Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The 23-member Cohort-20 of the Professional Executive Master of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (PEM ADR) programme, made up of 23 people, have graduated with a charge to ensure sustainable peace at all levels to spur development.

ADR is critical to improving access to justice and ensuring peaceful resolution of business and societal disputes in Ghana and Africa.

Since it’s inception in 2003 the institute has trained 400 individuals to acquire skills in dispute prevention, early resolution of conflicts and interest-based negotiation.

It is a one-year programme jointly run by the Pulse Institute, the University of Virgin Island and the Gamey and Gamey ADR Institute, under the auspices of the Gamey and Gamey Group, a leading Labour, Human Resource and ADR Consulting Firm in Ghana.

Mr Austin A. Gamey, the Chief Executive Officer of Gamey and Gamey Group, at the graduation ceremony in Accra, said the Arbitration Course has been expanded to include domestic and international arbitration.

He said it would continue to conduct role-plays and simulation sessions to enable students to acquire hands on training.

The school, together with its partners, was holding discussions with the University of Professional Studies, Accra on how to introduce disciplines such as Business Development and Innovations, and Consultancy in the Public Sector to enhance economic growth in the territory of the Virgin Islands, the wider Caribbean and Africa.

He stated that Gamey and Gamey Group and partners were in talks with the National Accreditation Board to find the best ways to brand and position the ADR Programme to truly reflect its professional content and recognition locally.

Mr Thomas Siaw Anang, a World Bank Consultant, cautioned all and sundry, especially the Government, to be meticulous with issues relating to granting contracts by ensuring that experts were involved in the process to avoid judgment debts.

“If we are careful with how we manage our contract process as well as negotiate issues that arise because of execution some cost can be minimized.”

“Let’s get the process right and avoid suspicions in the awarding process, delays in payment as well as implementation,” he said.

Mr Anang advised the group to be agents of change and help address the many issues, which include labour, commercial disputes, family disputes, church differences, maritime, aviation, finance and banking, land disputes and chieftaincy.

The occasion was used to usher in the new cohort for the 2019 Executive Master of Appropriate Dispute Resolution programme.

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