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Programme

08:30 a.m. - Registration Open

10:00 a.m. - General Assembly Meeting (Room AD11)

12:30 p.m. - LUNCH

14:00 p.m. - Welcome Remarks by Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN, President, African Arbitration Association

14:15 p.m. - Presentation of the African Arbitration Survey by Dr Emilia Onyema, Associate Professor, SOAS, London

14:45 p.m. - Responses to the Survey by African States

Moderator:Tunde Ogunseitan, Counsel, International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce
Panellists
Justice Johnston Busingye, Hon. Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Rwanda
Wamkele Mene, Chief Director, Africa Economic Relations, Department of Trade & Industry of South Africa
Njeri Wachira, Head, International Law Division Office of the Attorney-General and Department of Justice, Kenya
Prof. Mohammed Sameh Amr, Chair of Public International Law, University of Cairo, Board Member of General Authority for Investment, Egypt

16:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony and Official Launch of the African Arbitration Association in the Host State

16:30 p.m. - Concluding Remarks by Prof. Githu Muigai, Associate Professor, University of Nairobi

16:45 p.m. - GROUP PHOTO

18:00 p.m. - WELCOME DRINKS RECEPTION

08:30 a.m. - Registration (tea/coffee served)

09:30 a.m. - Welcome by Dr Rukia Baruti, Secretary General, African Arbitration Association

09:35 a.m. - Address by Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN, President, African Arbitration Association

09:45 a.m. - Keynote Address

10:15 a.m. - GROUP PHOTO/COFFEE BREAK

10:45 a.m. - The African Arbitration Association is here: Now What?

Moderator: Dr Faustin Ntezilyayo, Judge, East African Court of Justice; Former Minister of Justice of Rwanda
Panellsts
Julius Nkafu, Barrister, Great James Street Chambers, London
Bwalya Lumbwe, Arbitrator, Zambia
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, Partner Foley Hoag LLP, Washington DC
Lise Bosman, Senior Legal Counsel, PCA & Executive Director, ICCA

12:00 p.m. - The Africanization of International Disputes: Rethinking Our Approach to International Dispute Practitioners

Moderator: John Ohaga, Managing Partner, TripleOKLaw
Panellists
Dr Emilia Onyema, Associate Professor, SOAS, London
Diane Okoko, Principal Partner, Marcus- Okoko & Co.,
Adebayo Adenipekun, SAN, Managing Partner, Afe Babalola & Co.
Professor Nelson Enonchong, Barrister, No 5 Chambers and Barber Professor of Law, Birmingham Law School

13:15 p.m. - LUNCH

14:30 p.m. - Keynote Address by His Excellency Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President, International Court of Justice

14:45 p.m. - The Use of African Arbitral Institutions: The Pan African Investment Code Paves the Way

Moderator: Babajide Ogundipe, Partner Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore
Panellists
Dr Ismail Selim, Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial
Arbitration Oluwatosin Lewis, Executive Secretary, Lagos Court of Arbitration Dr Fidele Masengo, Secretary General, Kigali International Arbitration Centre
Lawrence Muiruri, Registrar/CEO, Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration

16:00 p.m. - Investment Arbitration Developments in Africa: We Are Awake But Are We Smelling the Coffee?

Moderator: Shan Greer, Consultant, Floissac Fleming & Associates
Panellists
Naomi Tarawali, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Dr Gaston Kenfack Douajni, President, APAA
Vlad Mavshovich, Partner, Webber Wentzel
Madeline Kimei, Founder & CEO, iResolve

17:15 p.m - ICSID Rule Amendment Proposals and Their Relevance to African States
Speaker

Paul-Jean Le Cannu, Team Leader and Senior Counsel, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”)

17:30 p.m - Concluding Remarks

19:00 p.m - DINNER

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