Future Proofing the legal profession in East Africa

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is an organization dedicated solely to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries. The Facility has supported over 35 African countries in negotiating major commercial agreements in the areas of natural resources, infrastructure projects and commercial debt issues. In addition, the ALSF has extended capacity building programmes to African lawyers and experts in the same areas. (See examples on our website –

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Announcing the launch of ALSF Academy

The African Legal Support Facility is an International public organization dedicated to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries in matters pertaining to creditor litigation and complex commercial transactions. The ALSF was established “to provide technical legal assistance to African countries to strengthen their legal expertise and negotiating capacity” and to “strengthen legal capacity building process in African countries.” The ALSF since its inception in 2010 has funded and initiated several advisory services, vulture fund litigation, capacity building initiatives and knowledge management products. It has been noted over time that there is increasing need for enhancement of negotiation skills for complex commercial transactions and increased involvement of African lawyers in such negotiations.

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Infrastructure governance takes centre stage as African governments, AfDB, ALSF and development partners gather in Cape Town

Representatives of African governments, the global private sector, and international institutions, including the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and African Development Bank (AfDB), are meeting in Cape Town this week to participate in the region’s First Roundtable on the Governance of Infrastructure, hosted by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). The topic takes center stage as consensus develops globally that a major factor hindering infrastructure implementation is a lack of good governance.

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People, Planet, and Progress in the SDG Era: ALSF delivers “Enhancing Evaluation Use” Workshop at National Evaluation Capacities Conference

As international institutions mobilize to meet the ambitious milestones of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS remind us of the need to conduct systematic reviews of development activities to ensure their efficacy.

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ALSF promotes link between arbitration and economic growth at the East Africa International Arbitration Conference

The connections between international arbitration and economic growth in African was the subject of the recent East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC), held in Kigali, Rwanda. The 28-29 September conference gathered more than 300 arbitration practitioners, users, and government representatives who engaged in productive discussions on how international arbitration can be deployed to promote growth on the continent.  As a strategic partner to the event, African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) staff actively participated in the deliberations.

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Individual Consultant for Translation (Short-Term)


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ALSF Management Board welcomes its two newest members, Bruce Montador and Rafique Mahomed

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.

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With ALSF support, Rwanda lays foundation stone of Bugesera International Airport

On the 9th of August, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame laid the foundation stone of the country’s newest transportation hub, the Bugesera International Airport.

“I am pleased to join you today to break ground for this important national project. We are as determined as you are to see this airport completed and operational,” the newly re-elected president said shortly after laying a foundation stone

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Placing women at the center of African legal capacity-building

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) staff recently attended the first Women Advancing Africa Forum (WAA), a new flagship conference on  women’s contributions to Africa’s development, its founders and organizers at the Graca Machel Trust reported. 

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ALSF weighs in on Uganda’s oil refinery project

In late July, Uganda chose a consortium, including General Electric Co., to build and operate a crude oil refinery, which will eventually process oil from fields being developed by Total SA and Tullow Oil Plc.

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