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Democratising Governance in Transition
Groundwork NI, in partnership with
Intercomm, has been awarded £439,000 from the EU’s PEACE III
Programme under Priority 2.2 Key Institutional Capacities are
developed for a Shared Society to deliver the DGIT
The DGIT programme is a unique partnership
between local residents and the public sector. The aim of the
project is to improve service delivery and maximise resource
provision at the point of need, especially in interface areas. DGIT
seeks to do this by:
Working with three interface community
partnerships, in Duncairn Gardens, Whitewell in North Belfast and
the Bishop St/Fountain area in Derry/Londonderry, new models of
collaborative working will be developed. Using an
evidence-based approach, with GIS
Mapping, a range of skills and knowledge will be developed by
Using a community-based model of
SROI (Social Return on Investment) local people
will be able to monitor and evaluate local service provision. Such
skills and knowledge will be captured in a project toolkit that can
be adapted to the needs of other communities and services for a
better quality of life.
For further information on DGIT please
contact Ciaran Shannon on 028 90749494 or email@example.com
Bryon Bland from the Stanford Centre on
International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) facilitates the DGIT
Collaborative Leadership Programme with Ciarán Shannon, DGIT
Manager, John Loughran, Intercomm.
Groundwork NI and Intercomm are delighted to announce that the
initial phase of its Collaborative Leadership programme which was
launched in Templepatrick on the 13th and 14th September 2011 has
been a success. This residential event was attended by
representatives from over twenty key statutory organisations, local
authorities, community organisations and politicians from North
Belfast and Derry. The two day residential was facilitated by
internationally renowned academic and associate director of the
Stanford Centre on International Conflict and Negotiation in
California, Bryon Bland.
Bland also visited Derry on Friday 16th September to meet with
key interface workers and facilitated a round table discussion with
community and statutory representatives from across the city. This
session was hosted the Peace & Reconciliation Centre and had
been arranged as part of the DGIT Programme as a result of
discussions with Michael Doherty from the group. While in Derry
Byron also had the opportunity to meet local political
representatives including Junior Minister Martina Anderson.
In keeping with the ethos of the DGIT Programme, Byron also
facilitated discussions focusing on the proposed development at
Girdwood, which is being led by Belfast City Council. He also spent
time with Newtownabbey Borough Council officials, councilors and
community representatives looking at the proposed development of
Valley Park as a shared space.
For further information on DGIT please contact Ciaran Shannon on
028 90749494 or firstname.lastname@example.org