The African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or “Facility”) is a public international institution hosted by the African Development Bank (“AfDB”) Group. The Facility is dedicated to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries in the negotiation of complex commercial transactions, creditor litigation and other related sovereign transactions. The ALSF also develops and proposes innovative tools for capacity building and knowledge management. Membership to the ALSF is open to all sovereign nations and international organisations or institutions.
The goal of the Facility is to remove asymmetric technical capacities and level the field of legal expertise among parties to litigation and negotiations and has successfully launched operations and is currently executing projects in the following four strategic pillars:
- Litigation Support;
- Advisory Services;
- Capacity Building; and
- Knowledge Management.
In addition to the four strategic pillars listed above, the Facility also promotes cross-cutting policy issues including environmental awareness, gender mainstreaming, as well as participation of disabled, and compliance with good governance practices and standards, in all activities it supports.