Other Information

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(1) 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. Who is it for?: All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. Your 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing your award to be reflective, without restriction, on when you went volunteering. What will I get from it?: Champion global justice issues that your are passionate about; Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development; Social media, advocacy and reflective post writing skills; Network and make connections with like-minded people; Obtain a personal achievement - 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 23 partner volunteer sending organisations. If you are a change-maker and passionate about awareness-raising actions, register to participate.

(2) DCCAE Call for Sustainable Development Goal Champions 

Many organisations across Ireland are already responding directly to the SDGs, and many more are active in related areas such as poverty eradication, environmental protection, improving gender equality, and sustainable economic growth. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment is therefore seeking expressions of interest from organisations to take part in Ireland’s first SDG Champions programme. The aim of the Champions programme is to both raise awareness of the SDGs and to demonstrate, through the example of the Champions’ engagement with sustainable development, that everyone in society can make a contribution to achieving the 17 Goals. The Minister will select a limited number of organisations to act as Ireland’ first SDG Champions for a period of 12 months beginning in June 2019. To register and find out more, please click here. Closing date: 28 February. 

(3) Offer of Desks

Suas Educational Development have 6 desks in good condition that they are offering to other organisations free of charge. Dimensions are as follows: length - 157 cm; width - 72 cm; height - 70 cm. Receiving agency will need to arrange transport to collect desks from town-based office. If you are interested, please contact Sharon Commins at sharon@suas.ie.

(4) The GRP Innovation Challenge on Resilience - Applications Open

The Global Resilience Partnership has launched its Innovation Challenge designed to identify and nurture novel examples of climate resilience. GRP is looking for applications from organisations working on innovative solutions to build resilience at the intersection between three strategic areas: Peace & Stability; Food & Water Security; Disaster Resilience. Innovations must be designed for the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, South Asia or Southeast Asia. The potential scope of the innovations may be broad and can include product, services, technologies, methodologies, partnerships, or approaches. The challenge is open to organisations across public, private, local civil society, international NGOs, and academia as well applications from individual entities or consortia. Both experienced implementers as well as start-ups are eligible to apply. Challenge winners will receive mentorship support for a period of three months, technical advice, and media coverage through GRP’s communication team. They will also participate in an innovation workshop designed to “bring ideas to life and scale”, a Leadership Academy course facilitated by subject matter experts, and have the opportunity to network with potential funders. To sign up for the Innovation Challenge, click here to download the application form and guidance notes for submissions and to apply. Closing date: 5 March.

(5) Trócaire Annual Poetry Competition - Applications Open

Trócaire’s annual poetry competition in partnership with Poetry Ireland is now open for entries. This year’s theme is LAND IS LIFE, entry is free, and there are categories for published, unpublished, spoken word and student poets of all ages. Find out more. Closing date: 15 March.

(6) Policy and Practice Issue 29 - Call for Contributors

Centre for Global Education is inviting contributions to Issue 29 of our bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review on the theme: 'Gender and Development Education'. Against the backdrop of a particularly invigorating year in 2018 with the #MeToo movement globally, the Centenary of the Suffragette and Repeal the 8th movement in Ireland, we are interested in exploring the links between gender and development education.  Authors interested in submitting an article should send a 300 word précis to journal editor, Stephen McCloskey, email: stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com by 3 May. The submission date for commissioned articles is 5 July. The full call for contributors is available here

(7) 2019 Our World Irish Aid (primary) Award - Registration Open

Irish Aid has launched the 2019 Our World Irish Aid Awards for primary schools across the island of Ireland. This year's theme 'Leave No One Behind,' invites pupils and teachers to learn about the Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid in partner countries. Register and find out more.