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Comhlámh will be launching the 2017-2021 strategic plan, the fruits of much discussion in 2016. The AGM is the moment of renewal of the board as a number of members pass on the baton after many years of sterling work. It’s also a moment of connection as members from different members’ groups gather and connect up with each other’s work. Collette O’Regan will facilitate a participatory process to have members explore on how they will get behind implementing the new strategic plan.
For more information, visit https://www.comhlamh.org/2017/05/comhlamh-agm-25th-may-2017/.
Are you looking for a quick and efficient way to gather key evaluation information from projects and programmes, without doing an in-depth, root-and-branch study? An Effectiveness Review might be just what you need. Over the past two years, Misean Cara has used this methodology to review 26 of its projects in six countries. Join us and the consultants who conducted the reviews, who will present the methodology, their experience of using it and recommendations for how best to apply it.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will feature keynote addresses from:
· Mr. Jayant Mauskar, a member of the Indian Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change
· Dr. Jacob Werksman, Principal Adviser for international climate policy at the European Commission
The conference will also feature contributions from a variety of other Indian and European experts. The conference programme can be viewed here.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite here.
This event on Africa Day will explore three of the most pressing issues facing girls and women in Ethiopia - education, early marriage and rural-urban migration.
Guest Speakers from Ethiopia
· Professor Tesfaye Semela, Director of the Centre for Policy and Development Research, Hawassa University.
· Dr. Alula Pankhurst, Director of Young Lives Ethiopia.
Inputs from Trinity College Dublin
· Ms. Louise Yorke, PhD Candidate.
· Professor Robbie Gilligan.
· Professor Susan Murphy.
This event is organised by the School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD with the support of the Trinity International Development Initiative and the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme.
This seminar will be addressed by the following distinguished speakers:
Prof. Vuyisile T. Msila, University of South Africa.
Prof. Keith Lewin, Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex.
John Fitzsimons, Camara Education
His Excellency Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcau, Ambassador of South Africa to Ireland, will give the opening address
Young people in Africa are an enormous resource for the continent's developments and thus the African Union Heads of State and Government declared the theme for 2017 to be 'Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth'. To celebrate this day, TIDI is hosting a series of seminars. TIDI is also supporting two other seminars on education and young people in Africa, organised through the TCD School of Social Work and Social Policy. Details are on the TIDI website, www.tcd.ie/tidi
A reception will be held in the Atrium, Trinity College, from 17:00 - 18:00, with an opening address by Prof. Paula Murphy, TCD Registrar. Please RSVP to Dr. Mairéad Finn, TIDI Coordinator, email@example.com, to reserve your place.
Join NYCI to meet the team involved in our Irish-Lebanon exchange, the young people, our Lebanese partners Al-Jana and invited speakers. Hear about the key messages the Irish change makers want to share with other Irish young people about tackling conflict in their lives, see what the young people can offer as workshops or presentations in your youth centres, explore creative processes in conflict transformation, and reinvigorate your own youth work practice working with young people in conflict.
To book onto this free seminar please click here.
The workshop will cover writing for advocacy, editing, styling, and new media including videologging. A special guest facilitator, HIV activist and advocate Robbie Lawlor, will also provide training on the “dos and don'ts” of messaging for HIV advocacy. Attendees will have the opportunity to join a campaign to produce a series of short articles on HIV issues, culminating in website, email, and social media publicity for Irish AIDS Day on June 15th. The workshop is FREE to attend. Please RSVP to reserve a place to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seminar, hosted by Centre for Global Education, Development Studies Association Ireland and St. Mary’s University College, Belfast, will discuss how related education sectors can work together toward achieving SDG 4.7. Speakers: Mary Van Vieshout (Development Studies Association Ireland, Chair); Nicola Browne (Director, Participation and the Practice of Rights); Frank Geary (Director, Irish Development Education Association); Elaine Nevin (National Director, ECO-UNESCO); and Dermot O’Brien (National Youth Council of Ireland). Participation is free but registration essential as numbers are limited to 40. To register visit: https://goo.gl/forms/MuYBhRMZwjlzQYnP2.
Registration is now open for the biggest disability law Summer School in the world, with a focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s Summer School Convenors are Dr Charles O’Mahony and Professor Gábor Gombos.
The theme for the 2017 Summer School is on psychosocial disability. It will focus on facilitating access to justice, recognition of legal capacity, the right to liberty and community living. The aim of the 5 day Summer School is to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to help them translate the generalities of the UN Convention into tangible reform for persons with disabilities.
Among many distinguished speakers, the summer school will feature Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Professor Nazila Ghanea of Oxford, and Ms. Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN-CERD.
Full program details and registration information are available at https://www.rightsandreligions.org/
Cost of attendance is €600, €450 concession rate for students and NGO staff and a 10% discount for registrations before the end of April.
The ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, is the premier summer school on the International Criminal Court. The summer school consists of five days of intensive lectures given by leading specialists on the subject. The summer school is attended by legal professionals, academics, postgraduate students and NGO workers, and as such is likely to be of interest to your readership. This year, we have a special session on corporate crimes at the International Criminal Court.
The Summer School will feature:
• Classes and various teaching and learning activities (as detailed in the flyer)
• Guest lectures with distinguished academics, leading practitioners, judges, and NGO representatives, including Prof. Michael O’Flaherty (EU Fundament Rights Agency), Prof. Giuseppe Martinico (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa), Prof. Francesco Palermo (University of Verona/Eurac-Bolzano-Bozen), Prof. Laurent Pech (Middlesex University), Prof. Ramses Wessel (University of Twente), Declan O’Dempsey BL (Cloisters and Chambers), Dr. Avv. Sondra Faccio (Santosuosso and Associates- University of Verona)
• Excursions and trips to discover picturesque Irish landscapes, and various social activities.
• Movie nights
The fees and additional information can be found at the website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international/study-maynooth/eu-law-summer-school/jean-monnet-summer-school
For further info please do contact us at email@example.com
A one-day workshop exploring rising inequality in Ireland and around the world, its causes and consequences, and what can be done about it. This is a development education training for community activists, workers and educators. As Europe and the US are witnessing a rise in xenophobia and nationalism and a backlash against globalisation, many are asking what the relationship is between globalisation and inequality. And how does this contribute to the discontent giving rise to this political shift we are seeing. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to participate in activities and exercises that will help you explore the issue of growing inequality in the context of globalisation with others. Contact Helena Mc Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org See https://devedlycs.wordpress.com/globalisation-and-inequality/
The applications for the 17th edition of the Odysseus Network Summer School are now open. The programme is organised under the umbrella of the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Participants in the Summer School include academics, EU and Member State(s) officials, PhD and graduate students, representatives of NGOs and international organisations, lawyers, judges. The deadline for registration is 10 June 2017.
The Summer School has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the EU from a legal perspective.For more information about the Summer School, visit the website: http://odysseus-network.eu/2017-summer-school-en/ or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This timely symposium, hosted by Public Policy Exchange, offers an invaluable opportunity for practitioners across the police, social and health services, NGOs and other key stakeholders to examine the progress in implementing the UK's Modern Slavery Act assess the potential implications of Brexit in the fight against human trafficking and discuss the way forward.
For further information and to register, please click here.
(16) IDEA AGM & Annual Conference: 8 June, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Dublin 8
The theme of this year's conference is Global Citizenship in a Time of Isolationism, and our keynote speaker is Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of Guantánamo Diary (joining us via weblink).
For more details and to register, please click here.