ADR Daily, Ghana’s foremost media organisation focusing on promoting Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR), has launched its second mediation expedition dubbed, “The Canopy Walk Mediation Expedition.”
The two-day expedition, which would be held at the Bunso Eco Park in the Eastern region from December 18 to 19, 2020, is aimed at enhancing public awareness about the benefits of ADR mechanisms for the amicable resolution of disputes across all sectors.
The expedition, which is being organised in collaboration with the Gamey & Co. ADR Centre, has the theme, “Consolidating the ropes of ADR in Ghana.”
Various activities such as mediation role play exercises, lectures on modern trends in ADR practice, dispute resolution clause drafting exercises, would characterise the event, which would be attended by mediators, arbitrators, lawyers, business managers, HR practitioners, union leaders, security personnel, traditional leaders, and law and ADR students, and other professionals.
In addition, ADR practitioners would use their experience on the 250 meter canopy walkway to enhance their skills for impartiality in ADR practice.
Launching the event in Accra, Mrs Lizzy-Ann Kwagbedzi, Business Manager of ADR Daily, noted that this year’s edition is building on the success of the maiden expedition to mount Afadjato last year, which provided many benefits for the ADR industry.
“The 2020 edition is more unique in the sense that the two day duration provides more time for moot mediation sessions and other learning exercises,” she said.
Mrs Kwagbedzi explained that the event has been designed in a way to offer maximum benefits to participants, adding that while participating ADR practitioners and students would be exposed to advanced skills for conducting mediation sessions, non-ADR professionals would learn how to adopt ADR mechanisms to resolve disputes in their various fields.
As a corporate social responsibility intervention, she said ADR Daily remained committed in using the annual expedition to create more awareness about ADR mechanisms in Ghana, and called for partnership and support from other corporate organisations.
By Edmund Mingle / www.adrdaily.com