The Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration is a center for international commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Act No. 26 of 2013 established the centre. 26 of 2013 to promote international commercial arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.
The NCIA is a neutral forum for international arbitration and has the commitment to provide institutional support to the arbitral process. NCIA also offers domestic arbitration as well as other forms of dispute resolution, such mediation. The NCIA is an independent institution that is managed by a Board of Directors made up of professionals from the East Africa Region. The Centre's directors are highly skilled practitioners who have multiple skills. While the board serves as an oversight body, it is not responsible for Arbitration or Mediation. This is the primary function performed by independent and professional Arbitrators and Mediators who are accredited by the Centre. A Registrar/Chief executive officer and technical staff from the Secretariat are responsible for the daily management of NCIA.