Courses and Training

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(1) Carmichael Autumn/Winter 2019 Scheduled Training Programme

(2) Nurturing Change-Makers, Imagining a Better World - Applications open for Creativity & Change Accredited Course

This accredited Special Purpose Award programme targets educators, change-makers, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers, and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes. The course will be carried out 1 weekend per month from September to May. Find out more here or email

(3) 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:

(4) 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 or or email Apply here.