12 Sep 2019
Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) has signed an agreement with the Center of Continuing Education (CCE) at Qatar University aims at implementing Arabic training programmes in arbitration and dispute resolution in the fields of law, investment, and trade. The programmes will be held during the current academic year 2019-2020.
The agreement was signed by QICCA board member Dr Sheikh Thani bin Ali Al Thani and Head of Strategy and Development at QU Dr Darwish Al Emadi in the presence of Director of Center for Community Service and Continuing Education at Qatar University Dr Rajab Abdullah Al Ismail.
The training programmes aim to provide a series of arbitration courses in sport, engineering, banking and maritime disputes.
During a press conference held on the occasion, Dr Sheikh Al Thani said that training programs that were launched has stressed the QICCA interest to spreading the culture of conciliation and arbitration in settlement of dispute by using alternative means.
He added that the new programs 2019-2020 would include training courses for qualifying arbitrators through different phases that prepare participants to practise arbitration.
Sheikh noted that following the success of program of qualifying and preparing arbitrators, the new program would include three phases in order to provide training for a large number of trainees,
He pointed out that QICCA arbitrators who passed these programs have managed to settle trading disputes estimated to QR 50mn, noting that there are more than 130 arbitrators have accomplished this program, of them there are 80 Qataris.
Dr Al Emadi expressed his thanks to Qatar Chamber and QICCA for cooperation with QU, assuring that this program is in the context of QU’s strategy aiming at enhancing community participation and pushing forward development.
Dr Al Ismail said that there is continuing cooperation between QICCA and Centre for Continuing Education, noting that there is an idea to develop the program to a professional diploma in cooperation with many international bodies.