in 1996, Negotiation & Conflict Management Group (NCMG) is a
membership-based organization, with keen focus on the promotion of
Alternative Dispute Resolution and conflict management techniques.
Two missions fundamentally drive the NCMG focal point:
advocate and institutionalize ADR in the judicial sector and increase
public awareness of ADR mechanisms and services so as to
encourage the use of prompt, effective and economical means of dispute
resolution both in the public and private sectors.
promote peaceful coexistence and a more just society and world through
the adoption of systematic conflict management as an integral part of
and national lives.
these missions is embedded in a particular understanding of our location
in Nigeria, nay Africa, with its several challenges in relation to
dispute resolution and conflict management. Hence since its
formation, NCMG has been at the cutting edge of professional services in
the planning, design, implementation of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
and Conflict Management projects in Africa.
In June 2002, through a systemic process of consultation
involving local Communities, the Judiciary, Bar, and Corporate
Organizations, the NCMG established The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (the
first court-connected ADR Centre in Africa), followed by its subsequent
replication by the judiciary of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in
November 2003. In 2006, The Kano Multi-Door Courthouse followed and many
other state judiciaries in Nigeria are presently at different stages of
2008, NCMG created The NCMG College of Negotiation, a specialist
institute dedicated to training and research in the fields of
Negotiation, Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management. The NCMG
College of Negotiation partners with Bond University, Australia and a
number of local Universities and organisations to deliver world-class
training and capacity building in these dynamic fields of study. In
2010, the NCMG after a 4-year campaign, succeeded in introducing ADR
into the appellate courts, by pushing for and succeeding in the
introduction of the Court of Appeal Mediation Program (CAMP) into the
Court of Appeal Rules 2011. Another milestone was recorded in 2011, when the NCMG entered
into a joint venture agreement with University of Lagos, Nigeria,
for the establishment of the UNILAG-NCMG College of Negotiation.
NCMG Governing Board is composed of distinguished personalities and
international citizens, chaired by a Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Muhammadu Uwais, GCON. Other members of the distinguished board include
Justice Kayode Eso, CON (NCMG Patron), Mr. Gamaliel
Onosode, OFR (Vice
Chairman), Chief Arthur
Mbanefo, CON, Justice Dolapo
Kolade, CON, Brig. Gen. Adetunji
Olurin, CON, Amb.
Audrey Ajose, MFR, Prof. Isabella Okagbue, Prof. Yemi
Osinbajo, SAN; and
Mr Kehinde Aina, the Founder of NCMG
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