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(1) Irish Aid Development Education Annual Grant Call 2020

The call for proposals will issue on 3 October 2019. Organisations who wish to apply for funding must request an Eligibility Form by emailing developmenteducation@dfa.ie. Organisations will then receive an Eligibility Form and relevant Application Form from Irish Aid. The closing date for receipt of completed eligibility forms is 5pm on 18 October 2019. All applicants will be notified of their eligibility status by 28 October 2019.

(2) Policy and Practice Issue 30 Call for Contributors

The Centre for Global Education invites contributions to Issue 30 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  The theme of Issue 30 is ‘Development Education and Climate Change’ and will debate how DE can contribute to the elevated public consciousness and activism on this most critical of issues.  Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300-word abstract to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, by 25 October 2019. The submission date for commissioned articles is 6 December 2019. Find out more.

(3) Irish Aid 2020 Civil Society Fund – now open

The 2020 Civil Society Fund Round is now open. The Civil Society Fund (CSF) is Irish Aid’s main project funding scheme. Applications are accepted on an annual basis from Irish and invited international civil society organisations to carry out development projects of between one and three years in duration. Find out more.

(4)SFI-DFAT Partnership: Future Innovator Prize 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) are engaging in a joint initiative, the AI for Societal Good Challenge and the Zero Emissions Challenge, that each offer a €2M prize award to interdisciplinary teams that develop disruptive STEM-based solutions that either leverage AI to address a significant societal challenge or that have transformative impact potential in achieving a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. These programmes support applications focused on delivering societal impact that will contribute to achieving the SDGs nationally and globally. Find out more.

(5) Cultivating Compassionate Global Citizenship

 A new report from Children in Crossfire presents a thematic analysis of teachers’ experiences of implementing  the ‘Development Education: Educating the Heart Pupil Programme’. Children in Crossfire’s Educating the Heart Programme aims to support teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The programme was created for primary and post-primary teachers across the island of Ireland. The purpose of the Educating the Heart programme is to support teachers to engage students in cultivating the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for participating in the world as Compassionate Global Citizens. Find out more.

(6) GOAL Changemakers Award

We are calling on all 3rd-6th class students in primary schools across Ireland to take part in our GOAL Changemakers Award. We are inviting you to get to know the Global Goals and take action to help achieve a fair and sustainable world. We want to celebrate and share your fantastic ideas with all participating schools and the Irish public. Head over to GOAL Changemakers to check out our famous judges and exciting prizes! While you are there register your class to receive your award pack, it has lots of useful resources to help your class begin their journey as GOAL Changemakers.
To find out more email goalchangemakers@goal.ie. Closing date: 20 December 2019.