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(1) Africa Day: 21 May, Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Applications for Community GroupsNGOsPerformers and Traders are now open. For further information and to download the application forms, visit the Get Involved section on the Africa Day website.

The deadline for applications is at 5pm on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

(2) Our World Irish Aid Awards 2017

This year’s Our World Irish Aid Award theme 'For People and Planet,' invites primary teachers and pupils to learn about the Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid in partner countries.  Schools are supported with: 

  • Child-friendly resources, like the very popular 12-page pupil’s magazine

  • Curriculum-linked teaching materials to help teachers deliver across the primary curriculum areas

  • An easy to use website with further information and project ideas

For more details and to register visit: www.ourworldirishaidawards.ie

Deadline for submission of project entries: 24 March 2017

(3) Interns from UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business available for 6-week summer placements.

The UCD Quinn School of Business Summer Internship Programme is an internationally recognised programme that attracts applications from students in top tier universities in the United States across disciplines such as finance, accounting, marketing, public relations and business analytics. The Quinn School is currently recruiting Dublin based organisations interested in hosting unpaid interns for a 6 week placement this summer. Beginning Monday, June 19th through July 27th, students will work during office hours Monday through Thursday with Friday free for class at UCD. Further information is available at this link or by contacting the Internship Manager on quinninternships@ucd.ie or 01 716 4756 / 4826. 

(4) Applications for EIL seed fund now open

The EIL Seed Fund Micro Grant Scheme exists to assist returned volunteers to overcome these barriers by providing successful applicants with funding, guidance and support to implement their own awareness-raising projects in Ireland.

Volunteers can apply to the Seed Fund as individuals or as part of a group. Individual Seed Fund Application https://goo.gl/KxJ72j, Group Seed Fund Application, https://goo.gl/nUX7lj.

For any further information or queries please contact aine@eilirleand.org.

(5) Call for papers - Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings

For this issue of RHM, we invite articles that offer new insights and evidence to contribute to the global knowledge base regarding SRHR in humanitarian crises, particularly in relation to the themes outlined below:

·         Heightened Risk and Vulnerability

·         Interventions and Responses

·         Legal and Policy Issues

We welcome analytical pieces, critical perspectives, and policy and human rights analyses that interrogate these issues, and we encourage original research articles, along with commentaries and viewpoints. Further, we invite critical reflections regarding the methodological and ethical challenges of conducting SRHR research in humanitarian settings. We also encourage the submission of narratives from individuals with relevant first-hand experiences, as well as contributions from affected countries and from activists and actors working in this field.

Download the complete Call for Papers here. Deadline: 1 May.