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.
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