
WJP thanks all of its Challenge sponsors and partners.