The Mediation and Arbitration Centre (Mauritius) Ltd (MARC) in collaboration with the Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation (AIDRN) has successfully launched its first Professional International Mediator Training Course at the Caudan Arts Centre, Port Louis.
The course, a first in Mauritius, was held from the 15 May 2023 to the 19 May 2023 and brought together some 15 participants, as well as international trainers !
The 50-hour course has been conducted in English and has equipped participants with hands-on experience in Mediation by engaging in various interactive sessions, practical exercises, and insightful discussions facilitated by highly experienced trainers, Prof. Dr Rajesh Sharma, Prof. Dr. Francis Law and Dr. Alfred Chan.
The closing ceremony took place on Friday 19 May 2023 at the Caudan Arts Centre, in the presence of the Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Honourable Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, the President of the MCCI and of the MARC, Mrs Namita Jagarnath Hardowar and an array of guests.
The Honourable Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance outlined the following: “Mediation is gaining global recognition as an effective and preferred method of dispute resolution. By embracing mediation practices and providing training opportunities, the financial services sector in Mauritius can align with international best practices”.
On the other hand, Mrs Namita Jagarnath Hardowar recalled the history of the MARC and added that “Mediation offers a powerful alternative to litigation, allowing parties to engage in constructive dialogue, explore mutually beneficial solutions, and reach agreements that stand the test of time.”
To celebrate this milestone, a networking cocktail followed the closing ceremony, providing an opportunity for participants and MARC stakeholders to network, share experiences, and forge valuable professional relationships.
It is good to note that participants were from diverse backgrounds namely legal professionals, engineers, investment advisers, transaction analysts, HR professionals, and company directors.
All the 15 participants to the training have successfully completed the examinations and are now eligible to apply to be an Internationally Certified Mediator with the International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI).
Attendees have also delved into various aspects of mediation, exploring techniques, strategies, and ethical considerations that play a pivotal role in the mediation process.
MARC, in collaboration with AIDRN and International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute, will be organizing additional trainings during the course of this year.