Meetings, Seminars, Conferences & Workshops

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(1) International Development Charity or Solidarity?: 19 October, 10.30am - 4pm, Liberty Hall, Dublin

A workshop/think-in organised by Development Studies Association of Ireland Civil Society Study Group; Centre for Global Education, Belfast; and Siptu, DCU. In Ireland the role of development NGOs is rarely interrogated. There is a shared discourse across the government, NGO and academic sectors which may not be seen to encourage critical enquiry. One criticism of the work of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), especially with schools, has been that, in the past, too much emphasis was placed on the dependence of those in the ‘South’ and the need for individuals in the North to act for change, principally through charitable activities. This focus is creating a power imbalance that we might wish to interrogate from a social justice or solidarity perspective. Find out more. For more information and for expressions of interest (which we would like to receive by 30 August), please contact

(2) DSAI Annual Conference 2018 - The Development, Conflict and Security Nexus: Theory and Practice: 23 - 24 October

Key Note Address by Prof Nic Cheeseman author of ‘How to Rig an Election’. We will examine the securitisation of development, the high numbers of conflict and violent situations, its effects on society, people, democracy and world stability as well as the existing mechanisms to address this such as the Sustaining Peace Agenda, Inclusive Peace, SDG 16, etc. We will look at how integrating violence reduction strategies and peacebuilding into humanitarian programmes is carried out, ensuring better and longer term funding for interventions in protracted crises and influencing policy and resolutions at the international and regional level. Find out more.

(3) GDPR Summit: 4 December, 9.30am - 4pm, The Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare St, Dublin

GDPR compliance has offered charities the opportunity to recalibrate, innovate and engage with their donors in a more transparent and accountable way. The GDPR Summit will be looking at how far your organisation has come on its journey to compliance and trying to answer questions such as: Has data compliance affected the way your charity fundraises? Has the donor experience with your charity changed due to the GDPR? How clean is your data? What do you need to know about data segmentation and targeting donors in your CRM? Guest presenters will be drawn from the charity sector, business leaders, lawyers and data analysts. Find out more.