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.
Roundtable discussion by: Erastus Njaga, Michael A. Tomko, Syed Mustafa Mahdi, Ilan David Bass, Rashid Mbwiza
Time: 12:20pm to 1:50pm
Presentations by: Wangari Kabiru, Emerald Midega, Rev. Prof. Peter Gichure
Time: 11:00am to 11:50am