TIDI Development Research Week: Monday 9th – Friday 13th November
The Trinity International Development Initiative presents a showcase of development research and associated activities. During Development Research Week, TIDI will host sessions in collaboration with researchers and students from TCD and other education institutes, as well as NGOs, to highlight development research and its application across a range of topics.
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- Monday 9th- Friday 13th Nov: TIDI Multidisciplinary Module: Adapting research methodologies for developing country conditions (Limited places available)
- Tuesday 10th Nov: Suas ‘Global Issues’ Seminar: ‘Climate Change- Is it as bad as the Scientists Claim?’
- Wednesday 11th Nov: Launch of the Trocaire Development Review: Business, Ethics and International Development: Which Way Forward?
- Friday 13th Nov: TIDI Autumn Business Meeting
- Friday 13th Nov: TIDI Seminar Series: Development Research in Action
- *Monday 16th Nov: Trinity Volunteer Opportunities Forum: Summer Volunteering Opportunities Fair for Students
TIDI is offering a compressed module for doctoral students entitled ‘Adapting research methodologies for developing country conditions’ to raise awareness about development issues among doctoral students and to provide training in the methodological challenges of conducting research in developing country environments. The course is aimed specifically at doctoral students from any discipline who are currently conducting research (or preparing for research) in the developing world and/or on topics relating to international development.
Time: 10-12am and 2-4pm
Venue: Trinity College Dublin (room TBC)
Contact: Tel: +353-1-896-4177, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, please register your interest using the form available on the TIDI website.
Please note: This module is offered primarily to TCD-based doctoral students although a limited number of places will be made available to students from other institutions. For further information on the module click here.
Tuesday 10th November: Suas Global Issues Seminar: Climate Change- Is it as Bad as the Scientists Claim?
All are welcome to attend this seminar which will be presented by Jane Hackett, Education Officer with An Taisce. Suas invites you to learn about global issues from leading experts in the field and at the same time meet other people interested in these issues too. This seminar is one of six in the ‘Global Issues Seminar Series’ run by Suas in locations around the country including UCC, the Irish Aid Volunteer Centre, RCSI, UCD, NUIM and NUIG as well as Trinity College Dublin. Each weekly session lasts for two hours and is a mixture of presentation and an interactive component such as a group exercise or discussion.
Venue: Room M17, Museum Building
Contact: email@example.com, http://www.suas.ie/global-issues-evenings.html
Wednesday 11th November: Launch of the Trocaire Development Review: Business, Ethics and International Development: Which Way Forward?
Trócaire and the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) invite you to the launch of Trócaire Development Review 2009 Business, ethics and international development: which way forward? This year’s Trócaire Development Review focuses on the role of Business in Development, raising the question on whether there needs to be a new paradigm on the responsibilities of business in development that goes beyond Corporate Social Responsibility. The papers included in this year’s edition kick off an important discussion on what the potential role of the private sector in development could be.
Seminar 1: Accountability and the State’s Duty to Protect: The role of Guidelines and Pension Funds.
Chair: Karen Kenny, Director of International Human Rights Network, Ireland.
Speakers: • Hannah Grene: Corporate Accountability for Human Rights: Using the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises as a Tool • Mark Cumming: Responsible investment and its place in development: challenges for the Irish National Pensions Reserve Fund.
Seminar 2: Incentives for a sustainable agenda between business and development: Taxation, FDI and the role of SMEs
Chair: Alan Matthews, Professor of European Agricultural Policy & Director of IIIS, Trinity Speakers: • David McNair: Tax Justice – the impact of global tax policy on developing countries and the role Ireland can play • Michael King: The Coherence of Ireland’s Foreign Direct Investment Policy with Development Aid Objectives • Ed Brown and Jonathan Cloke: Creative Destruction? Energy Poverty and the Double-edged Role of the Private Sector
Launch event: Discussion on the role of business in development
Guest speakers: • Bobby Kerr, CEO of Insomnia • Professor Ray Kinsella, Director, Centre for Insurance Studies, UCD
Time: 2:30 – 5:30pm
Venue: Uí Chadhain Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin Contact: RSVP to Susan Kennedy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 5053218 Website: https://www.tcd.ie/tidi/Development_Week.php#link_TrocaireLaunch
TCD staff and students are invited to attend TIDI’s Autumn Business Meeting. TIDI will provide an update on activities of the initiative since the Spring Business Meeting and plans for the future.
Time: 2 – 3pm
Venue: Ui Chadhain Lecture Theatre Ground Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
Contact: Tel: +353-1-896-4177, Email: email@example.com, Website: www.tcd.ie/tidi
All are welcome to attend this seminar series showcasing TCD development research and its application. TCD researchers will discuss their research and its relevance to the broader development context. There will be a focus on the theme of climate change and the application of current climate change research in practice.
Presentations will be delivered by TCD researchers including:
- Prof. Mike Jones, Department of Botany, School of Natural Sciences - Impacts of climate change on tropical ecosystems
- Dr. Clionadh Raleigh, Department of Geography, School of Natural Sciences - The myths of climate change conflict
- Mr. Laurence Gill, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - Strategies for the provision of adequate water and sanitation in changeable climates.
- Prof. Mark Dyer, Director, TrinityHaus, - Slim cities:Transforming Dublin into a low-carbon society.
- Chair: Dr. Padraig Carmody, Department of Geography, School of Natural Sciences
Venue: Ui Chadhain Lecture Theatre Ground Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
Contact: Tel: +353-1-896-4177, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.tcd.ie/tidi
*Monday 16th November: Trinity Volunteer Opportunities Forum: Summer Volunteering Opportunities Fair
Building upon the success of last year's event, this year's volunteering fair will showcase 20 local, national and international organisations who have volunteering opportunities commencing in summer 2010. Both TCD staff and students are welcome to attend to pick up information and application forms and to chat to representatives and past volunteers. Final year students, who may be interested in engaging in a period of full-time voluntary work on completion of their degree, are especially welcome. Suas, Trócaire, Voluntary Service International, Barretstown, Friends of the Elderly and Roddy Doyle's Fighting Words are just some of the organisations who will be present on the night.
A number of campus based initatives will be represented as well as the organisations listed below:
2) CASA (Caring and Sharing Assoc.)
3) Fighting Words
5) Friends of Elderly
6) Irish Kidney Association (Transplant Games)
7) SVP- Ozanam House
8) A ->Z Children’s Charity
10) European Voluntary Service
11) Habitat for Humanity
12) Operation Smile
15) Viatores Cristi
17) Volunteer Centres Ireland
18) Volunteering Ireland
This event is coordinated by Trinity Volunteer Opportunities Forum in conjunction with the TCD Civic Engagement Office. TVOF is a TCD student initiave to promote the spirit of volunteerism across campus and to support current volunteering activities within Trinity.
Venue: Outside Ed Burke Theatre, Arts Building
Contact: email@example.com, http://www.tvof.tcdlife.ie/