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Indian Mediation Week 2021 by SAMA [Online and Offline at Bangalore International Centre] Dec 13-17: Register by Dec 12


Sama.live is organizing the Indian Mediation Week (IMW) 2021 which will feature enlightening conversations around ADR in India. The IMW’21 is being held in both online as well as offline mode at Bangalore International Centre.

About SAMA’s Indian Mediation Week (IMW)

IMW is Sama.live‘s and India’s largest student-run Access-to-Justice campaign, and since its inception, IMW has conducted over 2400 ADR awareness drives across 102 cities in India. IMW has engaged with over 50 Lakh people across the years and it is our firm belief that collaborative dispute resolution can revolutionize our Justice system.

Every year, IMW also becomes the platform to celebrate those students and legal professionals who impact the Access-to-Justice space with their actions.

Indian Mediation Week 2021

With young visionary leaders sharing their experiences, veteran legal professionals speaking about the global landscape and potential for ADR within the country, as well as government officials discussing the impact that mediation can have for a country of 1.6 billion people, IMW 2021 will be a cornerstone event for advancing Mediation awareness in our country.

IMW 2021 will feature an array of enlightening conversations around Alternative Dispute Resolution in India. Although we have a backlog of more than 3.2 crore court cases, the number of mediations across ADR centers in the country still number in the thousands. While the supply of mediators is not a problem, the demand for their services remains abysmally low.

There exists an urgent need to promote mediation as an appropriate method of dispute resolution in our country. The sole objective of Indian Mediation Week (IMW) has been to grow awareness around mediation across different parts of India.

The goal has always been to remind the country of its original dispute resolution mechanism: Suljhao, Magar Pyaar Se.

From 13th to 16th December, we will be having a series of discussions online around the Draft Mediation Bill, the impact of Online Dispute Resolution, Legal-Tech innovation for Engineers, Young Justicemakers and more!

Who can Apply?

Students of all streams, All Professionals.

Details of Events

Day 1-4 will be online while Day 5 is offline at the Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore, followed by a rooftop dinner.

  • Theme for Day 1: How can students empower citizens to access justice?
  • Theme for Day 2: How are engineers innovating for 1.6 Billion Indians?
  • Theme for Day 3: How can we strengthen mediation in India?
  • Theme for Day 4: How are enterprises and state authorities embracing ADR?
  • Day 5: Closing Ceremony at Bangalore International Centre


Pramod Rao

Pramod presently serves as the Group General Counsel of ICICI Bank and provides strategic oversight to the legal function for the ICICI group including its banking subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Giribala Singh

Giribala Singh currently serves as Principal District Jud in Bhopal. She initiated the Online Dispute Reso lution Program in Madhya Pradesh with Sama for pre-litigation matters in family disputes.

G.R. Raghavender

G.R Raghavender is the Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice since January 2017. He is Mission Director for the National Mission for Justice Delivery and legal reforms.

Kudrat Dev

Kudrat is a dispute resolution lawyer, a certified conflict coach and a mediator accredited by the Civil Mediation Council U.K. She is the founder & Lead Trainer at YCM, India’s first and only organization building dispute resolution skills for all beginning with the youth citizens.


Rooftop Dinner & Certificates


December 13-17, 2021

How to Apply?

Click on the link given at the end of this post to register for the workshop.

Application Deadline

  • December 12, 2021 (for Online)
  • December 15, 2021 (for Offline)

Contact Details

  • Akshetha Ashok: 9620606424
  • Divyesh Rao: 9670789928

Click here to register for the IMW 2021.


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