Barry and Alan recently attended the Global Peace Conference in the Great Lakes region of Uganda entitled Moral and Innovative Leadership/New Models for Sustainable Development.  Held in the Monyonyo Commonwealth Resort Kampala over 2 days in August Barry and Alan took part  not only as conference  delegates but also as presenters.  They launched  the Peace Learning Hub, a joint venture between Co-operation Ireland and Global Peace Foundation

The visit was part of the pair's long standing links between the two organisations
The conference which ran over two days in the Uganda.

The conference was very well attended with delegates form all over Africa, America, Tanzania, Korea and of course Northern Ireland

The launch of the Peace Learning Hub was well attended and there was plenty of scope for further development of Co-operation Ireland's involvement in this new initiative.  The partnership will provide learning environment for countries in conflict where the lessons of the Northern Ireland conflict can be shared with other countries.