The inaugural Africa Law Tech Festival took off in Nairobi this week, with Lexware Inc. Co-founder Simba Mubvuma joining the festival to speak on justice innovation on the African continent. Organised by Kenyan lawyer Linda Bonyo and her team at Lawyers Hub in Nairobi, the festival brought together many thought leaders on legal tech, tech policy and justice innovation from all over Africa.
Speaking at the opening of the inaugural festival, Simba Mubvuma inspired participants with the story of Lexware Inc., showcasing how a humble startup founded at the University of Zimbabwe is growing into a powerhouse on the continent. Simba also joined a panel on legal innovation together with Gerald Abila of Barefoot Law, Uganda. The panel focused on trends in justice innovation in Africa.
The festival also included a justice hackathon, where Simba Mubvuma mentored various teams that took part in the program. The teams presented innovations in justice finance, public sector case management platforms and many other interesting innovations.
The Africa Law Tech Festival was made possible by various stakeholders, including the Omidyar Network and the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL). The festival is set to come to life again in 2021, with more speakers and more participants.