Alternative Dispute Resolution and Peace Studies in Africa: Lessons, Prospects and Challenges

'A report on the proceedings of the Fourth International Africa Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 25 and 26 July 2014. The 2014 conference was organised under the theme ‘Alternative dispute resolution and peace studies in Africa: Lessons, prospects and challenges’, and primarily sought to examine and discuss the current state of ADR (alternative dispute resolution) through, inter alia, the practice of facilitated dialogue, mediation, negotiation and arbitration, as well as the efficacy and applicability of traditional African conflict resolution mechanisms within this paradigm. Presenters, who shared both academically-inclined and practitioner-oriented analyses and positions, were selected from a wide array of organisations and institutions across Africa, Europe and the USA."