IBM praised for work on tackling social deprivation - McCann
Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann praised IBM representatives for the work they are currently involved in in West and East Belfast which will see them provide a road map for tackling deprivation.
Following a meeting with IBM representatives she said,
“Last year Belfast was selected for an international team from IBM to come to the city for a three week period to examine issues of persistent segregation and deprivation and how they can be tackled.
"When I met the team we discussed the Executives Delivering Social Change Framework which co-ordinates efforts across Departments to take forward work on priority social policy.
"Delivering Social Change is an outcomes based framework which is primarily concerned with tackling poverty and disadvantage and addressing issues associated with it.
"The IBM team were keen to gain an understanding of all the issues involved and share their expertise on how the cycle of deprivation can be broken”