Overview

Gawati is our abbreviation for "Gawo Hati", which is Kiswahili for sharing documents.

It is a digital document library providing a web based interface and developed as an open source project.

Initiated by the African Innovation Foundation, the Gawati project hosts a large body of legal documents collected by the African Law Library. The aim is to enhance the legal environment of business in Africa by bringing legal information into one publicly available repository.

Through its user friendly design and features, Gawati is tailored to be highly accessible to diverse users, efficient for editors and comprehensive for owners.

Gawati users can verify the authenticity of legal documents found in the library through digital signature issuing entities applied to documents while its innovative structure allows different entities to manage and synchronise their own library of documents either in parts or as a whole.