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Vote for C4DLab Shortlisted Innovation

Date and time: 
Mon, 2016-08-08 11:50

Mathew Egessa, Lead innovator of FAmaliA​ SMS Based application and Lead Events, Dissemination and Publications at Computing for Development Lab (C4DLab) engages Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, University of Nairobi at the University's Open Day held from May 26-28th 2016


With only a few days remaining for online voting, a team from Computing for Development Lab (C4DLab) can be among the shortlisted innovators to pitch their SMS based application, FAmaliA, that aims to transfer inherited property with ease.


The team requires supporters to vote for their innovation online for them to proceed to semi-finals.


If successfully selected, the FAmaliA team will pitch their innovation at the HiiL Innovating Justice Awards at the Peace Place, Hague, Netherlands, in December 2016


FAmaliA is an SMS based application that aims to monitor inheritance succession cases in the Kenyan Courts. It is among 22 innovations selected under the Family Justice Category, out of 400 applications from Africa and the Middle East.


Mr. Mathew Egessa, Lead innovator of FAmaliA​ and Lead Events, Dissemination and Publications at C4DLab confirms that the SMS based application reduces cost on time consumption and finances incurred during monitoring succession of inheritance property. This is because the mobile application empowers an interested party in a succession case to track the position of the case via SMS.


FAmaliA also sends an SMS notification in the event of cancellation of hearing dates in courts.

It also sends notification if there is a missed court session.


In addition FAmaliA sends SMS alerts to interested parties once a succession case is published in the Kenyan Gazette.


There are eight days remaining for voting. As at Monday 8th August 2016 1400hours (EAT), online votes for FAmaliA stood at 300, while the highest votes recorded, 1,646 were for Birth, Marriage, Death management system (BDS).


Voting will end on Monday 15th August 2016.


Among the categories available in the competition include SME Empowerment, Living Wage, Human Rights, Student Innovation and Family Justice.


Vote for FAmaliA Innovations by clicking on the link below. VOTING ends on 15th August, 2016




Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-08 11:50

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