Segun Ogunyannwo
FICMC, FSPSP, CEDR (UK) & MTI (US) Accredited Mediator

Segun is an acclaimed mediator and trainer of mediators. He holds a first degree in Mechanical Engineering with extensive experience in Training and Human Capital Development. He brings to the mediation process, the creativity and ingenuity of an Engineer – calling the process, “Human Engineering”. He also holds a Masters’ degree in “Peace and Conflict Studies”.


’Segun consults for and trains mediators for the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Midwestern Oil and Gas Company, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), German Agency for International Development (GIZ), DFID – Justice for All (J4A), Kofi Annan International Peace-making Training Centre (KAIPTC), Mercy Corps (MC), International Republican Institute (IRI), Heartland Alliance International (HAI), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Partnership Initiatives In the Niger Delta (PIND), etc.


He won the international ‘Call for Consultants’ and was engaged to conduct the Neutral Mediation, Dialogue Facilitation and Training of Trainers (TOT) certification courses for staff of the Danish Demining Group (DDG), an arm of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). He is one of the consultants and facilitators for the UNDP sponsored project for Civilian Joint Task Force and Vigilante Groups from the North East. He is presently consulting for UNDP on the Integrated Approach to Nigeria’s Farmers/Herders Crisis. ’Segun was a consultant (classification unit) on the Presidential Amnesty Program for ex-militants of the Niger Delta. He has done extensive research on the Effects of Personality Types on Team-building and Organizational Performance, the Financial Cost of Un-resolved Workplace Conflicts, the Role of Women in Peace-building, Family Mediation and Application of ADR in the Criminal Justice System.


’Segun was ‘Judge’ for the National Client Interviewing and Counseling Skills Competition for University Law Students. He is presently conducting the ICMC Professional ADR Accreditation and Certification course for Nigerian Law-School Students in the six (6) campuses. He is the first Nigerian to receive the prestigious International Mediation Accreditation from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London. He is also an MTII (Mediation Training Institute International, USA) Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflicts. He equally has certification in Preventive Peace-building from the West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), a renowned regional Peace-building Organization. He served as a volunteer mediator at the Citizen’s Rights’ Commission, Lagos State Ministry of Justice.


‘Segun wrote the proposal for the establishment of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) and served as the first in-house mediator. He also wrote the proposals for the establishment of the Kano, Uyo and Ogun Multi-Door Courthouses and served as Consultant on the projects. He is presently the GIZ Consultant for the establishment of the Plateau and Niger State Multi-Door Courthouses.


He is the Founder and President of Mediation Training Institute (MTI-Nigeria). He is the current Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fellow and Member, Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC). He is also a Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice, (SPSP). He is a member of the ADR Committee, of the FCT, Abuja Judiciary.


He is on the Panels of Neutrals of the Abuja, Kano and Ogun Multi-Door Courthouses, Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); Member, Boards of Trustees of International Institute for Leadership and Governance (INILAG), Initiative for African Peace (Afri-Peace), Just One Foundation and Network of African Peace-builders (NAPS).


’Segun is the author of The Effective Mediator, a resource material for practicing and aspiring mediators. He loves peace and people, demonstrating deep knowledge and understanding of human nature. He is adjudged one of the best mediators and trainers of mediators in Africa and has been appointed as an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation.