As a culmination of Sauti Africa’s efforts to date, we held our ‘soft’ – or test – pilot launch of our platform this past week on the Kenya-Uganda border town of Busia!
For those unfamiliar with our work, we have developed a mobile-based trade and market information platform to help enable legal, safe and profitable trade across borders in the East African Community (EAC). Building on the results of months of preparation, our energetic team spent the week in Busia training 40 Kenyan and Uganda women cross-border traders.
Although we began with just 40 traders, since then we have seen […]Read more »
A joint proposal from Sauti and the Eastern African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI) has emerged best out of the 100 applications in the prestigious EAC-GIZ Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) competition to win a generous award that allows them to advance their pilot mobile program.
IIDEA is a joint initiative between GIZ and the East African Community (EAC) designed to promote people-centered and market-driven regional integration in East Africa. Established in 1999, the EAC is a regional economic community that includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. Headquartered in Arusha, […]Read more »
Sauti has been announced as one of ten winners in the highly competitive 2016 HiiL Justice Accelerator competition.
This comes after a rigorous selection process conducted by The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL), which saw over 450 applications from around the world compete for part of the €160,000 grant funding available.
After a four-month selection process to find the most promising justice entrepreneurs, Sauti was chosen based on the strength of their team, scope, uniqueness and the ability to expand access to justice through a scalable, sustainable and innovative platform.
Sauti, meaning voice in Swahili, is a mobile-based trade information and […]Read more »
Sauti has been selected to participate in the semi-final stage of the prestigious Hill Innovative Justice Accelerator award for the most promising justice innovation of the year 2016 between 15 and 29 September 2016! These events will highlight the semi-finalists for the 2016 SME Empowerment- and Family Justice Challenge.
Each year, the most promising justice entrepreneurs compete for the prestigious Innovating Justice Awards. The awards are granted to the entrepreneurs with the most promising innovations, as selected by an international expert jury during the Annual Innovating Justice Forum.
The Innovating Justice Forum is an international event that discusses and supports innovative ways […]Read more »