REAL Participating Institutions

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
This federal organization, created in 1961, has played a major role in helping countries build stronger democracies and create better lives for their citizens while helping further America’s foreign policy interests.
USAID is an independent government agency falling under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of State. According to its website, USAID “supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth; agriculture and trade; global health; and democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.”
USAID is headquartered in Washington, D.C., but it works in regions around the world. Partnering with private organizations, businesses, and other governments, USAID has built a strong network of support to help advance its goals and mission.
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The Republic of Rwanda Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD)
Rwanda’s first center for the development of law, the National Institute of Legal Practice and Development, was launched In May 2008.
When it was established, the Rwandan Government decided that ILPD’s mission should be to train all lawyers with a priority for those who were already practicing and recent university graduates. As a result of this decision, the ILPD student population encompasses all of the principal functions across the justice sector – judge, prosecutor and advocate – and consequently varies widely in age and experience.
ILPD serves as a national and international center of reference for 1) practical legal training, and 2) research and development of law. TLI began working with ILPD in 2011 through the REAL Initiative, and it is proud to continue its partnership in helping to build the Rwandan judiciary and legal force.
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