Understanding and implementing Investment treaties

Statement of need

The course provides an in-depth analysis of the implementation aspects of the investment treaties including the AfCFTA Investment Protocol. Investment, just like Trade in Services is an increasingly important part of the regional integration agenda. The ability to rationalize national interests in a negotiation context and further rationalize the implementation of the resulting outcomes for implementation purposes remains a singular source of concern confronting African countries in their Regional Economic Communities (RECs) regimes. In this regard, as African Countries draw towards implementation of the AfCFTA Investment Protocol, it is critical to build capacity of Public and Private sector, and Civil society stakeholders so that they become well-equipped with knowledge and expertise for implementation of the Protocol.

This course focuses on the different aspects of Investment Treaties as well as the Investment Protocol to facilitate the AfCFTA Partner States in the implementation of the Investment Protocol. The training will also enhance the knowledge of the Partner States on their understanding of legal and regulatory policy framework on investment at national and regional levels and take stock of the links between the proliferation of bilateral investment treaties, exiting investment protocols within the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to guide their positions on investment in AfCFTA. 

Course Objectives

  • Understand the Protocol on Investment under AfCFTA;
  • Demystify investment articles/provisions on investment treaties/protocols;
  • Enhance their knowledge of the investment provisions in investment agreements; and
  • Effectively implementation of the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment. 


  • The landscape of bilateral and regional investment treaties in Africa and overview of multilateral agreements
  • Overview & architecture of BITs
  • Modern investment provisions in Investment Treaties
  • Investment Facilitation
  • Provisions of the AfCFTA Investment Protocol
  • Potential opportunities and challenges from the protocol


Officials from Investment Promotion Agencies, Trade and Trade Related Ministries, Central Banks, Competition Authorities, Private Sector and Civil Society.

2 Weeks

a) Venue 1: Arusha, Tanzania
Date: 18 – 29 March 2024

b) Venue 2: Mombasa, Kenya
Date: 21 October – 01 November 2024

Course Fees



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    Mombasa, KenyaArusha