Sep 2011

Partners from the regions of Jammu and Kashmir, and the South Caucasus are currently in the UK to exchange their wealth of experience of living and working in these areas. Ershad Mahmood and Fayaz Ahmad Dar join us on Commonwealth Scholarships. Ershad is Executive Director of the Centre for Peace, Development and Reforms while Fayaz has led on a research project focusing on youth in Indian-administered Kashmir. Their visit coincides with strategic planning workshops in London for a range of partners affected by the Georgian–Abkhaz conflict, who have been sharing ideas with the Kashmiri partners on youth engagement in peacebuilding.