Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) fishing represents US$ 1.2 billion loss in revenue for West African countries alone. Some of this loss is due to inadequate governance in the sector. There is a growing awareness among African countries and regional bodies dedicated to maritime economy, of the need to strengthen capacity in this sector and empower government ministries for negotiations
To assist the government of São Tomé & Príncipe, a lower middle-income island with a fragile economy, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) organized a training to raise awareness and enhance capacity of Santomean lawyers in matters pertaining to sovereign debt and creditor litigation.
Paris, France, 4 May 2018 — Each year, members and supporters of African Business Law Firms Association (ABLFA) gather at the organization’s annual conference to explore and devise solutions to the emerging challenges preventing or limiting investments in the African region. As a sponsor of this year’s ABLFA Conference which took place in Paris, France on 3-4 May, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) shared lessons and best practices developed during project implementation.
Entebbe, Uganda, April 11, 2018 — With the support of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Government of Uganda has successfully signed an agreement with a consortium of American and Italian firms to finance and construct a US $4-billion refinery in the country’s Hoima district. The project will be a joint venture with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), a limited liability oil company owned by the Government of Uganda.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has launched a suite of capacity-building workshops which aim to strengthen the capacity of Nigerian Government officials in the area of public-private partnerships, particularly as they relate to infrastructure development.
Cape Town, South Africa, 6 February 2018 — With the aim of focusing the industry’s attention on gender diversity, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Adam Smith International, and International Women in Mining (IWIM) are organizing a high-level event on the margins of the African Mining Indaba 2018.