About Us

Welcome to The Foundation for Public Interest Law and Development

The Foundation for Public Interest Law and Development (FPIL&D) also known as (The Pro Bono Centre) is an organisation founded in 2019 by a group of passionate lawyers. The organization was created with the primary objective of ensuring that Africa is a society that works for all.

We use Legal Research, strategic litigation, advocacy, and legal empowerment to promote and advocate for issues of public interest law and sustainable development. We also raise informed citizens that will engage the government on laws and policies demanding accountability, good governance and development, and we help people in need of legal assistance by connecting them to volunteer lawyers willing to render pro bono legal services.

The Pro Bono Centre collaborates with relevant government authorities, non-governmental organizations and corporate bodies in the area of promoting a peaceful society, build effective and accountable institutions, democracy and inclusive governance and sustainable development.

"Over 3 Years of Accomplishments”

Facts about FPIL&D

FPIL&D conducts its public interest and development work through four major areas which are Research, Advocacy, Strategic Litigation and Pro Bono Services. These processes are undertaken with the utmost professionalism. Africa is a society that works for all.


We are driven by data. We conduct a detailed investigation, collect and analyse data on the most pressing needs of the people, its intersection with the society, law and development. Our interventions start with data. We believe understanding the issues is fundamental to a pragmatic redress.


We use data and technology to monitor the justice sector, demand social accountability and empower citizens with clear information on enabling laws and public services to promote accountability, fiscal probity, institutional integrity and reforms and active citizen participation. . We engage the government and public institutions on laws and policies using all advocacy tools and strategies.

Strategic Litigation

When necessary, we institute actions in Court of law and defend cases with the aim of creating broader changes in the society. By this approach we use the law to to achieve systemic change and fight injustice on a large scale. We use individual cases to bring about broader social change by challenging unfair or oppressive laws, policies and practice that are inimical to human rights, democracy and development.

Pro Bono Services

We provide legal assistance to the indigent and vulnerable by connecting them to volunteer lawyers willing to render pro bono legal services. We civil cases in such divorces, deceased estate disputes, child custody tenancy, labour matters etc. Our approach is to help people find solace in the justice sector by helping them resolve their most pressing justice problems. The aim is to provide access to justice to all who need it.

Meet Our Team