Irish Council of Churches. Irish Inter-Church Meeting

Peace building in protracted crises

Christian Aid



Grafton Street


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Christian Aid Ireland invites you to a policy and programming seminar on peace building in protracted crises. 

Venue: The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Date: 17 November 2016, 9:00am – 3:00pm

This year, Christian Aid Ireland has taken leadership on the work of Tackling Violence Building Peace.

1.5 billion people live in areas affected by conflict, insecurity or large–scale criminal violence. These countries often have the highest rates of poverty.

The breakdown of social structures caused by conflict has a ripple effect of displacement, forced migration, and long–term dependency.

Christian Aid Ireland aims to become a centre of excellence in this field, specialising in peace building in protracted crises.

This seminar will cover a number of themes from global trends and responses in violence and peace to the peace process in Colombia, protracted crises in Syria, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Ireland and the role Ireland can play in peace building efforts.

Speakers include

Rosamond Bennett: Chief Executive Officer, Christian Aid Ireland

Harriet Lamb: Chief Executive Officer, International Alert

John Gilroy: Deputy Head of the Conflict Resolution Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr. Shirley Graham: Research Fellow affiliated with the Irish Institute for Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction 

Eamon Gilmore: EU Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia 

Diego Alejandro: Programme Manager, AB Colombia 

Professor Ray Murphy: Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway

Rajan Khosla: Country Director Myanmar, Christian Aid

Salomé Mbugua: Independent Researcher 

Dr. Duncan Morrow: Director of Community Engagement, Ulster University

Seminar agenda

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