I am currently in Addis Ababa, attending the 6th East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC). This year’s the conference is held at the African Union’s headquarter and the theme is “Re-focusing Regional Trade, Energy and Arbitration”
EAIAC has attracted hundreds of delegates representing industry leaders drawn from key sectors of the region’s economy, regulators, Governments, Judges, magistrates and arbitration professionals. The conference has also attracted expert speakers from Eastern Africa and beyond, Attorney Generals, Government Ministers, regional and international Arbitration professionals. EAIAC has been endorsed by national and regional law societies, private sector alliances, government bodies, regional intergovernmental bodies and arbitration institutions.
It is a very interesting conference that has gathered 200 participants with both local and international interest in promoting the development of international arbitration solutions in East Africa. It is encouraging to experience the intensity and eagerness of the African participants to promote an African way of optimizing the use of the existence of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods.
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