Foundation for Peace working in Uganda

March 19, 2015 | Nick Taylor

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace are in Uganda to attend a meeting of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum to speak about how countries in the Horn of Africa  develop their skills in counter terrorism.  Director of Commissions, Kelly Simcock, is in Kampala to speak at the meeting.

The meeting brings together national, regional and international experts, government officials, programme managers, and representatives from the diplomatic community to share experiences and good practices to counter the threat from terrorism.

In particular the meeting will look at anti-­money laundering and dealing with the financing of terrorism, stopping violent extremism; and and how criminal justice needs to be improved.

The event builds upon other global initiatives such as the  outcome of the Countering Violent Extremism Summit that took place in Washington, US in February and the need to foster joint and balanced cooperation to counter extremism including: security measures, community engagement, and intra-­faith dialogue and protection of human rights.

Kelly will highlight our national initiatives and programme FOR PEACE sharing the Foundation’s approach with the global community.