ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP - 23-25 SEPTEMBER 2020
Within the context of Component One of the European Union Support to Democratic Governance (EUSDGN), the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) supported the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directorate of INEC to organize a one-day Capacity Building Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution for Heads of Units and Electoral Officers in Ondo State ahead of the 10th October 2020 governorship election. The objective of the training, which took place on 23rd September 2020 at Heritage Continental Hotel, Akure, is to equip key staff of INEC with the principles, procedures and skills of alternative dispute resolution. The training was facilitated by two Dispute Resolution Specialists - Mr. Lloyd Duru and Dr Aminu Adamu Bello as well as ECES Senior Electoral Administration Expert, Dr Isiaka Yahaya. In a goodwill message delivered at the event, ECES Project Coordinator, Hamza Fassi-Fihri commended INEC for the laudable initiative of organising the training which seeks to promote peaceful resolution of disputes before, during and after the Ondo State Governorship Election. Hamza expressed the hope that the workshop will inspire a more robust engagement with the ADR Directorate and other electoral stakeholders in promoting alternative dispute resolution in Nigeria's electoral process.