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Agami announces an initiative to build a platform for innovators and changemakers in partnership with NITI Aayog and others

Agami, an initiative that creates opportunities to radically reshape systems of law and justice by supporting innovation, is inviting applications for the second edition of the Agami prize. 
The Agami Prize celebrates ideas that are transforming the field of law and justice. The Agami Prize is known for the strong network of innovators it has built in the field of law and justice. As a part of this network, winners are recognised as key allies of the movement to transform this field and can access critical connections and common resources within this community of inspiring peers.
The biennial Prize, conceived and first held in 2018, serves to support and catalyse such ideas in 3 categories – Industry, Citizenship and Idea. Partners to the Prize include highly regarded individuals and institutions in social innovation, business, philanthropy and policy. This includes having partners who can expand the range of those opportunities. However, none of the Prize 2020 partners (NITI Ayog, ORF and Dasra) contribute in a fiscal capacity to the Prize purse, or to Agami.
The Industry Prize is awarded to a proven idea that serves justice through the evolution of the legal industry. The Shamnad Basheer Citizenship Prize is named after an inspiring changemaker, Professor Shamnad Basheer, founder of IDIA and Spicy IP, Infosys Prize Winner and Agami Prize 2018 finalist. 
This prize is awarded to a proven idea that serves justice by empowering citizens to access justice. The Idea Prize is awarded to an early-stage idea with the potential to serve justice, either through the evolution of the legal industry or in how it empowers citizens to access justice. A special call out to apply to young innovators and professionals, as also students starting out on their change-making journeys to apply for the Idea Prize!  
Speaking about the idea of introducing the Agami prize, Sachin Malhan, Co-Founder, Agami said “We’ve long felt that the law and justice sector in India needed a whole new story. A story that can inspire and enlighten everyone to walk the pathways of change. The essence of the Agami Prize is telling this new story. By shining a light on powerful ideas to transform the legal industry, law and justice we want to inspire millions of others to see the sector as amenable to change and most definitely worthy of their greatest creative energies. For the winners, while the prize money is certainly valuable, it’s more about the access to influencers, to mentors, and to opportunities to collaborate at a high level and make sectoral and policy changes that are just not possible individually. What is arguably most precious is that every Prize brings innovators into a remarkable community of peers that share their vision, values and energy.”

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