Current Partnerships

ILI-ACLE works with key bilateral and multilateral development partners, as well as local, regional and international institutions in implementing technical advisory services and conducting training programmes in a wide range of areas of critical importance to the development of the public and private sectors in Africa. Over the years, due to increasing recognition of the Institute’s relevance as a training institution and provider of technical assistance, ILI-ACLE has developed a wide-ranging and strong network of partnerships and relationships that have greatly enriched the various initiatives that are taking place on the African continent and beyond.

ILI-ACLE current partnerships are highlighted below:

dfcSince 2010, ILI-ACLE has been collaborating with the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) in designing and implementing training programmes for public sector and civil society projects supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida) across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Past participants at ILI-ACLE have included officers and staff from Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Founded in 1990, DFC is a self-governing institution which manages and implements the Danida supported Fellowship Programme in Denmark and supplies training in support of capacity development in Danida’s programmes and projects worldwide. It also administers research grants for development research. DFC has been increasingly branching out its capacity development support to take place in developing countries, including East and West Africa. With at least 80% of the fellows coming from Africa, DFC is implementing more than 1,000 fellowships annually and administrating research activities. Capacity development and south-south exchanges are among the top priorities.
More about ILI-ACLE’s DFC collaboration.

dgfSince September 2013, ILI-ACLE has been in partnership with the Ugandan Ministry of Local Government and the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) with the support of the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) for the implementation of an extensive initiative aimed at strengthening access to justice in Uganda through building the capacity of its most accessible court structures – local council courts (LCCs) – in 45 districts across the country. DGF is a development facility in Uganda bringing together the support of several countries – Austria, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Union – in the strengthening of democratization, human rights, access to justice and accountability in Uganda.
More about ILI-ACLE’s work with DGF

LexisNexisIn early 2015 LexisNexis became the proud research partner to the ILI-ACLE. Through the partnership the ILI-ACLE has been provided access to all the information currently available on LexisNexis proprietary online platforms which are the LexisLibrary for English and Commonwealth Law, the MyLexisNexis for African legal information and the Lexis Academic platform.

LexisNexis is a renowned leading global research tool providing knowledge-based solutions to professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic fields, with access to billions of searchable documents and records from over 45,000 legal, news and business sources. This innovative platform has been instrumental in keeping professionals abreast of reflections and developments across the globe.

Access to the above LexisNexis information is one of ILI-ACLE’s important references in the development, enriching and updating of its course content. ILI-ACLE participants attending programmes at its centre in Kampala, Uganda have free access to the valuable research and reference tool. The facility is also available to alumni and contacts on request and appointment.

More on LexisNexis®.

Case Western Reserve University

In 2013, ILI-ACLE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) to collaborate towards providing joint certificate and degree programmes on the African continent. Since then, ILI-ACLE has collaborated with CWRU School of Law in offering a four-month advanced professional certificate in International Commercial Law for judges and registrars of the Judiciary of Rwanda. Following joint scoping missions in East Africa, ILI-ACLE and the CWRU Weatherhead School of Management have initiated discussions on the development of a joint post-graduate programme that will effectively reflect international and regional experiences and best practices. An independent research institution, Case Western Reserve University’s history dates back to 1826. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, today the university has nine schools and colleges, and hosts students from 91 countries. It is a top-ranked university and a leading institution for academics and research. An ideal ILI-ACLE partner, CWRU places high value on active, creative and continuous learning, international engagement and the power of collaboration.

More on the Rwanda In-Service Training in International Commercial Law Training

Other Partnerships

  • Academy for Educational Development
  • African-American Institute
  • African Capacity Building Foundation
  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Austrian Development Cooperation
  • British Council
  • British Government, Department for International Development
  • CDS International
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Central African States Development Bank
  • Commission for Legal Empowerment of the Poor
  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Danish International Development Agency
  • Development Alternatives, Inc.
  • Development Associates
  • East African Community
  • Economic Community for West African States
  • European Community Fund for Technical Assistance
  • European Union
  • Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
  • Ford Foundation
  • German Foundation for International Development
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • Millennium Challenge Account
  • Norwegian Agency for International Development
  • Phelps Stokes Fund
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Saudi Fund for Development
  • Soros Foundation
  • Swedish International Development Authority
  • Tiri- Making Integrity Work
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • United States Information Service
  • World Bank/IBRD/IDA
  • World Bank Institute
  • World Learning