Monina O’Prey brings a strong commitment to community development, conflict transformation and peacebuilding work and has been an activist for more than forty years. She has strong working knowledge of the community and voluntary sectors in Northern Ireland and retains wide-ranging contacts in both. Having been both a grantee, and grant-maker for several funders, she has significant experience of the independent funding sector. She has delivered several action-research programmes with a focus on leadership, community empowerment, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, social justice and human rights work. She also has extensive experience of working internationally in regions of communal conflict and is currently a fellow of the Social Change Initiative.