18th May, 2021

Utatuzi Center Virtual ADR Week

New Paradigms for Access to Justice

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Brief Background

Alternative Dispute Resolution Week (ADR Week) aims to raise awareness of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) strategies and how it can help conflicting parties manage their issues in a collaborative and productive way. The main aim of ADR is to allow parties to seek legal redress which is affordable, fast, confidential and convenient. The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly changed the way we interact and live our daily lives.

As we live in a post-pandemic world, technology is a crucial tool in service delivery especially access to justice. As Utatuzi Center, we champion for the use of technology combined with ADR mechanisms and provide a web-based online platform. Through this, we work towards ensuring people-centered justice in society and fill in the gaps in the existing justice system. The idea of people-centered justice is to facilitate inclusive and responsive access to legal and dispute resolution services.

In this “new normal” the world has quickly embraced technology. In order to promote access to justice, it is important to explore different avenues for innovation to ensure sustainable and effective service delivery especially targeted at marginalized or vulnerable groups.

Speakers / Roundtable Discussion Panelists

Josephine Wairimu
Utatuzi Center - Organizer
Syed Mustafa Mahdi
ADR Expert
Erastus Njaga
Utatuzi Center
Edwin Apacha
Suluhu Mediation Center
Eric Kariuki
HIIL EA
Morgan Gikonyo
HIIL EA
Muiruri Wanyoike
Utatuzi Center
Kagai Muriithi
Wearemore
Harendra Patel
Glory Mediation Center
Ilan David Bass
Orchid Mediation Center
Adejuwon Adenuga
ODR Africa
Michael A. Tomko
Resolve Conflict
Nicole Ahoya
AsyLex
Rashid Mbwiza
Win-Win Chamber Mediation
Dr. Francis Kariuki
Strathmore University
Wilson Macharia
University of Pretoria
Wangari Kabiru
WASILIANAHUB
Emerald Midega
WASILIANAHUB
Rev. Prof. Peter Gichure
Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Event Schedule

  • 18
  • MAY

Launch Speech

By: Muiruri Wanyoike, Utatuzi Center
Time: 11:00am to 11:10am

Done
  • 18
  • MAY

Introduction to ADR and ODR

Talk by: Muiruri Wanyoike, Utatuzi Center
Time: 11:10am to 11:40am

Done
  • 18
  • MAY

Access to Justice in COVID Era : We-are-more Story

Presentation and discussion by : Kagai Muriithi, We are more
Time: 11:50am to 12:10pm

Done
  • 18
  • MAY

Trends and technology in dispute resolution : A global perspective

Roundtable discussion by: Erastus Njaga, Michael A. Tomko, Syed Mustafa Mahdi, Ilan David Bass, Rashid Mbwiza
Time: 12:20pm to 1:50pm

Done
  • 18
  • MAY

15 Years of Innovations in Access to Justice : Hague Institute for Innovation of Law

Presentation by: Morgan Gikonyo HiiL Justice Innovation Hub East Africa
Time: 2:00pm to 2:20pm

Done
  • 19
  • MAY

ADR Education in Kenya Successes, Shortcomings, and Challenges

Presentation by: Dr. Francis Kariuki Strathmore University
Time: 11:00am to 11:50am

Done
  • 19
  • MAY

Culture and identity in ADR

Roundtable discussion by: Lea Hungerbühler, Juwon Adenuga, Edwin Apacha, Wilson Macharia
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Done
  • 19
  • MAY

The Technical Knowledge and Components of ADR : A review of Utatuzi Center's Platform

Talk by: Muiruri Wanyoike, Utatuzi Center
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Done
  • 20
  • MAY

ADR in the Eyes of the Community: Community Dispute Resolution Programs/Community Justice Programs

Presentations by: Wangari Kabiru, Emerald Midega, Rev. Prof. Peter Gichure
Time: 11:00am to 11:50am

Done
  • 20
  • MAY

Implementation of people centered justice solutions

Discussion by:Morenike Obi-Farinde, Harendra Patel, Eric Kariuki, Hon Caroline Kendagor, Lorraine Ochiel
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Done
  • 20
  • MAY

Powering Legal Innovation One Cohort at a Time : The KYIV LEPP Story

Presentation by: Kateryna Yeroshenko
Time: 1:40pm to 2:00pm

Done
  • 20
  • MAY

Overview of ADR Week, examination of Legal Aid Impact and Thanks

By: Muiruri Wanyoike
Time: 2:00pm to 2:20pm

Done
  • 20
  • MAY

Prize Giving Award

Brief talks by judges and awards to winners of Essay Writting Competition by Grace Naiserian
Time: 2:20pm

Done

Example of Virtual Mediation in Kenya

Courtesy of Strathmore Law Clinic and Suluhu Mediaiton Center

Essay Competition Judges

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