Forthcoming Events

The Forthcoming Events section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openings, volunteer posts and sector courses, seminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right, or below if on a mobile device, to navigate through the different sections.

(1) Professor Pascaline Dupas, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, 2019 TIME Keynote Lecture: 5-6.30pm, 13 November, Dublin

Improving health outcomes for the bottom billion: Recent research findings and policy implications.

Many poor people around the world still do not benefit from essential health products such as vaccines and clean water, and/or lack access to quality care. In this lecture, Pascaline Dupas, Professor of Economics at Stanford University and co-chair of the Health Sector at MIT's Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) will examine the factors that limit coverage and discuss recent and ongoing research aiming to help identify effective health programs and policies. Taking place at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, 80 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Find out more.

(2) Home from Ethiopia: 6:30-8.30pm, 14 November, Dublin

Hear first-hand experience of the incredible work of transformation God is doing through Tearfund Ireland’s Self-Help Groups in Ethiopia in one of Dublin’s most iconic venues. You will hear inspiring stories of lives lifted out of poverty. Some of our supporters recently visited our Self-Help Groups in Ethiopia, and they’ll be sharing stories from their trip with us. They’ll tell us what motivated them to travel to Ethiopia, what they saw, and how it impacted them. Taking place at Bewley’s, Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Find out more.

(3) Social Justice Ireland's Annual Policy Conference: 9:30am-5.30pm, 26 November, Dublin

This year's conference will address 'The Challenges of Success - Addressing Populating Growth in Ireland'. Speakers include Roddy Doyle and Elizabeth Nixon, Sean Moynihan and Colette Bennett.  The conference will be chaired by Mick Clifford. Ireland's growing and ageing population is a success story. Advances in healthcare provision and healthier food, an increased awareness of wellbeing, and improved standards of living more generally have led to low infant mortality rates and increased life expectancy. But these improvements are not being experienced equally by all groups in Irish society, and they bring with them challenges in many policy areas. The first in a series of conferences on Ireland's changing demography, will focus on children and older people. Taking place at Croke Park, Ash Suite (Cusack Stand), Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Find out more.

(4) Irish Aid’s Annual Father Michael Kelly HIV and AIDS Lecture: 5-7.30 pm, 28 November, Dublin

The Irish Global Health Network is facilitating Irish Aid’s Annual Father Michael Kelly HIV and AIDS Lecture. This year’s theme is Women, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. There is no fee to attend this event, but please register ahead of time to secure a seat. The lecture will include a video address from Father Michael Kelly in Zambia, and will be moderated by broadcaster and entertainer, Dil Wickramesinghe. Taking place at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2. Find out more.

(5) International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People: 6-8pm, 29 November, Cork

You are invited to an evening of celebration for the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The evening will include input from Senator Frances Black on her Bill: The Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) Bill, a screening of Sumud, Everyday Resistance produced by Trocaire and delicious Palestinian food provided by Izz Cafe. The evening is being organised by Trócaire and Development Perspectives. The event is in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Registration is essential. Taking place at Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork. Find out more.

(6) 4th Annual ESTHER Partnership Forum: 9.30am-3.30pm, 3 December, Dublin

ESTHER Ireland will co-host the 4th annual ESTHER Partnership Forum. This event will bring together ESTHER Ireland Partners, health personnel engaged in health links with less developed countries, and others interested in learning more about health partnerships. Attendees will gain insight into the characteristics of good partnerships; learn about working effectively cross-culturally; and also take home practical tips about how to raise funds for partnerships. The event will include a keynote from THET CEO, Ben Simms (TBC), and feature workshops, skills sessions, plenaries and posters, culminating in an 'Unsung Heroes' awards ceremony acknowledging outstanding contributions made by individuals working in health partnerships. ESTHER Ireland is part of the HSE Global Health Programme and is managed by the Irish Global Health Network with support from Irish Aid. Taking place at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 2. Find out more.

(7) IDEA Launch of Code of Good Practice for Development Education in Ireland: 9.30am, 3 December, Dublin

The Irish Development Education Association is launching the Code of Good Practice for Development Education in Ireland, developed by IDEA and our members. This will be followed by a training workshop for IDEA members who wish to sign up to be part of the Code roll-out. Taking place at the Davenport Hotel, Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2. Find out more.

(8)YOUth Summit on Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals: 5 December

There is a Climate crisis affecting the future of our planet. Young people have been recognised as a key stakeholder in achieving the SDGs and Ireland must produce a new SDGs National Implementation Plan in 2020. This Summit will hear from some of those taking Climate action – at personal, local, national, and global levels. The Summit will showcase work done by young people on Climate Action and the SDGs and we will hear from young people and organisations who have taken action on issues affecting young people. There will be games, interactive discussions, opportunities to meet with others and have the chats and make future plans. Find out more.

(9) Education for Transformation in Post-Conflict Contexts, A Focus on South Sudan: 4-6pm, 11 December, Maynooth

The Maynooth University Departments of International Development, History and Education will host a public seminar on Education for Transformation in Post-Conflict Contexts with a focus on South Sudan in Renehan Hall, Maynooth University South Campus. The event will host facilitators and speakers including Dr Thomas Walsh (MU), Dr Eilish Dillon (MU), Dr Walt Kilroy (DCU), and Dr Jacinta Prunty (MU). All are welcome. Find out more.