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E-Circular 19-05-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 19 May 2016.

This week we have the latest for you regarding our AGM and Annual Conference 2016. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from Afri, EIL Intercultural Learning, The Wheel, Latin American Solidarity Centre, National Youth Council of Ireland, ActionAid and Kimmage Development Studies Centre. We have the latest EU & International News as well as job and funding opportunities, along with this week's top resources and reads.

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IDEA Annual Conference 2016: Migrating Perspectives

The IDEA Annual Conference 2016 will focus on the role for Development Education in supporting awareness and understanding around issues related to migration. Our keynote speaker is Jay Naidoo, Chairperson of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), who also serves in an advisory capacity for a number of international organisations including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Lead Committee of the UNSG on Nutrition, and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to engage with a panel of experts on this issue to explore what Development Educators can do and how they can work with others to address this issue. The Conference and AGM will take place in Wood Quay Venue on 10 June. Register here...

Member & Partner News

Afri Famine Walk 2016

This year's 17km Afri Famine Walk will start on Saturday, 21 May at Delphi Lodge near Louisburgh in Co. Mayo. Walk leaders include Palestinian poet Rafeef Ziadah, Indigenous Guatemalan activist Francisco Cali-Tzay, environmental campaigner Clare O'Grady Walshe and former Dunnes Stores striker Cathryn O'Reilly. Find out more... 

EIL Intercultural Learning: Global Citizen Award Ceremony

EIL’s Global Education's Global Citizen Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday, 21 May from 2pm in Mansion House, Dublin. Special guests include Dil Wickremasinghe and The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. Find out more...  

The Wheel: Conference and Expo 2016

The Wheel's Annual Conference and Expo 2016 will take place in Croke Park on 24 & 25 May. This year's Lecture will be delivered by the internationally acclaimed philosopher Prof. Philip Pettit. Find out more... 

LASCWeds Talk: From Puerto Rico to the Dublin Docklands

Latin American Solidarity Centre's next Wednesday talk will focus on Vulture funds and debt in Ireland and the Global South. Dr Michael Byrne of UCD School of Social Policy, author of the report 'From Puerto Rico to the Dublin Docklands: Vulture Funds and debt in Ireland and the Global South,' and Maeve Bateman, Debt and Development Coalition Director, will present its findings on 25 May, 7:00pm. Find out more... 

NYCI: Survey of Development Education, Global Justice and Youth in Ireland
The National Youth Council of Ireland is undertaking a survey of Development Education, Global Justice, and Youth in Ireland. Deadline for taking the survey is 01 June. Find out more...
ActionAid: Free Tax Justice and Campaigning Training
ActionAid Ireland are holding free Tax Justice and Campaigning Training in Dublin, 04 - 06 June, 10am – 4.30pm daily. Apply by 23 May! Find out more... 

NYCI: Youth Arts Summer School 2016
The National Youth Council of Ireland's Youth Arts Summer School 2016 will take place from 08-10 June. This training for Youth Workers will allow participants to work collectively over 3 days to create a street theatre event. Find out more...
NYCI: United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2016 – 2017
The National Youth Council of Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are calling for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2016 – 2017. This will see two young people aged 18-25 join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2016 and February 2017. Deadline for applications is 09 June. Find out more...
Kimmage DSC: Scholarship to study  in 2016
Kimage Development Studies Centre are offering a partial scholarship worth €1,500 to an Irish-based development worker and/or activist who wants to enrol in the full-time MA in Development Studies programme starting this September. Find out more...

Other News

RTÉ Radio Extra: How to Be an Active Citizen
An educational radio series presented by Mary Minihan and aimed at helping listeners become active citizens in their own lives is being broadcast on Sundays 9am and Wednesdays at 6pm on Radio 1 Extra. These are based on TASC's 'Toolkit to Open Government' Guides. Find out more...
Celebrate Africa Day 2016: 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 collaborating on a conference to mark Africa Day 2016.The African Union is marking 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. Find out more...

Claiming our Future Civil Society Event
Claiming our Future is facilitating an event for Civil Society, Broken Politics - Civil society’s role in creating real change, on 18 June, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm. The Mansion House, Dublin 2. Find out more...
The International Criminal Court Summer School 2016
The annual International Criminal Court Summer School 2016 is taking place 27 June - 01 July. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject as well as by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. Find out more...
Global Studies Association Annual Conference
The Centre for Global Justice at St Mary’s University College, Belfast, is hosting the 2016 annual conference for the Global Studies Association (GSA). The title of the conference is “Global (In-)Securities” and it will take place 29 June - 01 July.  Find out more...
The Mary Robinson Centre International Symposium 2016
The Mary Robinson Centre International Symposium 2016, in partnership with the Centre for Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway will take place on 01 and 02 July in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The focus this year will be on The Sustainable Development Goals: Equality, Human Rights, Peace. Find out more... 
Claiming our Future: Activist Summer Camp
Claiming our Future is holding a creative summer camp for activists, artists & everyone from Friday, 01 July, 12 pm - Saturday, 02 July, 4.30 pm at Knockree Youth Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow. Find out more...

EU & International News

CONCORD: Online Space to find Partners for the DEAR Call
CONCORD, the European Confederation of Relief and Development NGOs has opened an online space dedicated to the Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) call where organisations that are looking for partners can post their area of interest, ask questions and link up with others. Find out more...

Job Opportunities

Centre for Global Education: Part-Time Promotions and Communications Intern
The Centre for Global Education is seeking a Part-Time Promotions and Communications Intern to work on their Global Learning Programme. Deadline is 01 June. Find out more...  

Funding Opportunities

KBC Bank Bright Ideas fund
KBC Bank Ireland is calling on community groups across the country to apply for financial support for their dream projects from its €100,000 Bright Ideas fund. Deadline for applications is 31 May. Find out more...

DEAR Call 2016
On 18 March the European Commission launched a Call for Proposals for “Raising public awareness of development issues and promoting development education in the European Union” known as the 2016 DEAR Call. The conditions for applications have been reviewed and each organisation can now apply up to 3 times in 3 different lots instead of the 'one proposal only' as previously established. The deadline for concept notes has also changed and is now 21 June. Find out more...

Top Resources

Case Study: The After School Arms Club
This project initiated by campaigning comedian Mark Thomas,teacher Barbara Raferty and Afri, involved highlighting the legal loopholes that existed by brokering arms legally into Ireland. Find out more...
Check out this online tool to 'Assess you Advocacy' from the Advocacy Initiative and Barnardos  

Top Reads
World on the move
Day of BBC programming about Migration.
BBC, 16 May
Neven Mimica on migration: Off-track or off the beaten path?
Neven Mimica, the European commissioner for international development, insists that addressing the root causes of migration and pursuing — even doubling down — on the European Commission’s current development goals aren’t mutually exclusive.
Devex, 10 May
Listen to Young Leaders' Arguments on Environmental Issues - Most Know Better Than You 
Being green is no longer only a concern for tree-hugging stereotypes. It is creeping into the consciousness of the political classes, and is starting to be taken seriously as the life-and-death issue that it is.

Huffington Post, 09 May
Parents’ Association Tackling FGM and early childhood marriage
Tom O’Connor reports from County Kajiado, Kenya, on a local community’s response to female genital mutilation (FGM).
Developmenteducation.ie, 26 April


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