At the SilverBirch Hotel, Omagh
Over two days we looked at the importance of early childhood development initiatives in building a shared and peaceful future.
Participants attended the conference to:
Dr Rima Salah
RIMA SALAH has served as a Member of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Peace Operations; as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, in the peacekeeping Mission in Chad; and as Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF. Dr. Salah Chairs the Early Child Peace Consortium and is on the Voluntary Faculty at The Yale Child Study Center.
Founding Principal of studioMLA
Mike is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Harvard University Graduate school of Design and prior to founding studioMLA, has practiced architecture in Paris, New York, and Boston since 1982. In addition to his leadership role at the firm, he is on the board of several non-profit organizations and writes, speaks and gives workshops on sustainability, adaptive re-use and the design of children’s educational and play environments. As one of the country’s leading architects in the design of buildings and outdoor spaces for children, Mike has served as an advisor to the American Academy of Pediatrics, taught the Institute on Childcare Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for seven years, and has been instrumental in organizing the World Forum “onDesign” conferences at UC Berkeley and in Rotorua, New Zealand.