The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF
) and KfW Development Bank have signed an agreement to extend a 4 million grant from the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW to the Facility.
Management Board is responsible for the efficient and effective conduct of all operations of the Facility, as well as the approval of its Budget and appointment of its Director.
The organizers of the NEC Conferencenamely, the Independent Evaluation Office of the UNDPgenerously invited the ALSF
to establish an exhibition stand in order to disseminate the Facilitys promotional products, and to generate greater awareness of the ALSFs
mission and mandate.
After bidding a fond farewell to its outgoing members, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF
) warmly welcomed two new additions to its Management Board Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador during a Board meeting held on Thursday, 13 July.
On Thursday, the ALSFs
Chief Legal Counsel, Amir Shaikh, moderated a high-level Regulators Roundtable, held during the Forum.
President Rajaonarimampianina, a former Vice President of the Governing Council of the ALSF
from 2011 to 2012, stated that the support from the ALSF
was welcome to negotiate contracts that will safeguard the interests of his country.
The training workshop is one of the many interventions undertaken under the ALSFs
capacity-building pillar, which seeks to strengthen and enhance the capacity of African government officials in complex contract negotiations in the infrastructure and extractives sector, and creditor litigation.
The Republic of Guinea has become the first African nation to make a voluntary financial contribution to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF
This resource is a follow-up to the well-received handbook Understanding Power Purchase Agreements and is aligned to the ALSFs
Knowledge Management strategic pillar that provides assistance relating to the development, collection, and management of products through multiple forums thus facilitating access to information for legal professionals and government officials of African countries.
Members of the Governing Council discussed the ALSFs
ongoing Mid-Term Review and called on Management to consider recommendations presented to ensure the process will enhance and aid planning for future strategic engagement and alignment.
For his part, ALSF
Director, Stephen Karangizi, thanked the Management Board members for sparing their time to provide and share expertise at a time when the demand for the ALSFs
services is increasing.
The Africa Legal Support Facility (ALSF
) welcomed the announcement from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of the release of US $22 million to support legal advisory and capacity building initiatives in fragile states under the African Development Fund window.