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ODR4AFRICA delivered a training to the Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse on ODR – specifically tailored for mediators using ZOOM as the medium to deliver to over 35 participants running a period of 6hrs combined with practical training the usage of breakout rooms for purposes of conducting caucuses virtually during an online mediation. 

For inquiries on how to book a training session please email: odr4africa@iresolve.co.tz

The webinar on a ‘Pathway to a good ODR Expert” organized by the Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CIAdr) – https://ciadr.org.uk –  was well attended by over 6600+live view and with over 1200 post recording viewings. 

 

 

Our Mission

” ODR4AFRICA initiative aims at performing activities to increase the use and application of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) on the African content”

Objectives

  • The use of technology to expand access to justice
  • Promote the development and widespread deployment of the identified components of the technology vision of the URT, including supporting Mobile Courts initiative
  • Recognizes the vital work of community-based e-mediation programs and their positive impact on the communities.
  • Use online dispute resolution methods to build consensus among unlikely partners to solve environmental and social challenges
  • Respond to the needs of communities when developing these programs, also directly engaging with the state where appropriate

Activities

  • Training, Capacity Building & Support (including webinars and podcasts)
  • Sensitization /Awareness Programs
  • Research & Development - Conduct relevant research/information gathering
  • Community Based Dispute Resolution Programs
  • Interactive Resources and Remote Assistance (web-based delivery of legal services)
  • Build a pilot in conjunction with platform host/ODR provider via outreach to regional arbitration/mediation centers to determine possible partners for hosting ODR platform
  • Leverage private sector and academic community support
  • Continue to promote harmonisation of the relevant laws for ODR using existing international instruments
  • Cross-EAC collaboration
Africa Asia Mediation Conference 22 August 2020

Past Events 2019

The ODR4AFRICA Webinar Series, Season 1, Episode 1 is accessible from  October 2019 to end of November 2019.  Click here to listen to the Seminar Recording

Africa Arbitration Academy Protocol on Virtual Hearings in Africa April 2020

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