Barry Fennell grew up in West Belfast. He is an experienced youth and community facilitator, trainer and practitioner within the organisation’s Programme Delivery team. He has extensive facilitation, project development, and group work experience and practice with young people, women’s groups, military families and international delegations. Barry has since 2006 managed and delivered a number of local and regional peace and reconciliation projects that have worked with many stakeholders and different communities to build relationships and break down barriers.

Barry holds a Degree in Political Science and European History & Literature, a Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies and a Master’s Degree in Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution Processes, Peace building Strategies, Facilitation & Mediation Techniques all from the University of Ulster. He has tutored part-time for Queens University’s Open Learning Programme and is also a qualified youth worker.

Barry has designed Good Relations, Equality, Diversity and Development Training for Co-operation Ireland staff. He is a Community Trainer with the Volunteer Development Agency and is on the Register of Consultants with the Community Relations Council, Northern Ireland. Barry has also presented papers and co-facilitated workshops at a number of international conferences.