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Research and Funding Opportunities
- Connect Summer Youth Programming Competition
- Call for Abstracts and Registration for the first 2013 International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice: Advancing Evidence-Based Solutions for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
- Call for Papers: International Science, Technology And Engineering Conference Istec 2013 Songdo-Dong/ Korea
- International Distance Education Conference: Call for papers
- Thursday 23 May: Comhlamh’s AGM
- 23 May – 30 June: Irish Red Cross Women & War Photo Exhibition
- Wednesday 29 May: National Conference for the Community & Voluntary Sector
- Friday 31 May 2012: The 2013 RIA Conference for International Affairs
- Tuesday 4th June – Wednesday 5th June: The Politics of Land Grabbing: Strategies of Resistance
- Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th June: Mission Today and Tomorrow
- Wednesday 12th June: Book Launch: Ireland, Africa and the end of Empire
- Friday, 14 June 2013: EMN Conference: "Migration During and After the Economic Crisis"
- 27th and 28th June 2013: AWEPA Irish EU Presidency Seminar: Parliamentary Action to Halve Hunger in Africa by 2015. Making the Best Use of Africa’s Resources – Land, Water and Food.
- Thursday 18th April to Thursday 27th June: The World’s Your Oyster, Development Education Course
- Monday/Tuesday 1-2 July & 1-10 July: Reconciliation Symposium & Summer School & trip to Northern Ireland
- Monday July 1st – Friday July 5th: Crisis in Development? The Millennium Goals & the Post- 2012 Agenda
- ECO-UNESCO Courses
- Kimmage Capacity Development Services
Friday 24th May: Celebrate Africa Day! ‘Africa Rising: New Paradigms of Development in post 2015 Africa’
TIDI, with the support of the Group of African Ambassadors in Ireland, will host TCD’s fifth annual Africa Day celebration on the theme ‘Africa Rising: New Paradigms of Development in post 2015 Africa’. This conference, which will be opened by Minister of State for Trade, Joe Costello and with a closing address from the Ambassador of Lesotho to Ireland, aims to present critical stories from Africa which will reflect the progress which is being achieved and development challenges which remain. This progress will highlight specific case studies across a range of disciplines including health, natural sciences and economics and will include contributions from:
- Prof. Nana Poku, University of California, Berkeley
- Mr. Wale Soyingbe, Director Trade, CITIBANK, Dublin
- Mr. Dereje Agonafir Habtewold, Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority
- Prof. Martina Hennessy, Chair of the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) & Consulting Physician, School of Medicine, TCD
- Mr. Vinay Nair, Head of International Development, Acumen, UK
- Prof. Padraig Carmody, School of Natural Sciences, TCD
- Prof. Attracta Ingram, UCD School of Politics & International Relations
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
This Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series will bring together Irish and international scholars from across a wide range of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. The lecture series will interrogate the current crisis of the EU from the vantage points of both the Social Sciences and the Humanities and will instigate an interdisciplinary dialogue about possible responses to this crisis. It will combine political, sociological, historical and cultural perspectives to reflect on a range of issues such as questions of identity and cultural memory within Europe, links between the past and the present, and social, political and financial models for the EU. Overall, the series will present fresh perspectives from experts across a broad spectrum of disciplines and positions towards the crucial debate about the future of Europe and Ireland’s position and role within the EU. Please find a printable version available for download here.
Date: Thursday, 24 January
Venue: Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Research and Funding Opportunities
A new grant competition will award $150,000 to libraries, museums, and other nonprofits to provide hands-on learning opportunities this summer for youth across the country to help make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. The Project: Connect Summer Youth Programming Competition is administered by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC), with support from the MacArthur Foundation through a grant to the University of California, Irvine, and in partnership with the Born This Way Foundation. Grants will support a series of local hands-on events July through September where young people collaborate and compete through activities such as hackathons, maker spaces, digital journalism and communications labs, and mentoring workshops. Programs must be based on the understanding that learning happens anywhere, anytime and should be equitable, social, participatory, and reflect kids’ interests. More information can be found on the Digital Media and Learning Competition Contact: website: http://dmlcompetition.net/?
Deadline: 10 June 2013
Call for Abstracts and Registration for the first 2013 International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice: Advancing Evidence-Based Solutions for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
The Global Association of Master's in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), are delighted to issue this call for abstracts from parties interested in participating in the First International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice (ICSDP) which will take place on September 6-7, 2013 at Columbia University, New York.
Contact: Website: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/sdp-conference-2013/
Deadline: 31st May 2013
Date: 6th – 7th September 2013
Venue: Columbia University, New York
Call for Papers: International Science, Technology and Engineering Conference Istec 2013 Songdo-Dong/ Korea
International Science, Technology & Engineering Conference (ISTEC) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends science and technology can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, posters/demonstrations and video presentations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Turkish, English and Korean languages and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings.
ISTEC 2013 conference is supported by Sakarya University, SUNY Korea and TASET and will take place on July 18-20, 2013 at SUNY Korea Lecture Hall 156. All full paper presentations will be published in an online proceedings book of ISTEC 2013 and the selected papers will be published in The Online Journal of Science and Technology.
Date: 18-20 July 2013
Abstract Deadline : July 01, 2013
Full Article Deadline : July 30, 2013
Registration Fee Deadline : July 10, 2013
International Distance Education Conference (IDEC) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in distance education can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, posters/demonstrations and video presentations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presentations should be in Turkish, English and Korean languages and should address both theoretical issues and new research findings. Furthermore if the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, video presentation is available. For further information on how to submit, please refer to the Paper Submission section on the website. For paper guidelines, please refer to the Paper Guidelines section.
Date: 15-17 July 2013
Contact: Website: www.id-ec.net
The AGM will be followed by a session to discuss Comhlámh’s trade justice work until 9.15pm after which participants are invited to continue on to an informal social event with board and staff members. The last year has been a challenging yet invigorating one; membership engagement is more important than ever, so that we can continue to support global solidarity, good practice in international volunteering, and critical reflection, education and action on global justice issues from Ireland.
Contact: Website: http://www.comhlamh.org/comhlamh-agm RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01- 478 3490
Time: 7pm – 8.15pm, registration from 6.30pm
Venue: Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.
The Irish Red Cross and the ICRC are delighted to invite you to visit a brand new photography exhibition ‘Women and War’. This moving and challenging collection portrays the many ways in which women have experienced war over the last two decades. It also comprises a vivid expression of the Red Cross’ continued commitment to care for those who have been affected by armed conflict. The importance of doing everything possible to protect women in situations of armed conflict cannot be overstated. The Irish Red Cross, as part of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, is deeply committed to bringing the urgency and gravity of these matters into the public domain.
Further details and contact information contact: Rebecca Dunne; Email: email@example.com or Telephone: 01 642 4600
Times: Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm; Thursday: 10am - 8pm; Saturday: 9am - 6pm; Sunday: 12pm 6pm
Venue: Powerscourt Gallery, South William St, Dublin 2.
The Wheel has lined-up stellar array of speakers for its annual conference for community, voluntary and charitable organisations. In addition to some of the most pioneering leaders from the Irish community and voluntary sector, we are also delighted to welcome Tim Delaney: President and CEO of the American National Council of Non-profits. Tim will be speaking about the US vision for thriving communities and active citizens, as well as explaining some of the key debates that are going on at present about the sector's role in the States. He will be joined by Stian Slotterøy Johnsen: one of the Norwegian non-profit sector's most noted researchers and thinkers. Stian will give you an alternative model to consider, as he highlights and expounds upon the Norwegian vision of what a thriving community and citizenship should consist of. Tim and Stian are just two of 12 top speakers. Early bird offer (save 20%) until 8 May. Members of The Wheel: €120/Non-Members: €180.
Time: 9am – 4.15pm
Venue: Croke Park
The theme of this year’s conference is The Changing Face of Africa. Organised to coincide with the 50th anniversary of foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), this wide ranging conference will address a number of interrelated issues such as trade and economic relations, development partnerships, political relations and security. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Eamon Gilmore, TD, will deliver the opening address to the conference. Other speakers include: Mr Sivuyile Bam (Head, African Union Peace Support Operations Division); Dr Alex de Waal (Executive Director, World Peace Foundation); Mr Declan Power (Security Analyst); Mr Niall Quinn TBC (Director at QSAT Broadband and former chairman of Sunderland AFC and retired international footballer); Dr Eileen Connolly (Dublin City University); Professor Tom Lodge (University of Limerick); Professor Padraig Carmody (Trinity College Dublin); Professor Patrick Walsh (University College Dublin). To see the full programme and to reserve a place: http://www.ria.ie/events/events-listing/2013-international-affairs-conference.aspx. Full registration: €10; Student/Retired: €5
Venue: The National Gallery of Ireland, followed by a reception in Iveagh House, hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
A two day conference on the recent surge in large scale land acquisitions by foreign companies, governments and private individuals. This two –day seminar will focus on the impacts of large scale land acquisitions on local communities. Key note address from Robin Palmer, Global Land Rights Policy Specialist. Academic panels on: land rights and the market; human rights; dispossession, criminality and violence; finding alternatives and managing, mobilising and sustaining resistance, followed by a roundtable discussion on strategies for resistance.
A full agenda will be shortly available on: http://www.ul.ie/ppa/centre-for-peace-and-development-studies. Please rsvp by Friday, 24 May 2013 to Karol Balfe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: University of Limerick , KBG13, Kemmy Business School, (fully accessible)
A two-day international conference on the changing reality of mission and missionary development today. Registration and Programme Enquiries T: +353 1 852 0736 E:email@example.com
Contact: Website: www.allhallows.ie
Venue: All Hallows College Drumcondra, Dublin
Ireland, Africa and the end of Empire: Small state identity in the Cold War, 1955-75 (Manchester University Press) will be launched by David Dickson of Trinity College Dublin, and Tom Arnold, chair of the Constitutional Convention and former CEO of Concern. RSVP to Kevin O’Sullivan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Hodges Figgis Bookstore, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
- Knowledge and skills enhanced include:
- The legal principles, policies & practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform
- The inter-linkages between justice sector roles (law enforcement, judiciary, corrections/rehabilitation, etc)
- The relationship between the justice sector and related terms; 'security sector', 'rule of law', 'good governance'
- Human Rights Based needs assessment, programme design, implementation, as well as monitoring & evaluation
- Programming tools & checklists (including benchmarks & indicators of human rights change)
- Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions (including conflict and post-conflict)
- Teamwork, advocacy, strategic partnerships and consulting opportunities.
Further information and application details can be found at the following link: Justice Sector Reform
Venue: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Contact: Website: http://www.ihrnetwork.org
This conference is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU. It will explore and discuss how the economic crisis has affected immigrants, migratory flows and migration policies in Ireland, Europe and the wider international context. It will also consider how future developments may be shaped by such changes. Speakers include: Jean-Christophe Dumont, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; Frank Laczko, International Organization for Migration; Martin Kahanec, IZA; Magnus Ovilius, Directorate-General Home Affairs, European Commission; Alan Barrett, EMN Ireland / ESRI; Mario Izquierdo, Bank of Spain; Audra Sipaviciene, International Organization for Migration, Lithuania. Full conference agenda can be viewed here: http://emn.ie/index.jsp?p=100&n=103&a=0. Please register on-line by Friday 7 June 2013 at the latest. For further information please email: email@example.com or tel: +353/1/8632000.
Time: 9:30am – 4pm
Venue: The Convention Centre, Dublin
27th and 28th June 2013: AWEPA Irish EU Presidency Seminar: Parliamentary Action to Halve Hunger in Africa by 2015. Making the best use of Africa’s resources – land, water and food
The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) will host a one and a half day EU Presidency Seminar, where together with partners and members, will take stock of the various parliamentary initiatives and strategies which contribute to reducing hunger, water scarcity and land insecurity. The participants will identify the necessary efforts of parliamentarians in Africa and Europe in order to achieve sustainable growth, food and jobs. The on-going cooperation between AWEPA and Irish Aid to increase parliamentary oversight of development aid through the Joint Parliamentary Monitoring teams of African and European MPs will be taken as an example.
Speakers will include:
- H.E. Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland
- Hon. Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
- Joint Monitoring Team Members from both Africa and Ireland
- Speakers of African regional parliaments and the Pan-African Parliament
- Representatives of the UN, Irish Hunger Task Force, Irish NGOs, the International Land Coalition and the African-Ireland Economic Forum
- Representatives of AWEPA including Minister of State
- President of AWEPA Ms. Miet Smet, Hon. Olivia Mitchell TD, Vice-President of AWEPA
- Hon. Maureen O’Sullivan TD, Head of the Irish AWEPA Section
The conference will be held in Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland on 27-28 June 2013.To register e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +31 (0)20 524567
This highly engaging and interactive Global Awareness /Development Education course will examine issues such as: Poverty - Global Conflict - Climate Change - HIV Aids, International Trade and Volunteering. Guest facilitators include people from: Trocaire, Ruhama, Comhlamh, Concern and other major development Organisations. This course will be running for 10 consecutive Thursday evenings.
Contact: Email: email@example.com. Website: www.vmminternational.org
Phone: 01-6334421, Mobile: 0857330191
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, 27-31 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
Monday/Tuesday 1-2 July & 1-10 July: Reconciliation Symposium & Summer School & trip to Northern Ireland
UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action, partnering with UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies, will be hosting a symposium and summer school on the role of peace agreements in societal reconciliation and the lessons for humanitarian intervention from Northern Ireland. Discounted ticket price for the two day symposium of €80 is available until 18 May. For more information, applications and registration please see here: http://www.ucd.ie/cha/summerschoolnew/
Applications for summer school close: 17 May 2013
Venue: Jefferson Clinton Auditorium, Belfield Campus, UCD
Monday July 1st – Friday July 5th: Crisis in Development? The Millennium Goals & the Post- 2012 Agenda
The Centre for Global Development offers a Summer School for those interested in learning about international development from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will participate in lectures and interactive workshops taught by experts in their fields drawn from six different Departments and Faculties at the University of Leeds. The sessions will provide students with an introduction to thinking about some of the most important issues in contemporary global development, and how these issues relate to the millennium development goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 agenda.
The MDGs have been a milestone in contemporary global and national development efforts, having helped to set priorities and intensify development efforts. In 2015 it seems likely that many of the goals will not be achieved; what does this mean for development after 2015? In addition to providing an introduction to development, the summer school will explore how the post-2015 agenda relates to different development issues, such as health, water and sanitation, and education.
The summer school is targeted at individuals who are interested in development, thinking about doing a degree in international development, or are thinking about career change towards a field in international development.
Venue: University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Deadline for registration:
Early Bird Rate- 1 May 2013
Full Rate- 29th May 2013
For more information see: http://www.devstud.org.uk
Venue: ECO-UNESCO, The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2
Contact: Website: http://www.ecounesco.ie
Kimmage Open & Distance Education offers distance education to development workers globally. Please see KODE website: www.kodeonline.com for course outlines, tutor profiles, application forms, feedback from recent participants. To view the schedule of upcoming courses please see here.
Venue: Development Studies Centre, Kimmage
Contact: Website www.kimmagedsc.ie
Kimmage Open Training Courses
Kimmage Capacity Development Services (including the former DTALK programme) provides a professional capacity-development service to the Irish international development sector in the form of open scheduled training, tailor made training, organisational strengthening services and consultancy services. To view the schedule of upcoming courses please see their website below.
Venue: Development Studies Centre, Kimmage
Contact: Website www.kimmagedsc.ie
The Kimmage Development Studies Centre invites applications to its MA in Development Studies programme commencing September 2013.
The MA is aimed at advanced level participants who hold a primary degree and who have experience of working in a development context. Particularly welcome are leaders, facilitators and managers of community development projects, government and development agency staff, people involved in pastoral ministry, researchers, development educators, volunteers and activists. Some places are also retained for recent graduates who wish to study further before embarking on a career in development work.
Study options include: Full-time (14 months at Kimmage DSC); Part-time (at Kimmage DSC) or by Flexible and Distance Learning (FDL). The FDL option is most suited to those who wish to undertake the programme over two/three years through online or blended learning (a combination of classroom and online).
The MA in Development Studies (at Kimmage DSC, or through FDL) can be taken as a general MA programme, or through one of three new Specialist Pathways: Globalisation and Change; Development and Management; or Faith and Development.
Closing date for applications is 21st June 2013.
Contact website: www.kodeonline.com