Good afternoon conference delegates. Hopefully you have been well fed over lunch time, and not too sleepy as a result! My name is John Carson from the Fund’s Belfast Office. My aim is to provide you with an overview of one of the four key areas of the Fund’s activity – namely Building Integration or moving towards a more integrated society. And to ensure we keep to the allotted time of 1 hour!
Let me outline the Board’s current Strategy. Important to emphasise the need for adopting this strategy in securing continued contribution from the US (reluctance of the US to continue supporting purely economic intervention and their interest on the sharing agenda – education, housing, community groups). Each of our programmes complement the actions of the two governments, but do not substitute for them.
International Fund for Ireland FORUM FOR CITIES IN TRANSITION Derry / Londonderry 25 MAY 2011
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