8 December 2007
Educated by the Presentation Brothers in Ghana, Emmanuel is a living example of the importance of investing in people, something he also stressed in his presentation.
Whilst urging a focus on conflict prevention rather than post-conflict reconstruction he argued that the best solution is to transform, rather than resolve conflict.
On a global level, the most effective way of transforming conflict is through mediation, facilitation, conciliation and negotiation, a lesson much of the world has still to absorb given its propensity to try and impose peace by force as exemplified by Iraq and the “war on terror”.
A more detailed account of Emmanuel’s presentation can be found at the Edmund Rice International website.