Following on from successful conferences held in South Africa in 2008 and 2014, this regional conference will be held under the auspices of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), the largest and pre-eminent professional group of DB users and practitioners in the world.


Dispute Boards (DB) are recognized worldwide for their effectiveness in the real time avoidance and resolution of disputes on major projects. Embraced by government agencies, private owners, and multilateral development banks, Dispute Boards ensure project success through significant decreases in costs and time overruns. International experience is that the vast majority of projects with DBs settle disputes without litigation or arbitration.

The East Africa Regional Conference and Workshop will seek to test the above assertions for contemporary DBs in East Africa through a process of presentations, panel discussion and delegate participation. The results will serve as direction to DB users and practitioners.

The conference will also cover a historical perspective on dispute resolution in East Africa and guidance on successfully establishing and operating a DB. International and local industry DB users and practitioners will share their views and there will be opportunity to network. The first day offers workshop for introductory or advanced users and practitioners, and Day 2 will deal in some depth with the dispute avoidance role of DBs and also DB procedures in practice.

Event Details:

February 26: Workshops

Introcuctory – Learn why and how to effectively implement a Dispute Board for complex projects.

Advanced – Overview of best practices in Dispute Board implementation and interactive exercises.

February 27: Conference

Dispute avoidance and resolution in East Africa; case studies and future opportunities

Dispute Board implementation in a Statutory Adjudication environment, enforcement of decisions,

Conference Theme: Real-time Dispute Avoidance and Resolution for Construction Projects

Who Should Attend?

These workshops are designed for contractors, owners, legal representatives, consultants and other construction professionals who wish to gain more experience with the Dispute Board process and to focus on techniques and contract provisions for dispute avoidance and resolution.

For more information and registration, see

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