Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2017 –The attendance of two African Ministers, an operations director of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and an expert on sustainable investments helped to ensure that the African Legal Support Facility’s (ALSF) high-level roundtable
A five-day training workshop on the negotiation of mining contracts commenced on December 13 in Lilongwe, Malawi. Convened by the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), in partnership with the International Senior Project Lawyers (ISLP) and the African Mining Development Centre (AMDC), the training is designed to equip government officials with the skills to negotiate mining agreements.
Africa’s power deficit is considered one of the biggest inhibitors to the Continent’s economic progress. Much effort is being made to accelerate access to power.
Stakeholders working in development and law met in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from November 21-22, 2016 to discuss the role of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) within the context of the broader development agenda; and, in particular the linkages between Africa’s development priorities and commercial legal practice.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the KfW Development Bank on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which provides modalities for cooperation between them, including a € 5-million KfW grant to support ALSF activities.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) will host its inaugural stakeholder meeting from November 21-22, 2016 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Thirty-five experts comprising of African legal professionals and eminent development practitioners will meet to reflect and deliberate on challenges facing the legal fraternity on the continent.
“The challenges many African governments face in negotiations are made worse by the interdependent nature of government systems which requires targeted skills in specified sectors complemented by better coordination when it comes to negotiating transactions for governments. Also, some governments are in a difficult position because they are stuck with poorly negotiated contracts. How should governments deal with agreements that have no spillover effects on investment? A negotiating strategy which provides a framework within which governments can look for common elements and models that can be used to their advantage is important.” stated Falou Samb, Special Advisor to the President Senegal on Trade and Investments in Senegal.
Somalia’s offshore potential oil and gas reserves has garnered the attention of many international oil companies. The potential of these reserves, if managed well, will provide consistent revenue streams that could catalyse the economic development of Somalia.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the Institute for Public Private Partnership (IP3) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation related to capacity building services offered in African countries.