Deputy Director

Achere Cole holds a master’s degree in public policy and management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a second master’s degree in law from the University of Lagos. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003 and is a CEDR UK Accredited mediator. Achere has national and regional experience in building ADR mechanisms and capacity.

She consulted for the Judiciary of Kenya and the International Development Law Organization on a project to support the implementation of the Sustaining Judiciary Transformation Blueprint of the Judiciary of Kenya and was an External Evaluator for a Court Annexed Pilot Project that was commissioned by the Kenya office of the IDLO and International Commission of Jurists, The Kenya Human Rights Commission and the High Court of Kenya, for the family and commercial divisions of Milamani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya.

Achere teaches courses at the LMDC and was a trainer, assessor and mentor for a Justice for All project on “increasing access to mediation and legal services for poor people”. She also provided training for mediators of the Kaduna and Abia Multi-Door Courthouses under a World Bank assisted project to expand ADR institutions in Nigeria. She is a trained election observer by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre, Ghana. she is now Deputy Director and Head of Operations of the LMDC.