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E-Circular 20-08-15

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 20 August 2015.

This week we have the latest from the Challenging the Crisis Campaign along with links to the GENE Review Submissions and details of our upcoming workshops. We also have courses and training opportunities from ActionAid, LYCS, Crawford Collage of Art & Design, the Centre for Global Education, Comhlámh, and the Wheel, resources from the Global Learning Programme and Kimmage DSC, and calls for papers and volunteers from DSA Ireland, Dóchas, and National Youth Council of Ireland. We also have job opportunities from the Centre for Global Education and DSA Ireland along with top reads and resources and more...

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IDEA News 

GENE Review Submissions
At the request of Irish Aid, the Global Education Network Europe (GENE) are in the process of carrying out a peer review of Development Education in Ireland that will inform Irish Aid’s future strategy in this area. IDEA has played an active role in ensuring that the voice of the sector is reflected in the review and that, through its Task Groups, as many actors as possible from across Development Education in Ireland have been involved in the process. Find out more and read the submissions...

Good Governance Group
IDEA's Good Governance Group will reconvene this autumn. We welcome any members who are working towards improving governance in their organisations, especially those working towards compliance with the Governance Code. This autumn we will offer a combination of training, peer sharing and support, which we hope will help us all improve how we govern our organisations.  
  
Our first session will be on Thursday 10 Sept.  We invite any interested members to attend a lunchtime seminar (12 - 1 pm) at Carmichael House, Living Good Governance.  This session will explore good governance as a core organisational value, rather than simply a box-ticking exercise.  Following the seminar, we will move on to the IDEA office (1:30 - 3:30 pm) where we will tackle practical questions arising from the seminar, and share relevant documents from IDEA's Good Governance Folder. Please contact Susan via susan@ideaonline.ie before Thursday 3 Sept. If you would like to attend the Carmichael Centre session and/or the meeting at IDEA.

Child Protection Awareness Training
As we all know, Child Protection is an essential aspect of good governance.  On Tuesday, 15 Sept, 10:30 - 3:00 at the IDEA office, IDEA is offering a Child Protection Awareness Training. This training is certified by the National Youth Council of Ireland. The training is free but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Susan viasusan@ideaonline.ie as soon as possible if you would like to attend. NOTE: for those of you who are interested in more in-depth training in Child Protection, Comhlámh is running a Child Safeguarding Training which will be delivered on-line and face-to-face over an 8 month period. Comhlámh have kindly offered places to IDEA members; for more information please contactphilip@comhlamh.org.
 
Partnerships for Development Education in the Adult and Community Sector: An Exploratory Workshop
Partnership is a word that comes up frequently when discussing how we might further integrate Development Education into the Adult & Community Sectors. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about collaborations and partnerships? And how can we build effective partnerships that will help us to achieve our goals? IDEA and the Community Sector Working Group invites all interested IDEA members to attend a workshop that will explore partnerships within the specific context of IDEA's Draft Strategy for DE in Adult and Community Education, and will enable Working Group members to take the first steps in setting up mutually beneficial partnerships. The workshop will be facilitated by Kieran Murphy of Wholestory and take place Thursday 24th September, 9:30 - 1:00 at the IDEA office. Please contact Susanvia susan@ideaonline.ie if you would like to attend.

Monitoring Workshops
As part of our work on measuring the impact of Development Education, IDEA is delighted to be working with Comhlámh and Dóchas to host a set of two participatory workshops on Monitoring in Development and in Development Education. Workshop one, which will be held on Tuesday 6 October 6 -9 pm will be aimed at CEOs, Directors and Board Members and will focus on the benefits that good monitoring practices can bring to an organisation.  Workshop two, which will be held on Thursday 8 October (Half-day, times tbc), will be aimed at Development and Development Education practitioners, and will focus on concepts and tools for monitoring.  The workshops will be facilitated by Out of the Box  and will be held at the Comhlámh offices on Parliament St, Dublin 2. Please contact Philip Mudge at Comhlámh, via philip@comhlamh.org if you are interested in attending or you can contact Susan via susan@ideaonline.ie if you would like more information. 

The Latest from Challenging the Crisis
The Challenging the Crisis team will shortly have a new member in Eleftheria Papamichali who is joining us from Greece via the European Voluntary Service scheme - part of the European Union's Erasmus+ programme. Eleftheria will be with us from 9 months starting in September.

The campaign is now well underway with campaign launches in Slovenia, Portugal and Spain in recent weeks. The Irish Young Global Advocates have also been busy, presenting at an event on 'A People's Economy' and taking a trip to Cloughjordan Ecovillage where they got to experience Social and Solidarity Economy in action. Find out more...

Member & Partner News

Play your part in spreading the good news
The European Year for Development (EYD) team and the Dóchas membership are working hard to produce this year's World's Best News newspaper. On 17 September, join hundreds of volunteers around the country to distribute it and spread the positive news of development! Find out more... 

New website for the Global Learning Programme
The website for the Global Learning Programme (GLP) in Northern Ireland is now live. This great new resource provides teachers and interested parties with everything they need to know about the project. Find out more... 

Online Child Safeguarding resources from Kimmage DSC
Kimmage Development Studies Centre has worked with the international network Keeping Children Safe to create an online self directed version of Child Safeguarding in development contexts. Kimmage DSC will also be kicking off its KODE Child Protection course on 26 September. Find out more...

Free Campaign Training from ActionAid
ActionAid is offering free Campaign Training for eight dynamic young people under 30 interested in women’s rights, equality and change making. The training will take place in Dublin from 24 to 29 November. Find out more... 

One day workshop on Development Education, Action and Social Change 
The Centre for Global Education is holding a workshop to support reflection and debate on how development educators engage the public on international development issues on Wednesday, 23 September, 10am – 4pm, Carmelite Centre, Dublin. Find out more...

The Shame of Poverty: Interview with Prof. Robert Walker
To mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October, the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), in partnership with the School of Social Work & Social Policy, TCD & ADT Fourth World will host eminent Professor of Social Policy, Robert Walker, to give a keynote address on his recently titled book ‘The Shame of Poverty’.  Find out more...

Call for papers from DSA Ireland
The Development Studies Association Ireland (DSA Ireland) is looking for abstracts/papers for their 2015 annual conference on ‘Transformative Change? The Role of Evidence-Based Research and Impact in Global Development’, taking place on 19-20 November. The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2015. Find out more... 

Comhlamh’s Coming Home Weekend
Comhlamh’s next Coming Home Weekend for people that have been overseas in a development capacity for 3 months or more is taking place on the 17 and 18 of Oct in the Emmaus centre, Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.  Find out more...

LYCS training events and resources.
Lourdes Youth and Community Services has just published its training calendar with exciting free trainings and projects coming up this year, for community workers and trainers. Find out more... 

European Year for Development Media Competition
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), are organising a media competition highlighting the positive impact of EU development cooperation around the world. Create a short blog post or article and be in with the chance to win €500 report from One World Week 2015 and see your piece published by the Irish Times! Find out more...

NYCI is looking for recruits
The National Youth Council of Ireland are recruiting young people and youth organisations to get involved in shaping the future for Ireland and the world through a Development Education Youth Council. They are also recruiting young people particularly those aged 16-18 years (and organisations who work with young people) to get involved in the Millennium Youth Campaign which is about telling everyone how important the new Sustainable Development Goals are to this and future generations. Find out more...

Course in Arts, Participation & Development
The Crawford College of Art & Design, with the support of Irish Aid, are offering a Cork Institute of Technology approved Special Purpose Award, Level 8 Certificate in Arts, Participation & Development: Creative Approaches to Global Education & Action. Find out more...

Certificate in Charity Law Trusteeship and Governance
The Wheel, in collaboration with the Law Society of Ireland, is offering members of The Wheel the unique opportunity to earn a Certificate in Charity Law Trusteeship and Governance.  The deadline for all applications is 25 September. Find out more... 

EU & International News

Agreement reached on text of the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"
The 193 members of the United Nations reached an agreement on the text of the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" on 02 August. The new agenda will be adopted by world leaders in September. Find out more...

DEEEP Evaluation Survey
F3E and Educasol supported by DEEEP, are currently conducting a study focusing on evaluation in DEAR actions. They are looking for your input to better understand the evaluation situation at a European level. Find out more...

New Policy Report from the Universal Rights Group
The Universal Rights Group think tank have just released a new policy report on the role of the international human rights community in contributing to effective and just solutions to human rights issues, climate change and cross-border displacement. Find out more...

Other News 

Youth Work Ireland's National Consensus Conference
Youth Work Ireland's National Consensus Conference on Youth Participation, the Hear Us Now Consensus Conference 2015, will take place on Saturday, 3 October in Dublin Castle. Find out more...

Submissions for Shining Stars of Europe video competition
People from all over the world are invited to make a short video clip of not more than 150 seconds showing a particularly successful development cooperation project, carried out by an organisation or designed by themselves. Find out more...  

Salt Mountain by the National Youth Theatre
The National Assocation of Youth Drama (NAYD) in Ireland is presenting the National Youth Theatre in Salt Mountain by Carmel Winters at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.Tickets: €22/18. To avail of NAYD group bookings of €12 per ticket , please contact Andrew Adamson atandrew@projectartscentre.ie. Find out more... 

Better Together Video Competition 2015
The 2015 Better Together Video Competition for community and voluntary organisations will open for entries on Monday 14 September at 9am! Submit your video of less than 2 minutes and be in with the change to win one of 3 €2000 prizes. Find out more...

The Carmichael Centre's Autumn Training and Seminar Programme
The Carmichael Centre has announced its Autumn Training and Seminar Programme. They have a terrific line-up of courses and seminars, with updates and insights into what’s happening in the charity sector right now. Find out more...

Job Opportunities 

The Centre for Global Education: Administrative Officer
The Centre for Global Education is hiring an Administrative Officer (part-time) to support delivery of a new schools’ project called the Global Learning Programme. The programme aims to strengthen the capacity of schools and teachers to help pupils learn about global justice issues such as poverty, inequality and sustainability. Deadline is 5pm Friday, 11 September. Find out more...

DSA Ireland: Conference Intern
The Development Studies Association, Ireland is looking for a Conference Intern to join them part-time 2 days equivalent per week (hours flexible) from  Monday 21 September 2015 – Friday 20 November 2015 (inclusive). To find out more contact natalja.matease@dcu.ie.

Top Reads & Resources

World Humanitarian Day: Time to recall aid workers who lost their lives
A school twinning led Feargal O’Connell to realise he wanted to be an aid worker
Irish Times, 19 August

Secret aid worker: there is still racism within humanitarian work
An aid worker in Africa talks about racial divisions within the ranks of humanitarian workers
The Guardian, 18 August

LYCS Handbook, Connecting Communities
Lourdes Youth and Community Services Handbook, Connecting Communities, is now available to download from their website. Find out more...  

Explaining the Universal Periodic Review
Here's a great resource for explaining the UPR process ahead of Ireland's second review in April 2016. Click for video...


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