Young Arbiters Conference

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Kenya Branch

CIArb Chairman, Ms. Jacqueline Waihenya, Congratulates the President Paula Kilusi, esteemed board & members of The Young Arbiters Society – UON Chapter for successfully organizing the 2nd Annual Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch Young Arbiters Conference convened at the historic Taifa Hall on 22nd March 2024.

CIArb congratulations to YAS for the outstanding success of this ADR Symposium, themed “Securing the Future of Arbitration: A Solution for Africa by Africans.”

This Symposium was more than just an event; it was a testament to the collaborative spirit, vision, and expertise of our young arbiters whose commitment to advancing ADR in Kenya & Africa is truly commendable and inspiring. They demonstrated remarkable leadership.

I would like to express a special acknowledgment to our Vice Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama for his unwavering support and leadership in fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within the University of Nairobi and also acknowledge the invaluable guidance and mentorship provided by the Dean of the Faculty of Law UON, both if whom were represented by Associate Dean Dr JACKSON BETT, and the Patron of the Young Arbiters Society Dr. Wyne Kenneth. I also recognise esteemed faculty members from the various institutions of higher learning represented at the Symposium. Your unwavering support, wisdom, and expertise have played a pivotal role in nurturing the talents and aspirations of the Young Arbiters Societies in Kenya. Your mentorship has been instrumental in nurturing the talents and potential of our youth, empowering them to take on leadership roles and organize such impactful events.

As an institution, CIArb Kenya is committed to championing the youth and their involvement in ADR. We recognize the importance of nurturing the next generation of ADR practitioners and providing them with the necessary support and resources to succeed. Rest assured, we will continue to provide mentorship, training, and opportunities for young arbiters to thrive and excel in their careers.

Special commendations are also due to the Young Members Group, whose enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication have been integral to the success of the Symposium. James Ngotho Kariuki LL.M, FCIArb., Akoth Aluoch, MCIArb and Samantha Masengeli , MCIArb your contributions are shaping the future of arbitration in Africa, and we are proud to collaborate with you and support YMG endeavors.

Finally, I express my gratitude to John Ohaga SC CArb FCIArb and SC Charles Kanjama who graced the Symposium and shared their invaluable insights as keynote speakers. Your wisdom and experience enriched the discussions and inspired all participants.

Congratulations once again to everyone involved in making this Symposium a resounding success! Your collective efforts and commitment to advancing ADR are making a meaningful difference in our community, continent, and beyond.

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