10.00am Conference opened by Mr. Tom Lavin Chairman IRL
10.10am Overview – What are the Opportunities?
Guest Speakers include;
Paul Skinnader- Pobal
Gina McIntyre – CEO SEUPB
Paddy Harte – Chairperson (IFI) International Fund for Ireland
DFA (Ireland Fund)
Questions & Answers Session
11.00am Breakout Session 1 - Community Development Principles & Building Capacity
Community Engagement and Empowerment – Seamus Boland IRL
Engaging your people and Succession planning – Carol Lambe.
Challenges and Problem Solving – Anthony Saores, Centre for Cross Border Studies.
Workshops in Breakout Session 2 will run twice to allow participants attend 2 sessions. Each workshop will be facilitated with a short presentation on the topic.
11.40am Breakout Session 2A –
Room 1: Health & Wellbeing – Institute of Public Health
Room 2: Environment/Biodiversity & Climate Change – Aidan Campbell, RCN
Room 3: Rural Tourism – Speaker TBA
Room 4: Social Enterprise Development – Derek Browne.
Room 5: Smart Villages- Pat Kennedy (Econceptz)
12.10pm BREAK (10 mins)
12.20pm Breakout Session 2B
Health & Wellbeing – Institute of Public Health
Environment/Biodiversity & Climate Change – Aidan Campbell
Rural Tourism – TBA
Social Enterprise Development – Derek Browne
Smart Villages- Pat Kennedy (Econceptz)
1pm Feedback Session and Plenary
1.30pm Conference end