The Centre recently launched the second cycle of its 2022-2027 strategic plan on 16th November 2022 at the Villarosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi. The launch was a key a milestone as the Centre recast its long-term goals to repositioned itself to take up leadership in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Speaking during the event, the Registrar Mr. Lawrence Muiruri noted that the Centre will be seeking to adopt innovative strategies and technologies as it fosters collaboration at all levels. ‘’ The Centre is mandated to promote, facilitate, and encourage the conduct of International commercial arbitration as well as well as deepening the adoption of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in Kenya and across the region’’ noted the Registrar when making his remarks.
He added that the Centre will pursue strategic themes to increase access to affordable ADR services and ensure that the Centre is recognized as a leader in international arbitration while enhancing institutional visibility, digital enabled arbitration, and ADR service transformation to optimize capacity for growth and sustainability. “This strategic plan sets out coherent, systematic, and sustainable road map in which to anchor the Centre’s programmes and operational initiatives for the year 2022- 2027 period. The proposed activities in the plan will provide effective guidance to the Centre’s operations as well as facilitate efficient operations through optimization of resources to support stakeholders at all levels.’’ He added. The Registrar further reiterated that the plan’s implementation will provide the actual process through which the Centre’s strategic goals will be realized through the different implementing departments within the Centre and translate the strategic goals into reality. In her remarks, the NCIA chairperson Jacqueline Oyuyo noted that the strategic plan will focus on various key results that will enable the Centre to realize its vision, mission, and mandate. ‘’
I am confident that the strategic plan will yield improved performance in the overall service delivery of the Centre to its stakeholders and subsequently become a world class alternative dispute resolution organization that is recognized and valued by the ADR community both locally and globally. She pointed out that with increased trade in the national, regional, and international markets, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms will play a vital role in ensuring a conducive environment for business and creating confidence among investors since the strategic plan takes advantage of opportunities presented across the globe to foster dispute resolution.