Kigali- June17th 2013- Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC) has for the first time organized a six-day programme of comprehensive training for selected participants on commercial Mediation at Lemigo Hotel from 17th-23rd June 2013.
Ms. Bernadette Uwicyeza, the KIAC Secretary General, said \”the training is in line with KIAC’s commitment to promote a culture of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in Rwanda and the region. The training will not only increase the capacity and knowledge of the 24 participants but also encourage and develop mediation as another cost-effective dispute resolution mechanism.
KIAC contracted the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) from UK; a widely recognized institution in commercial mediator training and accreditation. The course content includes the Process and Skills for Effective Mediation, dynamics of negotiation, techniques and ethics of mediation, and mediation in commercial disputes. The training will also review mediation case studies and dispute resolution methods worldwide, particularly alternatives to litigation and arbitration in comparison to negotiation, arbitration and conciliation.
Upon successful completion of the training, the participants will be assessed to be accredited as CEDR Accredited Mediator, a level that is internationally recognized as a standard of excellence. After this accreditation, KIAC will have its first pool of Mediators, who will contribute to effective commercial dispute resolution using mediation among the business community.
It will be attended by professionals including lawyers, University lecturers, engineers, architects, Bankers, procurement specialists and many others.
The training is funded by Investment Climate Facility for Africa under the Alternative Dispute Resolution Project in KIAC.
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