Advisory Services for the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF)
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) was founded by a request of African Ministers of Finance, aiming at more targeted legal assistance to the African countries in negotiating complex commercial agreements related to extractive resources and infrastructure sectors that have significant impact on natural resource management on the continent. The international organisation, that currently counts 52 member states, including four EU states and seven international organisations, is hosted by the African Development Bank. The overarching goal of the ALSF is to help maximize resources available for the economic development and social progress in its member countries.
ICON-INSTITUT supports the ALSF to improve its efficiency, effectiveness and financial sustainability. It is particularly important to adjust financial management and reporting, to achieve donor harmonisation by policy dialogues, and to implement net financial instruments, such as cost sharing models. Adding to these, the integration of environmental and social standards into the ALSF’s standard working processes is supported by ICON-INSTITUT. During special training, the ALSF staff becomes aware of how to consider and integrate important cross-cutting topics into their operations, for instance gender, human rights, domestic resource mobilisation, peacemaking and conflict prevention especially in fragile countries.
Aiming at strengthening the fundraising capabilities of ALSF, a greater awareness and organisation’s relevance, goals and programmes is needed among the donor community. ICON-INSTITUT hence supports the organisation by developing extensive communication campaigns, to systematically achieve more visibility in partner countries and in the eyes of (potential) donors.
14/05/2018 - 13/05/2020
Governance, Education and Social Development
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) / Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)