With various African countries introducing initiatives to enhance the ease of doing business due to an increase in Investment in Africa as well as amplified cross-border trade within the region, the need for cost effective and time efficient dispute resolution processes in Africa, Kenya included, is on the rise. NCIA held its 1st ADR National Conference in June 5th – 6th 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Centre invited participation from various stake holders who included the corporate sector, the diplomatic community, eminent practitioners in ADR, private international law, investment law and local professional bodies.
The conference dubbed “Dispute Resolution in Kenya – Moving from the Courtroom to the Boardroom” provided a platform to dialogue and root for why disputes settlement should move from the conventional courtroom to the efficient, effective and convenient boardroom. Participating in the 1st NCIA ADR National Conference allowed delegates to be associated with one of the most important events in Kenya’s legal and investment activities.
The Centre launched the China Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) Nairobi office which was officiated by the Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya Honorable Chief Justice David K. Maraga. A CEO Round Table held on 4th June, 2018 a day before the commencement of the conference and which was live broadcast on NTV, was an opportunity to share points of concern and convergence on ADR.