In keeping with its focus on energy security and development, the ALSF alongside the African Development Bank attended the 20th Africa Energy Forum (AEF), taking place from 19-22 June in La Morne, Mauritius.
According to a release copied to Newsghana.com.gh, every year the Africa Energy Forum strives to connect African government representatives in the power sector with private and public solution-providers. During this year’s meetings, the African Energy Forum presented an award to the ALSF for its impact in Africa.
“In his acceptance remarks, the Director, Stephen Karangizi thanked the Forum for recognizing the ALSF as an innovative tool that continues to impact energy development in Africa. He also paid tribute to the African Development Bank and African Finance Ministers for their foresight and in founding an African institution to strengthen the legal and technical capacities to negotiate fair deals and maximize African resources for sustainable development,” the release said.
It also said, he expressed his appreciation to the ALSF Board and Governing Council, financing and strategic partners and staff for their dedication and unwavering support to deliver on the ALSF mandate.
“The Facility looks forward to deepening its relationship with African Energy Forum and other strategic partners to sustainably develop Africa’s energy sector,” it said
The African Legal Support Facility is an international organization hosted by the African Development Bank Group. The Facility is dedicated to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries in their 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.
The African Development Bank Group is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It comprises three distinct entities: the African Development Bank), the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. On the ground in 44 African countries with an external office in Japan, the Bank contributes to the economic development and social progress of its 54 regional member states.