The Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) is a not-for-profit private company founded in 1997.
We provide ADR services, training and consultancy to civil society, private and public sectors of 20 countries around the world.
Our Directors all have a legal background and are accredited mediators with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London.
Anthony F Gross:
Anthony heads a vibrant legal practice in Nairobi but strongly believes in resolving disputes out of court wherever possible. He co-founded Kenya’s Dispute Resolution Centre in 1997, is an active Chartered Arbitrator, internationally registered mediator with CEDR London's Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), and member of the London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Panel of Mediators. Anthony is a frequent public speaker and has conducted training programmes in both arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa and Nigeria.
Brenda M Brainch:
Brenda is a internationally registered mediator with Europe’s Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and sits on the Board of the African Mediation Association (AfMA). Brenda holds a UK law degree and has focussed her legal work on promotion of non-confrontational dispute management and resolution both in commerce and at community level. She worked for many years with the UN and international corporations, and is a regular consultant, trainer and speaker on ADR matters to local and international organisations, and has worked with the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Guyana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Canada. Brenda is architect of a Village Mediation Programme in Malawi which has been developed as a generic model for use in other countries. She is a frequent contributor to various professional journals which have included: East Africa's The Lawyer and the Commonwealth Lawyer.
Rupert W Watson:
Rupert is an advocate of over 20 years standing, but one who never takes on litigation! He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a CEDR-accredited mediator and co-founder of the Dispute Resolution Centre. Rupert is deeply committed to helping people resolve disputes outside the court system and has conducted training courses on mediation in Kenya, Rwanda, Syria, Portugal, Spain, Portugal and Afghanistan. He is also a prolific writer, mainly on travel and natural history subjects, and has written two books on fish and baobab trees.
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