Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement

Focus areas

ADR encompasses policies, practices and the enabling environment that provide an alternative to the courts for resolving discrete grievances. This helps avoid courts sub-optimal outcomes in terms of time, financial resources, quality of the solution, or commitment to their implementation.

Business, conflict and development involves collaborative approaches that mitigate conflict risks and improve development outcomes in the context of large-footprint private investment.

Unlocking local development includes the mechanisms by which municipal and sub-municipal levels government, business and communities can better develop collaborative solutions when required. This allows for better assessment, planning, defining of their respective roles, management of complex initiatives, and monitoring and evaluating of outcomes.

Gathering of all the stakeholders across sectors allows you to create a new space to share perspectives, assess the state of play, and bring evidence to bear for innovative solutions.

Commissioned research allows you to develop higher quality dialogue and deliberation that includes scholarly articles, monitoring & evaluation reports, and case study development.

Capacity building is based on the needs identified by stakeholders, in particular curriculum development and piloting of innovative approaches.

It’s highly important to provide support for emerging scholars and practitioners, in particular bursaries for master’s and doctoral candidates.