The World Justice Project (WJP) has announced that the World Justice Challenge competition designed to incubate practical, on-the-ground programmes that advance the rule of law, is now open to receive entries.
The winning programmes will be supported by a modest seed grant typically between $15,000 and $25,000; connections to others in the WJP’s global network; and increased visibility through media and communications support from WJP.
The World Justice Challenge is open to all individuals, organizations, and entities from any country. The competition was launched on November 5, 2013 and will close on January 15, 2014. Approximately 10 grantees will be selected by a Selection Panel using the criteria listed in the application.
Since its founding, the WJP has provided over $1,000,000 in financial, communications, and network support to initiatives on five continents, from improving food security in Haiti to access to health care in Cameroon to tackling corruption in India. These initiatives are led by artists, engineers, athletes, and business leaders who show the diversity of approaches to strengthen the rule of law around the world. The WJP believes that everyone is a stakeholder in the rule of law and that a multidisciplinary approach is essential to creating long-lasting change.
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