Co-operation Ireland Programme Managers Dr Alan Largey and Barry Fennell have travelled to South Korea this week to share knowledge of conflict resolution following the fresh impetus injected in to the Korean peace process through the summit between President of the United States Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jung Un in Vietnam.

Alan and Barry, who have advised on conflict resolution around the world, were in Seoul for the Global Peace Foundation’s Korean peace conference which features leading international experts, policy makers, and peace advocates sharing best practice on how to develop multi-sector partnerships for sustainable peace and development.

Co-operation Ireland contributed to the education and peacebuilding strand of the conference with Barry saying they were looking forward to sharing their knowledge, but also learning from other delegates.

“The convention will explore innovative models of conflict prevention and sustainable development in a number of significant areas and that will give us the opportunity to learn and hopefully bring back new thinking that may help our own peace process.

“The conference has attracted international political and civil society leaders, parliamentary leaders, corporate executives, influential clergy from diverse traditions, youth and women leaders, educators and community and NGO leaders from around the world and is a great opportunity to increase learning.”

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