Dispute & Conflict Resolution International (DCRI)
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Dispute & Conflict Resolution International (DCRI)

There is a need to professionalize mediation by upholding integrity and trust and anchoring it in our legal system. Article 159 in the Constitution 2010 introduced alternative dispute resolution to help clear the case backlog in our courts, some more than 40 years. It led to the introduction of the court-annexed mediation process.


However, the judiciary relied on Dispute and Conflict Resolution International (DCRI) and Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre (SDRC) to train and accredit professional mediators for the court-annexed mediation process


There was no framework to protect the profession from quacks. DCRI organized the conference with SDRC, The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), The Judiciary of Kenya, and The Kenya School of Law (KSL) to discuss alternative dispute resolution and build consensus on legislative support for mediation


Our Solution


Levanter Africa worked with DCRI to develop all the conference content. It included :
  • The agenda, identifying speakers, moderators, and panellists, and inviting and briefing them.
  • We also developed the partnership and sponsorship pack and successfully connected DCRI to Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre (SDRC), The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), and The Kenya School of Law (KSL). Hon. David K. Maraga, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, opened the 2-day conference.
  • Levanter managed the entire conference production – from the venue, guest registration, meals and refreshments, photography and videography, and the report.
  • We coordinated live interviews for the conference conveners on leading TV stations – KTN Home, KTN News, KBC, and Citizen TV and coverage in the leading print media..


The Impact


  • The Conference resolved to incorporate the Mediation Association of East Africa, with a steering committee to lobby for legislation, so mediation becomes part of the court process, and successful agreements from mediation be filed in court to make them enforceable.