The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Kenya Branch, established in 1984, is one among the branches of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators which was formed in 1915 with headquarters in London.
It promotes and facilitates determination of disputes by Arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which includes mediation and Adjudication.
The institute has over 10,000 members spread out in 90 countries in the world with branches in England, Wales, Scotland, Hongkong, Europe, Nigeria, Kenya, India and North America among others.
It has affiliations with arbitration bodies and institutions in other countries across the world and with the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
It is a not for profit organization and gained charitable status in 1990.
The Kenya Branch now with about 300 registered members maintains a register of knowledgeable and experienced Arbitrators and facilitates their appointment.
It also runs a secretariat with physical facilities for arbitration and other forms of ADR.
It is a member of the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa, (APSEA).
Membership to the Institute is the gateway to a world-wide network of the professionalism in dispute resolution.http://www.ciarbkenya.org