Courses and Training

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(1) Carmichael Autumn/Winter 2019 Scheduled Training Programme

(2) Comhlámh Global Tade Justice Course 2019

This course is open to anyone interested in learning about the impact of international trade on the global economy. Are you interested in finding out how trade structures affect your life and those in the Global South? Are you motivated to learn how you can make a difference by campaigning to change these structures? Then the Comlámh Trade Justice Course is for you! This six evening course, taking place from 19 September – 24 October, will introduce you to, and demystify, the world of global trade. In the current economic climate we all feel the impact of international trade on our lives. Find out more.

(3) 'Exploring Financial Justice in Latin America' - 6 Week Evening Course

Join this 6-week evening course to explore the impact of the global financial system on Latin American countries with a special focus on debt, trade, the environment and the resistance to neoliberalism. Among the current issues in focus will be Argentina's debt crisis and vulture funds, the controversial MERCOSUR deal, the burning of the Amazon, and the challenges faced by anti-capitalists in the region. The course is participatory, action focused and requires no previous knowledge on these issues. Taking place 16 October – 20 November. Find out more.

(4) Viatores Christi Venture Training for Development Programme Autumn 2019

This 4-weekend programme (with some online modules) aims to prepare prospective development workers/volunteers for working and living in a developing country. The programme is conducted over four intensive weekends between September and December.  While providing a grounding in practical overseas development it will help participants to discern if a long term volunteer commitment is for them.  It is vitally important that development workers/ volunteers are well prepared; this helps ensure that they can remain committed to the challenges of living and working overseas.  Find out more.

(5) Eurocheck Security – Advanced Security Awareness Course

Our security awareness courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in low to medium risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. Taking place 24 –25 September. Find out more: www.eurocheck.ie

(6) Eurocheck Security – Basic Hostile Environment Course

Our basic hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal security subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma, sexual assault and extensive exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. Taking place 24-26 September. Find out more: www.eurocheck.ie.

(7) MA in International Development, Department of International Development, Maynooth University - Applications Open

MA in International Development - the Department of International Development, Maynooth University, invites applications to our MA programmes, which start in September 2019 (full- or part-time). Building on our work at the Kimmage Development Studies Centre, we facilitate learners to link development theory with practice, to question and seek alternatives to current development processes, and to learn how to turn development aspirations into realities in the Global South and North. The MA offers a unique flexible, university-based, or online learning, experience. The part-time MA option is most suited to those who wish to undertake the programme over two to five years, entirely online, or through a combination of classroom and online modes. For further details, see: Dept. of International Development or email: internationaldevelopment@mu.ie.

(8) MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - Applications Open

Applications open for NUI Galway's award-winning MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. NUI Galway's Masters Program in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS) is seeking motivated candidates with degrees in any relevant subject for the 2019-2020 academic year. We offer multidisciplinary training to help our students understand climate risks to global food supply, especially in the developing world, and to prepare for careers in climate-change mitigation. The course is a partnership with the international Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security which is led by CGIAR and Future Earth. Students undertake a 3-month research placement, supplemented by taught modules on agriculture, environmental policy, and climate impacts on gender, infrastructure and the rural economy. For more information, visit www.plantagbiosciences.org/msc-ccafs or www.nuigalway.ie/ccafs/ or email peter.mckeown@nuigalway.ie. Apply here.