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Ukpeme Okon

Silver Spring, United States
Researcher, Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner at Independent Professional
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Joined October 9, 2022


Ukpeme Akpan Okon is a lawyer, arbitrator, adjudicator, author, mediator, Ambassador for Peace and trainer, with over fourteen years background in law practice, training, peacebuilding, and leadership. She is the Founder, a Trustee, and the President of Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria (GAIN), as well as the author of The Values String: A book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace. Her core competencies include mediation, negotiation, writing and research, opinion writing, Alternative Dispute Resolution, public speaking, capacity building, as well as excellent organization, meaningful communication and time-management. A trailblazer, she is the Pioneer Coordinator of Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, Abuja. She has held other leadership positions. Ukpeme is a member of Women, Peace and Security Network. She is a former Assistant General Secretary of International Federation of Women Lawyers, Abuja Branch. She has served on the Zero Draft sub-committee of Non-Governmental Organization / United Nations Convention on the Status of Women. Ukpeme was the secretary of Abuja Chapter, Nigeria Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators from year 2008-2015. She is one of the signatories to an application to establish the Abuja Chapter. She is a member of other organizations. A resource person, with papers and presentations to her credit, she has served as Rapporteur on various assignments, and was a panelist at a High Level event of the United Nations General Assembly. Ukpeme was awarded the title "Ambassador for Peace" by the Universal Peace Federation. She is a multi-awardee. Ukpeme is a Rotarian and enjoys peacebuilding, music, dancing, volunteering, travelling, wellness, and nature. She is musically known as UkpEmem. Ukpeme is very skilled in handling tasks effectively and efficiently, and is interested in fostering knowledge for productivity, through sterling team work and leadership. Specialties: Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Organization, Writing, Arbitration, Adjudication, Leadership, Singing, Public Speaking, Mentorship, Research and Presentation.
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Independent Professional
Feb 2006 – Present
United States
Researcher, Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner