CAMC-O contributes to improving the legal and judicial environment in Burkina Faso, by reinforcing confidence between Burkinabè economic operators and their foreign partners, and by relieving congestion in state courts.

CAMC-O offers domestic economic operators and foreign investors an appropriate framework for settling their disputes, while preserving the integrity of their business relationships.

As part of its mission to promote the economic development of companies and commercial activities in Burkina Faso, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso (CCI-BF), a regulatory institution for players in the business world, has decided to set up an Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Centre.

The Center is a major innovation that contributes to improving, streamlining and securing the legal and judicial environment in Burkina Faso. It strengthens confidence between Burkina Faso’s economic operators and their foreign partners. In addition, it helps to relieve congestion in state courts. Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation are dispute resolution mechanisms whose organization is fundamentally based on the will of the parties. The use of these dispute resolution methods is a widespread trend that marks the modernization of litigation management, particularly in the business world. It preserves the fundamental values of business, namely, confidentiality, speed, impartiality, efficiency and profitability .

The Centre d’Arbitrage, de Médiation et Conciliation de Ouagadougou thus plays an essential role in the development and promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

The Board defines CAMC-O’s strategic orientations and approves its budget.
It is made up of twelve (12) members representing several socio-professional categories:
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso
  • Ministry of Justice
  • University of Ouagadougou
  • Conseil National du Patronat Maison de l’Entreprise
  • Ordre des Experts Comptables and Comptables Agréés
  • Order of Notaries
  • Bar Association
  • Order of Architects
  • Professional Association of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Professional Association of Insurance Companies
The main tasks of this committee are to:
  • confirm arbitrators and mediators
  • ensure the proper application of arbitration and mediation procedures
  • to examine the arbitral award as to form
It is made up of five (05) members recognized for their integrity, independence and thorough knowledge of arbitration and/or mediation procedures.
  • Chairman: Mr Jean Yado TOE, Professor of Law, OHADA expert
  • Vice-President: Mrs Clémence Rassolguéssida ILBOUDO/SAVADOGO: Magistrate of exceptional rank
  • Maître Souleymane OUEDRAOGO, Lawyer;
  • Maître Mamadou TRAORE, Lawyer.
  • Pr Souleymane TOE: Research professor

Board of Directors

Maître Mamadou TRAORE

Technical Committee

Jean Yado TOE
Clémence Rassolguessida ILBOUDO SAVADOGO
Professeur Soulemane TOE
Maître Souleymane OUEDRAOGO
Maître Mamadou TRAORE
Secrétaire Permanent

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that allows conflicting parties to find a negotiated solution to their conflicts. It always involves a third party who is a neutral and independent person whose essential role is to bring about a solution that the parties will mutually agree upon.
Sylvie Ouedraogo / Thiombiano
CAMC-O Mediator
Arbitration is technically a judicial resolution of a dispute. Judicial means that arbitrators do exactly the same work as a state judge. They resolve a dispute not by trying to reconcile the parties' viewpoints, but by applying legal rules. Exceptionally, when the parties give them this power, they can resolve the dispute based on principles of equity. This is an exception. Generally, the arbitrator resolves the dispute by applying legal rules.
Pierre Meyer
CAMC-O Arbitrator
The center selects a mediator from the list of mediators registered with the center. The center reviews the profiles, proposes a mediator to the parties, and if they agree, the center notifies you that you have been chosen for a mediation in a conflict between certain parties. You then declare your independence. A technical committee validates this choice, which is submitted to the parties before you start your mediation. The mediator is not allowed to discuss the case outside of the conflicting parties, even within a family context.
Brigitte Zongo / DA
CAMC-O Mediator
About CAMC-O

CAMC-O offers domestic economic operators and foreign investors an appropriate framework for settling their disputes, while preserving the integrity of their business relationships.

Address : 96, Avenue De Lyon
11 BP 275 Ouagadougou 11