The Centre, or “APLC” – chaired by Ambassador Charles Stith, the former United States Ambassador to Tanzania – who conceived this organisation with the help of Boston University (USA) (“Boston University“), is deeply involved in African and more particularly sub-Saharan African affairs. In essence, APLC provides a platform for former African presidents to contribute towards the economic and educational upliftment of their countries – and the continent as a whole – after their terms in office have come to an end.
The APLC draws support from Boston University, although it acts on a global scale. It’s mission is to chronical and facilitate developmental growth in Africa. APLC works with 15 democratic African countries; Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
We recently had the unique opportunity of providing legal advice to the APLC and, as a result of our guidance and advice, were appointed as its honorary counsel.
During October 2017 the APLC held a summit on education in Johannesburg. Dignitaries from across the continent as well as young (and not so young!) dedicated entrepreneurs and representatives of BKI shared their visions and ideas of increasing access to education in Africa. During this summit we had the opportunity to rub shoulders and share views with many giants of the African continent including former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, former President Karl Offmann of Mauritius and former Prime Minister of Tanzania, Frederick Sumaye.
Education is key to facilitating economic growth and prosperity in emerging markets and BKI is proud to be a part of an international organisation that brings such valuable opportunities to so many. We look forward to facilitating future development together with the APLC in 2018 and beyond!
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