In this series, the Blogger, who is also the Host and Producer of Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Podcast show, will be interviewing Students, Lecturers, ADR/ MDC/ TAMSD Practitioners, Users and Potential Users of ADR from different Jurisdiction for the first time- How does Mediation/ MDC/ TAMSD work?-(The Practical aspect), What made them choose these Alternative processes? What are the benefits associated with ADR/ MDC/ TAMSDA? Amongst other questions.
THE SERIES OBJECTIVE:
The series was founded on three (3) of the Blogger’s PhD thesis findings, ‘that the Traditional Method of Settling Disputes (TAMSD) evolved to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or is the ‘Repackaged ADR’, ‘the Need for ‘Mass Advocacy Awareness on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)’ and ‘ Why ADR is more prevalent or popular in Developed countries than it is in Developing Countries.’
ADR-Alternative Dispute Resolution
MDC-Multi-Door Court House
TAMSD- Traditional African Method of Settling Disputes
The blogger, the host and producer of Expert Views on Alternative Dispute Resolution (EVA) Show, will be speaking ADR on the street of Washington, DC.
Essentially, wherever the blogger/host is attending a conference or presenting a paper, she will use the opportunity to speak to people on the streets of that city/ country to get a first-hand view or opinion of ‘how popular or prevalent ADR is in that city; this series kicks off in March.
WHAT PROMPTED THE RESEARCH :
The series was founded on two (2) of the Blogger’s PhD thesis findings, ‘the Need for ‘Mass Advocacy Awareness on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)’ and ‘Why ADR is more prevalent or popular in Developed countries than it is in Developing Countries.’
AIM OF THE SERIES:
Essentially, the research has three aims first, disseminating ADR to non-academics that would not have the time to read research papers and, of course, potential users of ADR in a bid to get more people to opt for ADR.
Finally, ADR must be included in the educational curriculum and made compulsory in primary and Secondary schools. For instance, in most jurisdictions, students are not even allowed to specialise in Arbitration, Collaborative Law, or Mediation, amongst others, as core dispute resolution courses and in other jurisdictions it is not a compulsory course yet even in Law Schools. This creates an unbalanced story or, better put, it is not on equal footing with its counterpart in litigation.
Findings of the research will be uploaded via my social media platforms and podcast channel- Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Show.