July 28, 2011

Conflict Resolution in Ghana

By Paul Kirgis

I leave on Friday for Ghana for a conflict resolution training that Fordham and St. John’s are conducting in conjunction with the Catholic University College of Ghana. Sponsored by the Giving to Ghana Foundation, this training will serve as the inaugural mediation training for a new Conflict Resolution Center. It will train neutrals to serve as court-connected mediators pursuant to Ghana’s new ADR Act. John Feerick, well-known to so many readers of this blog, has been a driving force behind this project. My St. John’s colleague Elayne Greenberg and Fordham’s Jackie Nolan-Haley have taken the laboring oar in coordinating the training and putting the materials together. We’ll also be relying on students and adjunct faculty from St. John’s and Fordham and on a number of prominent Ghanaian professors and neutrals.

I’m not sure what my internet and mobile connectivity will be like—we’ll spend most of our time in Sunyani, which is not one of the major cities—but I’ll try to offer updates by way of Twitter. If you are interested in following, I’m @paulkirgis. Here’s a link: http://twitter.com/paulkirgis.

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