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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: Isaiah Bozimo, Partner, Broderick Bozimo & Company
Hon. Justice Johnston Busingye, Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Rwanda
Hon Justice Nasiru Ajanah, Chief Judge, Kogi State Judiciary of Nigeria
Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo OFR, President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria
Emmanuel Bitta, Deputy Chief State Counsel 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


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. - Address by Chief Justice of Rwanda


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

Moderator: Edward Luke II, Managing Partner, Luke & Associates
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
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
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
Naomi Tarawali, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Tarek Badawy, Partner, Shahid Law Firm
Vlad Movshovich, Partner, Webber Wentzel
Madeline Kimei, Founder & CEO, iResolve

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

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

17:30 p.m - Concluding Remarks by Dr Gaston Kenfack Douajni, Magistrate, Director of Legislation, Ministry of Justice, Cameroon, President, APAA

19:00 p.m - DINNER

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