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Justice Accelerator Program

Justice Accelerator Application

This website will connect you with the online application for Justice Accelerator for students from Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

About Justice Accelerator

The Justice Accelerator is a project of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, a component of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)'s Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration. It aims at promoting the rule of law through education, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The project will empower young creative minds in developing technology and social entrepreneurship skills to tackle issues related to crime, justice, the rule of law and sustainable development.

The Justice Accelerator project involves three phases. The first phase, the Justice Sprint, provides online training for approximately six hours per day. In Kyrgyzstan, this will take place from August 17-21 and in Armenia, from August 24-28.

During the second phase, the Justice Marathon, participants will implement projects in their communities in teams of no more than four. Projects will seek to provide technological solutions to problems associated with UNODC mandate areas (corruption, trafficking in persons, terrorism, organized crime, cybercrime, etc.) Participants will receive project coaching for up to two hours each week during this phase.

The Justice Globalizer, the third and final phase of the Justice Accelerator project, will include international travel for one team from each participating country in December 2020 (travels are subject to travel permissions that are highly dependent on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic on both the local and international levels). Participants will gather to discuss technology solutions to rule of law problems at an international level and to brainstorm ideas on the internationalization of their solutions.

Deadline to Apply

The application deadline is 07 Aug 2020 12:00 PM.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 16-18 by August 1, 2020;
  • Able to travel internationally in December, if chosen;
  • Living in either Armenia or Kyrgyzstan;
  • Proficient in spoken and written English; and
  • Familiar with coding.

More Information

For more information, see the Justice Accelerator website at: https://www.unodc.org/e4j/secondary/justice-accelerators.html.

Questions? Contact:

For applicants in Armenia: Hripsime Manukyan (hmanukyan@americancouncils.org)

For applicants in Kyrgyzstan: Aikanysh Sydykova (asydykova@americancouncils.org)

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