Within the framework of the regional mediation project of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), IFC regional partner-centres agreed to found the MENA Regional Mediation Forum (MREMF). The official launch of the Forum is scheduled for May 2013.
In its capacity as a founding member, CRCICA was called upon to prepare the new by-laws of the MREMF which is established for the purpose of maintaining relations among commercial Mediation and ADR institutions and promoting greater understanding of Mediation and ADR in the MENA Region. The draft by-laws have been approved by all members and will be soon finalized.
Other MREMF founding members are: The Investors' Dispute Settlement Center, General Authority for Investment (GAFI), Cairo-Egypt; Euro-Mediterranean Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CEMA), Casablanca, Morocco; Lebanese Mediation Center (LMC) of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount-Lebanon (CCIAB), Beirut-Lebanon; and Tripoli Bar Association, Tripoli, Lebanon.