The ALN Academy seeks to provide unique legal training and expert exchange opportunities on the continent of Africa, blending technical and practical rigour, tempered with a degree of social consciousness that promotes smart action. The ALN Academy is set up as a separate body corporate with sustainability and social enterprise being core to its overall functions. With ALN’s growing reach, expertise and reputation as the leading network of independent top tier African law firms, we believe that the ALN Academy will play an influential role in enhancing the rule of law in Africa. Pan-African We believe that the ALN Academy is a confident, modern expression, Pan-African in outlook and approach that focuses on producing legal service excellence that is fit to take on the realities of twenty first century transformation and development. The claim is indeed a bold one; however, it is one that is in motion and is an exponent of a new story, formed and narrated from within the continent. The ALN Academy is determined to play a central role in shaping this new narrative. Network With ALN’s growing reach, expertise and reputation as the leading alliance of independent top tier African law firms, we believe that the ALN Academy will play an influential role in enhancing the rule of law in Africa. By scaling up ALN’s capacity building efforts, the ALN Academy can ultimately help to underpin good governance and sustain real growth and development across Africa. This is ALN’s way of giving back to society with a purpose. Collaboration Far from being inward looking, ALN Academy's development and deployment of training methods, collaboration with external entities and facilitators, use of technology, will always involve the very best, wherever they come from. The understanding, however, must be that nations of Africa require bespoke, culturally relevant, yet internationally connected, frames of reference that inform the flow and circulation of knowledge across the continent.