Conference Investigates New Model of Collaboration

Conference Investigates New Model of Collaboration

07 October 2014

The first policy roundtable in Phase Two of CollaborationNI was held recently at The Long Gallery in Stormont.

60 delegates gathered to examine the potential of supply chains as a model of collaboration. Politicians, civil servants and third sector leaders took part in the discussion, with a range of speakers providing their expertise and experience on the matter.

Guest speakers included Hugh Nelson from Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trust, Cameron Watt from NIFHA, Liam McNeill from Bryson Charitable Group, and Dr James Rees from the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC).

A report will be made available shortly, outlining the key findings and recommendations from the event, and CollaborationNI will set up a series of follow on meetings to discuss any potential actions in more detail.

Nigel McKinney, Director of Operations at Building Change Trust, said: “We believe that better collaboration between Northern Ireland’s voluntary organisations can help to ensure the ongoing needs of our local communities are met.

A conference of this nature which actively investigates a new model to support and develop collaboration is very important, and we look forward to seeing more activity taking place as a result of the expert advice and debate which took place on the day".

To find out more information on the follow up meetings please contact Nora Smith at CO3 on 028 90 245356.