Social Impact Project for Support With Legal Contract Reviews for Poket

How This Works

As part of the TRANSFORM Support Hub, you will learn how to advance your career while getting hands on experience on projects like this one.

Project Description and Impact

Poket ( is a customizable field data collection and surveying software for the international development sector. The solution empowers users in the field to self-report and crowdsource data in exchange for custom rewards and incentives. Poket enables self-reported and community-based data collection with real-time feedback loops, dashboards, maps and resources - even in offline settings. Poket’s tools can be used on any smartphone and for many different sectors. Some of these include climate-smart agriculture, global health, financial Inclusion, gender empowerment, disaster relief and more. Feel free to view this video showcasing a project we supported with BRAC/UNHCR in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Poket is based in Toronto, Canada, supported by MIT via their SOLVE Initiative, the University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University, are recipients of the Top 30 Under 30 Developer Award for Canada, and presented at the United Nations General Assembly + World Bank for their technology's innovative approach to research and data collection.

Over the past while, we have had a pro-bono legal partner assist us with our contract-related work under their social enterprise pro-bono program. Unfortunately, due to some staffing shortages, they've expressed challenges in being able to continue supporting us. So, we are hopeful for your support in filling this major gap on our team! 

Learning Opportunity

We are often going through the procurement teams of large international NGOs or researchers, who are often governed by 3rd party donors / foundations. This can be a unique opportunity for a law firm to sink their teeth into impact-driven work in the international development sector. It may also be an interesting experience working with procurement teams for large publicly-funded instiutions or foundation-funded NGOs. It can also provide the firm with interesting context into the legal + business challenges of software-based organizations / firms operating in the data collection industry. 


This project accepts virtual experteers.

About the Hosting Organization

Poket is a For-profit with social mission working on Computer Software, Environmental Services, Farming, Global Development, Non-Profit, Renewables & Environment.


In Partnership With

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