The Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (Qicca) has signed an agreement with the Centre of Continuing Education (CCE) at Qatar University (QU), which aims to implement Arabic training programmes in arbitration and dispute resolution.
The training programmes will cover the fields of law, investment, and trade during the current Academic Year 2019-2020, and aim to provide a series of arbitration courses in sport, engineering, banking, and maritime disputes.
The agreement was signed by Qicca board member Dr Sheikh Thani bin Ali al-Thani and QU head of Strategy and Development Dr Darwish al-Emadi, in the presence of QU director of Centre for Community Service and Continuing Education Dr Rajab Abdullah al-Ismail.
During a press conference held Wednesday at Qatar Chamber, Sheikh Thani said the recently-launched training programmes stress Qicca’s interest to spread the culture of conciliation and arbitration in the settlement of disputes by using alternative methods.
He added that the new programmes for 2019-2020 would include training courses for qualifying arbitrators through different phases that prepare participants to practise arbitration.
Sheikh Thani noted that following the success of programme of qualifying and preparing arbitrators, the new programme would include three phases that would educate a large number of trainees.
He said Qicca arbitrators who passed these programmes have managed to settle trading disputes estimated at QR50mn, and noted that there are more than 130 arbitrators that have completed the programme, 80 of which are Qataris.
Al-Emadi lauded Qatar Chamber and Qicca for their co-operation with QU, and assured that the new programme is in the context of the university’s strategy to enhance community participation and to push development forward.
Al-Ismail added that there is an ongoing co-operation between Qicca and the CCE wherein the idea is to develop the programme to a professional diploma, in co-operation with several international organisations.