Monina is a peace building activist from Northern Ireland, with over 30 years’ expertise in developing and delivering grass-roots peace building, community development and social justice programmes and campaigns.
Her work has included anti-poverty campaigns, work with lone parents, and extensive engagement with excluded loyalist and republican communities.
She has combined work at the grass roots with roles as a policy advocate and as a funder.
She is using her fellowship to review previous philanthropic initiatives to promote peace and reconciliation.
She is documenting and reflecting on the success and failures of these initiatives with a view to distilling key lessons for the development of future programmes including those in other conflict situations.
Based in Derry / Londonderry