The functions of the ARIPO Academy include the following:

  1. To promote the understanding and development of the Intellectual Property system in the member states and Africa as a whole;
  2. To train intellectual property experts and promote the development of human resources in the field of Intellectual Property;
  3. To develop Intellectual Property training curricula and modules;
  4. To conduct research and make available information on Intellectual Property for the general public; and
  5. To foster partnerships and cooperation with other intellectual property institutions worldwide