The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) has recently initiated the YOUNG ICCA Mentoring Program. The objective of the Program, now in its second cycle (2013-2014), is to bring younger practitioners into regular contact with established arbitration practitioners in request for know-how, advice on arbitral practice or career advice. The Program is to link 3-4 successful Mentee applicants to a senior arbitration expert and member of ICCA's Governing Board (Mentor) and an established arbitration practitioner (Buddy) to form a Mentoring Group.
CRCICA Director, in his capacity as member of ICCA Governing Board, was invited to participate in the 2013-2014 cycle of the program, as Mentor.
Aiming to achieve the objective of the program, CRCICA offered scholarship for three mentees from Egypt and Morroco to attend all four modules of the CRCICA / CIArb Cairo Comparative Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice (CCATP) which is the first Arabic comparative arbitration program in the Arab World. Two mentees from Egypt have already attended the first pahse of the program focusing on the arbitration agreement in March 2013.