The University of Virgin Islands (UVI) in USA and Gamey and Gamey Group, the leading ADR and labour consulting firm in Ghana, have expressed their commitment to enhance their partnership towards expanding the frontiers of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) training and services in the sub-region.
According to the two organisations, their partnership would ensure quality professional ADR training and skills development for practitioners to build the needed human resources base to feed the expanding ADR industry in Africa.
Dr Haldane Davies, Vice President of UVI, who is in Ghana, and Mr. Austin Gamey, Chief Executive Officer of Gamey and Gamey Group, gave the commitment of their respective organisations to their partnership, at a meeting in Accra today.
Dr Davies, who is responsible for Business Development and Innovation, is on a week- long visit to Ghana to explore further partnership opportunities with Gamey and Gamey and other key stakeholder organisations human resource capacity building for ADR and the public service.
In addition, his visit is a follow-up to a recent partnership agreement the two organisations signed to promote ADR development as well as the introduction of Certified Public Manager (CPM) training programme for public sector officials.
UVI and Gamey and Gamey Group (GGG) recently signed an MOU to establish UVI-PULSE AFRICA which is meant to strengthen the practice of mediation and assist regional organisations and mediators to build their capacity by developing practical tools, training and other materials.
UVI-PULSE AFRICA will also run courses such as the Certified Public Manager Programme (CPM) for senior officers in the Public Service to promote professionalism, excellence and quality principles in Public Sector
It will also create a platform for an exchange programme for the Group’s students to undertake advanced courses in the university.
Welcoming Dr Davies to Ghana, Mr Gamey lauded the value the university attached to their collaboration, saying the partnership remains vital for the growth of the ADR industry and the public sector productivity in Ghana and Africa.
He expressed optimism about the progress of ADR in Africa, saying more countries continue to fully embrace the concept.
Dr Davies, for his part, commended Gamey and Gamey Group for its immense contribution and commitment to the development of ADR industry through quality training and services.
As part visit, he is expected to meet heads of key stakeholder institutions including the State Enterprises Commission, Public Services Commission and the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
By Edmund Mingle/adrdaily.com