Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

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(1) INEE Webinar: COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Education in Emergencies: 1pm, 26 March

The Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is hosting a webinar to orient EiE practitioners to the online collection of COVID-19 tools, resources, and guidance. This first webinar will be conducted in English and all are welcome to join. Registration is free. Find out more.

(2) GBV AoR Webinar: Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls: 11am, 26 March

Recent travel restrictions due to COVID-19 prevent the REGA team from providing their normal level of in-country support. Therefore, they have organized a series of short, field-oriented webinars to ensure that technical support is constant during this global crisis. The webinars will be held every Thursday from the 19 March for at least 6 weeks. The target audience is members of national and sub-national GBV sub-clusters and working groups. Humanitarian actors in general are also welcome to join. Webinars will be delivered through Zoom and a link will be shared a couple of days before each webinar. Find out more.

(3) Weekly Webinar Series - Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER Alliance for Global Health Partnerships: Friday’s at 1pm

This series of webinars will focus on healthcare professionals and overseas staff working in Global Health in the era of COVID-19. The webinars will be held each Friday hosting experts to discuss several COVID-19 topics relevant to health professionals working in global health. Topics over the weeks will include, but not limited to:  essential preparations for individual work in global health; how to assess the risks related to travel and international meetings; how to collaborate and support your partners; how to protect your staff; donor related issues; social inclusion and protection of vulnerable populations; and voices and perspectives from Lower-Middle income countries. Find out more.

(4) Virtual Learning Conversation: Managing Overload Amid Massive Change: 1 April

Taking place at 11am in Eastern Time (US and Canada). Many NGOs and non-profits are experiencing increasing demands for their services while simultaneously facing more significant challenges in delivering those services. In response, they are implementing substantial changes to their strategies, their operating models, and their organizational processes. However, leaders report the conditions leading to the need for these shifts are occurring at a rate faster than their organizations can adapt, creating a feeling of overload among leaders and their staff. Join experts in a collaborative session exploring the implications of overload if left unchecked, identifying the conditions that can cause overload, and providing four steps leaders should take to manage overload. Find out more.

(5) STAND Webinar: Are Irish Colleges Places of Equality?: 7-8pm, 2 April

STAND’s #campusequality webinar will look at what is (and isn’t) being done in order to promote equality on college campuses across Ireland. You will hear from student representatives in four key areas: LGBTQ+ issues, ethnic minority issues, socio-economic issues, and disability/access issues. Find out more.

(6) Adapting to Covid-19: Defending the Public Interest in Vaccines and Medical Development: 10-11.30am, 7 April, Online 

Access to Medicines Ireland will now hold their conference online via Zoom. The global health emergency caused by the new coronavirus outbreak should bring countries, international organizations, NGOs, investors and industry together to agree on a new social contract where industry acknowledges it cannot both have and eat the cake: If more public money is going to be spent directly on the development of new products and vaccines, the price of the products has to be closer to the marginal cost of production. Governments then need to keep their end of the bargain and invest in robust health systems to provide prevention, treatment, and care. Drug markets will not fix themselves. This web conference will examine these issues. Find out more.

(7) CONFERENCE Rethinking Fashion: Clothes Shouldn’t Cost the Earth: CANCELLED

(8) One World Week Workshops

One World Week Workshops will be a free 2 hour workshop aimed at young people and youth workers. The workshops will use non-formal development education methods that will connect young people and youth workers with Climate Change and taking action in their community. Find out more.