Is local peacebuilding still relevant almost 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement?

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Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
Community Development for Northern Ireland
Date of publication
1 September 2012
In brief: reflections from the Communities in Transition Programme
Community Development and Regeneration, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This paper offers information gathered and lessons learned from the evaluation of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland's Communities in Transitions 2 Programme regarding the relevance of peace-building almost 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement. The document outlines some of the challenges faced by the Communities in Transition 2 Programme as a result of the specific community tensions in Northern Ireland and shows what was done to over come them and why such efforts were successful. The programme tried to meet these challenges by locating its work at the interface between community development and peace-building on the assumption that communities in Northern Ireland suffer not just social and economic need, but the consequences of over thirty years of violent conflict.