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Palestinian Startup Oqoodi Wins First Place at Tech the Justice Gap

The company secures a prize of EUR 20,000 ($21,740).

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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‘Tech the Justice Gap’ Forum concluded its activities in Tunis, with final winners announced including Oqoodi, the first winner from Palestine, which secured a EUR 20,000 ($21,740) prize.

Organized by the Hague Institute for Legal Innovation (HiiLL) the forum aims to tackle justice gaps through technological advancements. 

Awabah from Nigeria secured the second-place position, receiving a financial award of EUR 10,000 ($10,870), while NaTakallam from Lebanon claimed the third-place prize of EUR 5,000 ($5,435). Additionally, the Audience Award went to ToNote from Nigeria.

The event gathered a diverse audience of techies, including representatives from the private and public sectors, investors, and participants both on-site and online, dedicated to improving justice accessibility for citizens.

A Demo Day at the forum featured pitches from seventeen startups from Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, and Tunisia.

These startups, which are a part of HiiL's 2023 Justice Accelerator program, competed for the Innovating Justice Award. A distinguished jury from the MENA region, West Africa, and East Africa selected the winners.

HiiL, founded in 2005, has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, and Tunis.

HiiL's Justice Accelerator program gives training and seed money to a group of startups every year that are committed to solving pressing justice issues via innovative tech solutions. 

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