Other Information

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(1) Dóchas Awards Photo Competition 2019 

The theme of this year’s Dóchas Awards is collaboration. To celebrate this theme, Dóchas member organisations are invited to submit one photo that showcases the work of their organisation in relation to dialogue, tolerance, understanding and cooperation. Twelve photos will be selected and a Dóchas calendar will be produced, showcasing one photo for each month of the year. The photos will also be displayed at the Dóchas Awards 2019 ceremony on 23 October. Find out more. Closing date: 10 September.

(2) Global Citizen Award - Registration Open

The GCA recognises and encourages international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. Apply today! The GCA is about: Promoting The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Global Justice; Highlighting the interdependence of the Global North and the Global South; Critically reflecting on global social justice issues; Global Solidarity; Change-Making; Advocacy and awareness raising. Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network. The Global Citizen Award is funded by Irish Aid and EIL Intercultural Learning and supported by 22 partner volunteer sending organisations. If you are a change-maker and passionate about awareness-raising actions, register to participate. Find out more at the upcoming orientation day on 9 October at the Carmelite Community Centre, Dublin 2, 4-7pm, or email tessa@globalcitizenaward.ie to sign up. 

(3)  APA seeks Communications Agency - Call for Tender

A Partnership with Africa (APA) is seeking to engage a communications agency to work directly with their Global Citizenship Education project coordinator in Ireland to provide the professional services associated with the design, implementation, promotion, monitoring and evaluation of a communications and engagement campaign in Ireland. For more information email mella.cusack@gmail.com. Closing date: 30 August.

(4) DSAI Annual Conference 2019 – Call for Papers

Taking place 14-15 November 2019, the conference focuses on ‘En-Gendering Development: Research to Policy and Practice’. Abstracts of 200-300 words, including a title and author name and affiliation, should be e-mailed to the DSAI coordinator, Clodagh Colleran at collerac@tcd.ie. All abstracts must be submitted by 5pm, 5 September 2019. Find out more.

(5) Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Schemes

Applications to the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Schemes are now open. Charities with a base in Ireland may avail of a waiver for the first year enterprise partner contribution for all new applications to the Enterprise Partnership Schemes (Postgraduate & Postdoctoral) 2020. Closing date: 17 September 2019.

(6)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.

(7) Development Perspectives – Call for Blogs

Development Perspectives are always looking for guest contributions for their blog 'See the World Differently' on a range of development issues. If you are interested in making a contribution email Deborah at deborah@developmentperspectives.ie for guidelines and more information.

(8) 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.