As a result, the Institute signed memoranda of understanding to establish cooperation with the African Union Commission, the African Legal Support Facility, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights and Global Dialogue, the Development and Rule of Law Programme, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa – African Institute of Economic Development. It is to be noted that the memoranda of understanding have been utilized to create cooperation with some of the entities to conduct training programmes with the Institute.


Not having a secure and stable source of funding for its educational and training activities, nor a financial endowment, the Institute embarked immediately on an intensive quest for cooperation, partnership and funding particularly project funding for its planned training activities. In this context, it contacted African institutions such as the AU Commission, the African Development Bank, the African Capacity Building Foundation, the African Legal Support Facility, as well as several African Governments, and some Asian and European Governments, and their development cooperation institutions.