Sub-Saharan Africa

January 20, 2015 - January 21, 2015

West Africa: PPA Handbook Launch and Workshop

On January 20-21, 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria, CLDP held the first in a series of programs to launch the handbook - Understanding Power Purchase Agreements. The handbook which was drafted in early November 2014 (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility); is intended to provide an overview of PPAs and the obligations, risks and remedies that are found within them.

November 3, 2014 - November 7, 2014

Understanding Power Purchase Agreements

In early November 2014, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of international experts to draft and publish a handbook on Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The handbook is intended to provide an overview of PPAs and the obligations, risks and remedies that are found within them.  The group of experts, all whom contributed their time on a pro-bono basis, included contributors from governments, development banks, private banks and leading international law firms.

July 15, 2014 - July 17, 2014

Refining PPA Annotations: A Power Africa Workshop (Tanzania)

In the context of the President's Power Africa Initiative, CLDP is coordinating the development of annotated core agreements for power generation projects within Power Africa countries. These annotated agreements, along with pro bono energy law expertise, will be used as negotiation and capacity development tools for Power Africa governments and other stakeholders with the goal of reducing the development time cycle for power projects in Africa.

June 24, 2014 - June 26, 2014

Refining the Annotation of Africa Power Purchase Agreements: A Regional Stakeholders Workshop

CLDP working in concert with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), held a regional workshop Abuja, Nigeria June 24-26, 2014 for utilities, transmitters, distributors and regulators.

June 18, 2014 - June 19, 2014

CLDP Holds Workshop on the Prevention of Counterfeit and Illegal Agro-Inputs

CLDP hosted a Workshop on the Prevention of  Counterfeit and Illegal Agro-Inputs in Bamako, Mali on June 17-18, 2014.

March 26, 2014 - March 28, 2014

Workshop on the Annotation of Power Purchase Agreements for Power Africa

In the context of the President’s Power Africa Initiative, CLDP is working with a variety of partners, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) and international law firms to develop a library of annotated agreements that form the core of power project transactions.

January 13, 2014 - January 17, 2014

CLDP Conducts Assessment of Commercial Law Capacity-Building Needs in Mali

From January 13-17, CLDP was in Bamako, Mali to conduct an assessment of the commercial law capacity building needs of the Government of Mali. During the assessment, conducted in coordination with the USAID Mission in Bamako, CLDP met with officials from the Ministries of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, and public procurement authorities as well as the Malian Bar and the National Magistrate School. The assessment is part of the USAID-funded Feed the Future program and will guide future CLDP programming in the country.

August 9, 2013 - August 13, 2013

The Rise of Africa’s Digital Economy at the 2013 AGOA Forum

As part of the 2013 U.S. Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum, held August 9-13 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, CLDP partnered with the US State Department to develop and conduct a panel focused on Entrepreneurship and Technology.

May 6, 2013

CLDP facilitates Africa IP Group meeting at INTA 2013

CLDP facilitated the organization of the AIPG meeting on May 6th at INTA 2013 for about 50 participants in Dallas, TX to support the continued growth and capacity building of AIPG in its goal to promote the economic benefits of the practical protection and utilization of IP in Africa.

March 19, 2013 - March 21, 2013

Regional Workshop on the Practical Approaches to IP Utilization and Protection in Africa

About 170 East, West, and Southern African IP officials, IP practitioners, IP stakeholders, and private sector, from 19 Anglophone and Francophone African countries gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania March 19-21, 2013 to discuss and learn about the practical approaches, successes, challenges and future strategies to the protection and utilization of IP as a facilitator of innvation, entrepreneurship, trade and investment.