A two-day dispute management conference themed “Dispute management in Africa infrastructure projects” will hold at The Lancaster, Accra, Ghana on October 31 and November 1, 2022.

Tagged “DiMAP 2022,” the conference is organized by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) and The Ghana Arbitration Centre in collaboration with Aluko & Oyebode; Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah among others. It is supported by African Arbitration Association (AAA) and The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

The hybrid conference will witness an Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address, Plenary sessions, Breakout sessions, and Reception and Dinner among others.

Among the topics to be dissected at the first plenary session are “Identifying and Managing Risks: the Ideal Management Strategy/Plan,” “Nipping Disputes in the Bud: Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Disputes in Construction Projects,” and “Contractual Dispute Resolution Mechanisms.” The second plenary session will dwell on “Africa’s Infrastructure Gap, the Impact of Disputes and What African States Must Do.”

Dispute Management in Africa Infrastructure Projects (DiMAP) is an annual practical training workshop for persons involved in managing risks, claims and disputes involving infrastructure and construction projects in Africa. DiMAP is a programme of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) and has often been arranged in collaboration with African representatives of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). The trainings focus on oil and gas, power and renewable energies and public infrastructure projects.

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