ICMC Set to Appoint 200 Mediators into its Panel of Neutrals for Online Dispute Resolution

Dr. Agada Elachi

The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators Nigeria (ICMC) has announced the creation of an Online Dispute Resolution Platform.

According to a publication by the President of the Institute, Agada John Elachi, Ph.D. FICMC, FCIArb (UK), to commence the ODR which would process and attend to about thirty thousand dispute within the first year of its operation, the ICMC would  appointment 200 Mediators into its Panel of Neutrals.

In his words the ICMC President noted that “the ICMC ODR Platform will ultimately have the biggest PANEL OF NEUTRALS Body in the history of Nigeria attending to and resolving more disputes annually than the combination of many dispute resolution centres put together.”

“The Institute will therefore be appointing eligible members into its ODR Center/Platform PANEL OF NEUTRALS. The advert for the appointments into the prestigious ICMC ODR Platform PANEL OF NEUTRALS will be out on or before 25TH MAY, 2022.”

“These appointments will be for the first set of 200 mediators.”

“Also, to be advertised is the position of the ADMINISTRATOR of the ICMC ODR Platform. The remuneration will be very attractive and commensurate to the role. The advert for this very important position of the ADMINISTRATOR will be out on the 26TH OF MAY, 2022.”

Finally, the eligibility to apply for both the positions of PANEL OF NEUTRALS and the ADMINISTRATOR of the prestigious ICMC ODR Platform is as follows:
1. Must be a “Full Member” Status cadre.
2. Must be up to date with the annual dues inclusive of 2022.
3. Must have sat in and managed at least one mediation session in the past 2 years and show proof.
4. Must have attended an AGM within the past 3 years (virtual attendance will count).

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