About Bernadette Uwicyeza
Bernadette Uwicyeza is an ADR Advisor to the Judiciary of Rwanda, responsible for the design and implementation of a court-annexed mediation system in the Rwandan court system. She has worked with the Justice Sector institutions in Rwanda, providing institutional support since 2006.
Ms. Uwicyeza began her ADR journey in 2006, when she led the legal component of a World Bank project supporting investment climate reforms under the Ministry of Justice of Rwanda. As part of the project, she was involved in the promotion of ADR that prepared the ground for the creation of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre.
Ms. Uwicyeza was appointed first Secretary General of the Kigali International Arbitration Centre in 2012. In 2015, she stepped down from her managerial responsibilities at the Centre to focus on mediation practice development in Rwanda.