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COMMITTEES

The AfAA has various committees made up of members who focus their efforts on specific aspects designed to ensure the AfAA meets its objectives. 

International Relations Committee

Membership of the International Relations Committee entails contacting various relevant organisations and governments in writing and physically on a continuous basis to enable the AfAA to form a network of such contacts.

Advocacy Committee

Membership of the Advocacy Committee entails promoting the AfAA everywhere on a regular and continuous basis.  It is anticipated that Members of the Advocacy Committee will communicate at least once a month to begin with in order to coordinate their efforts.  

Fundraising Committee

Membership of the Fundraising Committee entails raising funds needed to support the work of the AfAA.  The Fundraising Committee will work closely with the President and Secretary General of the AfAA to explore funding sources and plan fundraising events and activities. The meetings of the Fundraising Committee will be conducted by email, skype and conference calls.  

Capacity Building Committee

Membership of the Capacity Building Committee entails supporting centres/institutions/academic institutions that run arbitration/ADR programs and training; it will explore creating a baseline for content of training and explore modes of delivery; it will produce a newsletter, blog or journal as required by the AfAA.  The expected time commitment is between 2-3 hours a week.

Judicial Committee

Membership of the judicial training task force entails participating in or facilitating the holding of judicial training in Africa, as part of the three-year plan currently being developed by AfAA. Participation is on an ad hoc basis, and could take the form of making contact with government or judiciary, assisting in the distribution of training materials, and organising, hosting or contributing to judicial training. 

Standards Committee

Membership of the Standards Committee entails developing and publishing Africa-related standards and guidelines on international arbitration practices.  It is anticipated that all Members of the Committee will be involved in performing a needs-analysis in respect of standards and guidelines in Africa.  Members will then, on a project-specific basis, be involved in conceptualising and formulating the necessary documentation, for comment and ultimate presentation and publication.

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