A training and research hub dedicated to training the next generation of researchers
Ensuring huma-digital regulation preparedness through conducting research via its labs relating to regulation and digitalization of emerging markets
Conducting training and workshops for legal practitioners and different actors across the justice sector.
Center for Law and Innovation is a training and research hub dedicated to training the next generation of researchers, upskill the already existing cohort of legal professionals and provide research-based solutions to Africa’s complex legal problems and digital disruptions.
The Center is affiliated to the Certa Foundation—a local organisation established and governed by the Laws of Rwanda.
The Center is affiliated to the Certa Foundation—a local organisation established and governed by the Laws of Rwanda. The centre comes at a critical moment when Rwanda and other emerging markets are working tirelessly to catch up on the 4th industrial revolution by embracing and investing heavily in digitalization of different life spheres such as the digital economy and E-governance—the centre is therefore coming in to help in ensuring huma-digital regulation preparedness.
It mainly conducts research through its labs relating to regulation and digitalization of emerging markets as well as conduct training and workshops for legal practitioners and different actors across the justice sector.
The centre is proudly the first one of its kind to host different legal events to discuss emerging legal challenges as well as provide awards to outstanding legal practitioners and justice actors—as well as positioning itself at the centre of consultations and conversations about law and digital governance on the African continent and as a hub for fellows and researchers from across the globe.
Through its labs the centre houses talented and well-trained lawyers and researchers in sectors such as International Trade and Investment Law, Tech law, and Environmental Law among others—working on various research projects, memos, white papers and on standby to provide bespoke needs-based legal advice to foreign investors, governments, intergovernmental and international organisations.
The centre was established in the beginning of May 2022 with a vision to become an Independent and Transformative Consulting Research Centre that produces critical legal minds and research-based solutions to Rwanda’s Legal Problems and Emerging Digital Challenges.
The Centre operates in a duo-method framework: Training and Research. Our training is conducted through the training wing which hosts various training projects. After the training, we invite trainees and external fellows to work in our specialised research labs as research fellows. Our research methods combine both qualitative and quantitative research. On top of that, the Centre holds events and activities such as engagements with field experts, policymakers, experienced legislators, business leaders and government officials through consultative forums, roundtable discussions, research colloquiums, workshops, and seminars