Edel is seconded from the Irish Youth Foundation to Youth Work Ireland until April 2020 in order to support and advice a new operational structure for the YouthBank programme under new management.  

Experience in youth-led grantmaking:

Edel took up post as YouthBank Development Officer with the Irish Youth Foundation in September 2006 supporting and developing the YouthBank network across the Republic of Ireland.  In 2014 the leadership and responsibility for the strategic direction of YouthBank was transferred from Community Foundation Northern Ireland to the Irish Youth Foundation.   Edel became co-ordinator of the YouthBank programme across the island of Ireland.

Previous to this, Edel worked for Foroige National Youth Organisation as a Project Co-ordinator in Longford. This included co-ordinating the Longford YouthBank.  Therefore her experience with YouthBank spans over 16 years from YouthBank local co-ordinator, ROI development officer,  all island of Ireland co-ordinator and now its new phase of development within Youth Work Ireland. 

Edel has also been involved in international YouthBank development work and has traveled to Georgia, Krygyzstan, Poland and Azerbaijan delivering training on the YouthBank model.  Edel is an advisory board member of YouthBank International contributing to and receiving valuable insights and perspectives from other regions of the world practicing YouthBank

Contact Edel: emaughan@youthworkireland.ie  or +353 868101107

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