Africa Legal Support Facility

The Africa Legal Support Facility and the East Africa Law Society have entered into an agreement for the implementation of an African wide capacity building program known a’The ALSF Academy’. The Program will focus on select ‘Key Sectors’ including mining, oil and gas, power, infrastructure, and PPPs (transport, other non-power infrastructure, and services), Sovereign Debt (bond issuances, currency risk hedging, and creditor litigation). The tailored training program will target not only legal practice professionals but also government officials, key sector professionals, academics and members of the civil society. Completion of the program will lead to certification and accreditation!

Overview of the Program

The Africa Legal Support Facility Academy offers a distinct training program for each key sector consisting of a combination of national and regional workshops as well as e-training (together referred to as ‘Courses’). The e-training is available under the Africa Legal Support Facility Academy Capacity Building Portal. Each course will be accredited under the Africa Legal Support Facility Academy Accreditation Process and will provide participants with a number of credits upon completion.
Each training program is divided into three stages: Introductory, Intermediary, and Advanced Levels.

Certification and accreditation:

A certificate will be issued upon completion of each stage based on assessment criteria above.
Note: Governments requesting training for their negotiation teams may also be invited to register their officials for the three level certification program for the key sectors they are interested in.

Key partners:

1. African Development Bank (AfDB)
2. African Business Law Firms Association (ABFLA)
3. African Institute of International Law (AIIL)
4. The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
5. Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADCLA)
6. International Centre in Africa for Francophone Lawyers