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Celebrate Africa Day: The African Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the Rights of Women

The Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), with the support of the African Embassies accredited to the Republic of Ireland are delighted to collaborate on this conference to mark Africa Day 2016. The African Union marks 2016 as the ‘The African Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the Rights of Women’, as well as the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter in 1981.

This conference will be addressed by the following distinguished speakers:

  • Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER
  • Driss El Yazami, Chair of the National Human Rights Council in Morocco
  • H.E. Lela Alem Gebreyohannes, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Ireland;
  • Mary Lawlor, Executive Director of Front Line Defenders
  • Neltah Chadamoyo, Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Centre

Prof. Carol Newman, Chair of TIDI, will chair this conference. Refreshments will be served. This is an event not to be missed!

Please RSVP to: to reserve your place.

Date: 25th May 2016; Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Venue: Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin


Book Launch: 'Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry'

TIDI is happy to announce the launch of ‘Made in Africa: Learning to Compete in Industry’ by Professor Carol Newman et al. between 15:00 and 16:00 on Wednesday 25 May 2016. ‘Made in Africa’ presents the key results of Learning to Compete (L2C), a multi-year, comparative research program investigating the seemingly simple, but frustratingly puzzling question: Why is there so little industry in Africa?

The book launch will be chaired by Kevin Dowling, the Director for Southern Africa with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and will feature short presentations by two of the book’s authors, Professor Carol Newman (Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin) and Professor Finn Tarp (Director of UNU-WIDER). The launch will take place in the TRISS Seminar Room, Room C6.002, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. Light refreshments will be served after the presentations.

Please RSVP to by Monday May 23rd.

Date: 25th May 2016; Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: TRISS Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin