The registration, which has attracted over 90 applications, is in response to a Call for enrolment onto the Roster of the Centre which was inaugurated last April.
The GCADR Centre has the prime aim of promoting the practice of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Ghana as well as offering quality ADR services to the citizenry.
In addition, the establishment of the Centre is to offer a platform for trained mediators and arbitrators to effectively practice.
The initial call, which will elapse on Saturday, June 30, attracted ADR practitioners across the country, who have specialty in varied fields.
According to Mr Saeed Musah-Khaleepha, acting Executive Director of the Centre, described the response rate as remarkable, adding that screening of the applications would begin after the end of the call.
In an interview with ADR Daily in Accra, he expressed optimism that the Centre would build a very responsive Roster that would meet the needs of clients
“Our Roster of lmpartials is structured to ensure parties have a diverse list to choose from and which meets their expectations for the resolution of their dispute,” he said.
He noted that after the initial screening, orientation workshop would be held for the prospective members of the Centre to adequately prepare them for practice.
Given the need to ensure high integrity and standards, he explained that a strict screening process would be conducted to secure a roster of top quality and integrity.
“We want to provide the opportunity for hundreds of trained ADR professionals who are not practising to do so, and importantly, offer individuals and the business community a bouquet of more responsive dispute resolution mechanisms to choose from outside of the traditional court system,” he added.
The Centre expects to secure a host of trained and qualified mediators and practitioners on its Main and Alternate Roster to offer the best of services.
While experienced mediators and arbitrators, as well as retired judges, would be appointed on the main roster, ADR practitioners with minimal experience would be hosted on the alternate roster.
The Centre’s mission is to “provide dispute resolution services that meet and satisfy the needs of parties using state-of-the-art methods and to promote both-gain solutions to parties in dispute,” while its vision is “to become the preferred dispute resolution service provider for businesses, government and governmental agencies, civil society, individuals and other groups that desire a resolution of their disputes.”
By Edmund Mingle/adrdaily.com