Avila Kilmurray is the migration and peace building executive at the Social Change Initiative. Her work in peace building stretches back to 1975 when she was active in the community center and philanthropy in Northern Ireland. Since then she has worked tirelessly to promote peace in various roles, including as director of the Community Foundation where she managed the EU PEACE Programme for the re-integration of politically motivated ex-prisoners as well as the victims/survivors of violence.
Here she sits down with Alliance digital editor, Charlotte Kilpatrick to discuss the role philanthropy can play in peace building.
Charlotte Kilpatrick: can you tell me a bit about your role at the Social Change Initiative?