THE African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the Institute for Public Private Partnership (IP3) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation related to capacity building services offered in African countries.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, ALSF director Stephen Karangizi said the partnership would help design and deliver targeted training interventions on the ground to address country specific capacity gaps in the area of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
Mr Karangizi said the PPPs would be identified in conjunction with African Governments.
Meanwhile, IP3 executive director David Baxter said his organisation looked forward to collaborating closely with the ALSF in building the capacity of African governments especially their attempts to create legal frameworks.
“We look forward to collaborating closely with the ALSF in building the capacity of African governments especially their attempts to create legal frameworks and enabling environments that will create a climate that is conducive to investment in social and infrastructure PPP projects,” he said.
IP3 is a leading PPP advisory services and capacity building provider.
Cooperation between the ALSF and IP3 would facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information exchange on matters concerning legal skills needed for African countries to enhance their capacity in international transactions with international investors.
Both institutions would, through the partnership, also develop joint programs and activities, such as capacity building initiatives intended to promote and strengthen legal, technical and financial expertise within African countries.
Together, the ALSF and IP3 bring essential expertise to provide legal advice in contract negotiations in a variety of sectors.
This valuable technical experience would be shared between both institutions which are jointly committed to undertaking new initiatives.