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The event is aimed at showcasing the “Justice Accelerators” Programme, launched in 2020 by the Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in partnership with American Councils for International Education (AC).
Building on the successful experiences achieved via many hackathon and STEM projects, the Justice Accelerators Programme, now in its pilot phase in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, is a 3.5-month programme that equips upper secondary students (16+) with the skills to become social tech entrepreneurs while solving issues related to the rule of law and sustainable development.
The Programme aims at stimulating youth to develop technology solutions to rule of law issues while incorporating an innovative, entrepreneurial and development-oriented mindset. In this innovative programme, students receive training from experts on technical skills, problem solving and social entrepreneurship, as well as on rule of law challenges. Students then develop their technology solutions, reaching out to their communities for testing and record results.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme underwent fundamental changes to deliver its results within restrictions imposed by health concerns. This event will also discuss the impact of the pandemic on some rule of law challenges, as well as how the Justice Accelerators adapted to the context.