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Stakeholders to deliberate on enhancing commercial legal practice in Africa

Event location: 
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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 experts are expected to explore and share ideas about the ALSF’s strategic role within the framework of its mandate to achieve sustainable legal capacity. In convening this inaugural two-day stakeholder meeting, the ALSF seeks to learn and apply strategic foresight for the development of key priorities in its upcoming second Medium-Term Strategy for 2018–2022, that responds to the needs of the Regional Member Countries of the AfDB.

The key stakeholders at the meeting will include ALSF partners namely, the African Development Bank, UK-Department for International Development, Canada, Netherlands, USAID, the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA), KfW, and the World Bank.

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