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E-Circular 04-08-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 04 August 2016.
This week we have the latest for you regarding the videos of IDEA's Annual Conference. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from Trócaire, Friends of the Earth, Plan International Ireland, Lourdes Youth and Community Services (LYCS), Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD), Development Perspectives, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), Centre for Global Education, Global Schoolroom, and Comhlámh. We have the latest EU & International News and job opportunities, along with this week's top resources and reads.

Got news for us? Email eimear@ideaonline.ie


IDEA Annual Conference Videos
If you missed our Annual Conference on Migrating Perspectives this year or you would like to revisit the presentations by our panellists Prof. Eoin Deveraux, Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick; Salome Mbugua, Vice-Chair European Network of Migrant Women, and Head of Mission at Wezesha; Mbemba Jabbi, Founder and Managing Director of Jabbi Group Limited; and Deo Ladislas Ndakengerwa, Human Rights and Anti-racism Activist, you can watch them here.

Member & Partner News

Trócaire: Action for a Just World
Trócaire is seeking 12 youth groups from across Ireland for its Action for a Just World programme. Young people will have the opportunity to explore Climate change by taking part in a residential challenge, reach out to their peers and develop a joint National Youth-Led campaign. Find out more...

Friends of the Earth: Screening of Atlantic
Friends of the Earth are screening the documentary Atlantic on Wednesday, 17 August, in Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin. Find out more... 

Plan International Ireland Campaign: End Child Marriage in Malawi
Plan has launched a youth led campaign to End Child Marriage in Malawi. Sign the petition to support the call of young people in Malawi for a change in the constitution. Find out more... 

LYCS: Women of the World Training Partners
Lourdes Youth and Community Services is looking for partners with whom to run their Women of the World training. They are particularly interested in partners in local areas who have reach into communities of women activists who would benefit from the learning. Find out more...

CCAD: Special Purpose Award, Level 8 Certificate
Applications are now open for Crawford College of Art & Design, CIT: Special Purpose Award, Level 8 Certificate. Current applications are for the course starting 30 September. Find out more...

Development Perspectives: #SDGchallenge workshop
The next #SDGChallenge workshop takes place on 06 August, in the ILAS building in NUI Galway, Dangan, Upper Newcastle Road, from 10am to 1pm. The focus of this workshop will be on SDG 4 - Quality Education with a core focus on Development Education. To register, contact: 

NYCI: Certificate in Youth Arts 2016/2017 in Partnership with Maynooth University
The Certificate in Youth Arts is a part time programme of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice, with 6 modules covered over 12 contact days between October and June. It aims to introduce those working in the non-formal education sector to the concepts, principles and practice of youth arts using a context and practice approach. Deadline is 19 August. Find out more...

Centre for Global Education: Policy and Practice Issue 24 - Call for Contributors
The Centre for Global Education is calling for contributions to Issue 24 of its journal on Development Education, Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. This issue will be published in spring 2017 on the theme ‘Development Education Perspectives on Migration’. Deadline for the initial 300 word précis is Friday, 16 September 2016. Find out more... 

Global Schoolroom: Tea for Teachers
Global Schoolroom is holding its annual Tea for Teachers celebration and fundraiser on 05 October to mark World Teachers' Day 2016. This is an opportunity to celebrate the high standards of education in Ireland, while also taking a moment to reflect on the many millions of children worldwide who do not have access to education. Find out more...

Comhlámh: Coming Home Weekend
Comhlámh's next Coming Home Weekend will take place 12 and 13 November in Glencree Peace and Reconcilation centre, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Find out more...

Other News 

Student Guidelines for Ethical Fieldwork Overseas
The Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) in conjunction with the Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH) have developed and published Student Guidelines for Ethical Fieldwork Overseas. The document is a practical guide developed for students, by students, on the ethical conduct of international fieldwork, inclusive of study and research placements. Find out more...

The Carmichael Centre Autumn/Winter Training Programme
The Carmichael Centre has published its scheduled training programme for the upcoming Autumn/Winter period. As well as Governance training, it is also running training in Communications, Fundraising & Planning and Quality among others. Find out more...

Start Your Engines for Better Together 2016
Take part in Better Together 2016 and use the power of short video stories to make people care, act and engage with your cause. Submit either of two types of video stories: Epics (Youtube & Vimeo videos, 1 to 2 minutes) & Shorts (Instagram videos, up to 1 minute) by 12 September. Find out more...

Near FM: Volunteers for Development Education Programme
Near FM, the community radio station for North-East Dublin City, has a Development Education programme called Global Solidarity on Sundays between 4.30-5.30. The station hosts several induction training courses for new volunteers every year. If you would like to work on Global Solidarity contact the Near Media Co-op Outreach Coordinator Dorothee Meyer Holtkamp at: dorothee@near.ie.

Film4Climate Global Video Competition
The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents and create a Public Service Advertisement (less than 1 min) or a Short Film (1-5 minutes) about climate action. Deadline is 15 September. Find out more...

DSA Ireland: Call for Abstracts/Papers for Annual Conference
The Development Studies Association Ireland (DSA Ireland) is calling for abstracts/papers for their annual conference, 24-25 November 2016. Deadline is 30 September. Find out more...

EU & International News

DEEEP4: Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development
The final contribution from the DEEEP4 Project "Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development" examines the role of learning in shaping new discourses and practices of development. Find out more...

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) took place from 11 July to 20 July at the United Nations in New-York. The event included reviews of 22 countries and thematic updates of progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Find out more...

European Pillar of Social Rights
On 8 March 2016, the European Commission put forward a first, preliminary outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Throughout 2016, the Commission will engage in a debate with EU authorities, social partners, civil society and citizens on the content and role of the Pillar to move towards a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union. Have your say and find out more...

Job Opportunities

Suas Educational Development: Facilitators for the Irish Aid Centre
Suas Educational Development is recruiting a panel of facilitators to support Irish Aid’s Public Awareness Programme over the coming year. The facilitators will work as part of a team to deliver workshops for primary, secondary and third level students, support with public outreach events, respond to public queries and manage the stock and provision of Irish Aid materials. Deadline is Monday 15 August (12 noon). Find out more...   

EIL Intercultural Learning: Global Citizenship Award Coordinator
EIL Intercultural Learning is looking to appoint a Coordinator to lead their Global Citizenship Award. The objective of the award is to engage returned international volunteers across all Irish VSAs to become Development Education multipliers and advocates for global justice in Ireland. Deadline is 17 August. Find our more...

Top Resources

Case Study: Mini-NGOs in Schools
The Global Citizens Network Project (2013-14) allowed schools to move beyond ‘charitable’ actions and focus on social justice with proper reflection and engagement involving exchanges between the partner groups. Find out more...

Video about the reality of climate change by David Puttnam, speaking at TEDxDublin

Video from UNICEF showing two boys from Syria and Germany breaking down barriers with friendship

Video from TEDed examining what it means to be a refugee

List of books focusing on identity, belonging, conflict, migrant and refugee experiences from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

Top Reads

Britain shouts about immigration but is silent on one of the root causes: climate change
The Brexit campaign pivoted around migration but its politicians are sceptical of action on global warming that is a key driver of displacement.
The Guardian, 03 August

The links between the ‘B’ and ‘F’ words
Toni Pyke reflects on breastfeeding, Feminism and social media during World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (1 – 7 August).
Developmenteducation.ie, 02 August

Environmental records shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'
Temperatures, sea levels and carbon dioxide all hit milestones amid extreme weather in 2015, major international ‘state of the climate’ report finds.
The Guardian, 02 August

Extreme poverty affects 1 in 8 people in the world
According to the first progress report on Goals for a Sustainable World released by the UN,nearly 800 million people suffer from hunger, 5.9 million children die before they reach the age of five. 
Vita International, 27 July

Brexit: A wake-up call for the International Development sector
Concepts that are championed by the international development sector such as global citizenship and interdependence were, if anything, negatively configured in the Brexit debate suggesting that development NGOs are largely disconnected from ‘leave’ communities.
opendemocracy.net, 07 July


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