Non-profit organisations & development partners are vital in responding to poverty and related suffering, and in Africa play a leading role in providing healthcare and education.

Africa’s non-profit sector continues to grow rapidly. Alongside their development partners they play an important role in promoting economic growth and improving communities, but accountability remains a cause for concern. Managing complex operations across multiple countries, delivering projects funded by large institutional donors is fraught with difficulty and organisations need a legal advisor that can support the drive for legitimacy and transparency in operations and management.

ALN advises non-profit organisations and development partners, entities that can adopt different forms of registration, including societies, foundations, trusts, national and international NGOs, and companies limited by guarantee. We provide support before, during and after an adverse event, through a range of well-integrated services covering risk, forensic, compliance, legal, due diligence, corporate intelligence, and serious incident and crisis management. Our sector specialists and expert lawyers combine global and regional perspectives with local insight to help clients navigate new territories, manage new challenges, and capitalise on future opportunities.

Representative transactions include advising:

  1. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

    In connection with investigations under a two-year framework agreement starting in 2020.

  2. Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

    A non-governmental organisation which promotes democratic governance-promoting organisation, in connection with setting up operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan.

  3. A US-based NGO

    In connection with investigations involving one of its local entity’s compliance to donor requirements with regards to funding and allegations of sexual harassment by staff members.

  4. A UK-based NGO

    In connection with investigations on operations at its East African offices with a focus on suspected irregular transactions involving local management.

  1. The Rockefeller Foundation

    in connection with the provision of U.S. Dollar convertible loan facilities to Kenyan and Ugandan borrowers.

  2. An international non-profit organisation

    In connection with an investigation into reported claims of corruption, harassment, and mismanagement at one of its local member associations that provides healthcare services.

  3. International NGO

    In connection with an investigation in relation to a suspected violations of the organisation’s procurement policy and suspected irregular transactions.