Started from the bottom
now we’re here!
In 2018, when Agami launched the E-ADR Challenge, it was unimaginable for most Indians that disputes could be resolved anywhere but the courts. Today, along with support from our partners and network, ODR is being unlocked nationally. Here's a brief timeline of how ODR was catalysed in India.Play Video
Agami in association with NITI Aayog and Omidyar Network India, and ably supported by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, ICICI Bank, Trilegal, Dalberg, Dvara Research, and NIPFP are launching the ODR Handbook – an information guide to accelerate the adoption of ODR by businesses.
ODR: A Business Priority
A common theme through the June 2020 meeting was the need for businesses to actively adopt ODR to Enhance the Ease of Doing Business, particularly now in light of COVID19. To catalyse this shift, NITI Aayog, Agami, Omidyar Network India along with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised an open online meeting with key business, government, and legal representatives to signal to the industry that ODR was an idea whose time had come. The meeting can be viewed here and key takeaways can be accessed here.
ODR: A National Priority
Spurred by the success of ODR Week in introducing the ODR community in India to the world, Agami in association with NITI Aayog and Omidyar Network India brought together senior members of the Judiciary, Government and Businesses in a closed door meeting to identify pathways to recognize the full potential of ODR in India. See the five key insights here and key takeaways here. What emerged were key insights and a multi-stakeholder agreement to work collaboratively to ensure efforts are taken to scale online dispute resolution in India. See the five key insights here and key takeaways here!
Just as Autonomy 3.0 geared towards exploring developing capacity for nationwide ODR was around the corner, COVID19 hit India. Agami along with Autonomy came together for the largest (and open) weeklong online ODR meetup yet. The themes ranged from showcasing ODR solutions to identifying use cases for ODR to discussing building capacity for ODR in India. Watch the series here .
Triggering the Demand
With the movement underway and ODR solutions taking shape and growing in their capabilities, we looked to the demand side, and partnered with Vahura, to expand the ecosystem further with an Enterprise Leaders’ Circle – triggering businesses to innovate with ODR in house and to create the appetite and market that our community of innovators can service.