The facilitators and the participants
The facilitators and the participants
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The 2019 annual Professional Mediation Training by the Marian Conflict Resolution Centre (MCRC) of Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG), has ended in Sunyani with a call on Ghanaians to resort to mediation to resolve disputes.

The weeklong training programme equipped more than 50 participants with professional skills for mediation practice.

The mediation training in session
The mediation training in session

Organised in collaboration with the Catholic Diocese of Sunyani and the Giving to Ghana Foundation in the United States, the training is in line MCRC’s objective of promoting skills development for practitioners in the Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) industry in Ghana.

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This year’s training was patronized by a cross section of professionals including legal practitioners, teachers, union leaders, the clergy, human resource managers, law students, civil society leaders, as well as traditional leaders, among others.

Speakers at the graduation ceremony urged the participants to utilise the skills acquired to practice as professional mediators.

The Vice Chancelor addressing the participants
Professor Obeng Ofori, Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University

Professor Obeng Ofori, Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University, encouraged Ghanaians to adopt mediation as a priority in conflict resolution because of its immense contribution to peace building.

Mrs. Vida Korang, Executive Director of the Centre, stressed the importance of the training programme for the country’s ADR industry, adding that the Centre was committed towards assisting practitioners to enhance their knowledge.

Mrs Vida Korang engaging the participants
Mrs Vida Korang engaging the participants

The Centre, she said has training hundreds of practitioners, indicating that more features would be added to the training so as to address emerging needs in the industry.

By ADR Daily Newsdesk

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