Decade of Commemoration
Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), with the support of African Ambassadors accredited to Ireland, held its annual Africa Day Celebration event on 24 May 2018. Africa Day, which falls on 25 May, is the official day of the African Union. It marks African unity and celebrates African diversity. Africa Day also represents an important opportunity to raise awareness on the progress which is being achieved in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs and Agenda 2030), and the challenges that remain to ensure that no-one is left behind.
The theme for this year’s TIDI Africa Day event was “Africa-Ireland Relations: Current and Future”. The Keynote Speaker for the event was the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. You can read the President's speech here.
The President was welcomed to Trinity College Dublin by the Provost, Dr. Patrick Prendergast and the Dean of Africa Heads of Mission in Ireland, H.E. Mr. Ahlangene Cyprian Sigcau. Ambassadors and Representatives from the following Countries attended the event: Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Botswana, Tanzania, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, European Commission, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic and United Kingdom. More than one hundred members of the public from various sectors also attended the event.
View some of the event's pictures here.
Photographs of TIDI's 2017 Events are available to view on Flickr