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E-Circular 21-04-16

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the IDEA E-Circular for 21 April 2016.

This week we have the latest for you regarding session two of our Development Education Conversation Series, a reminder about our DEAR Call information share, and a save the date for our 2016 Annual Conference. We also have details of events, opportunities, training, and resources from ActionAid, the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC), Suas, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Development Perspectives, Africa Day, Young Social Innovators (YSI), Comhlámh, Centre for Global Education, The Wheel. We have the latest in EU and International News, job and funding opportunities, along with this week's top resources and reads. Got news for us? Email eimear@ideaonline.ie

IDEA NEWS

Development Education Conversation Series Session Two: Development Education: where we've been and where we need to be The second session in our Development Education conversation series will be convened by Colm Regan (co-founder of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and of developmenteducation.ie) who has been a key thinker and activist for Development Education in Ireland for nearly 40 years. This will take place on Wednesday 4 May, 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the IDEA Office. Find out more... (https://www.ideaonline.ie/latest/event-detail/ideas-development-education-conversation-series-session-2) Reminder: DEAR Call Info Share As a result of our DEAR Call information session, 07 April, IDEA has set up a group to help facilitate the identification of potential partners. If your organisation has been contacted by a potential EU partner and you are not interested or not in a position to explore this particular opportunity, we would like to share this information with other IDEA members. Please contact susan@ideaonline.ie (mailto:susan@ideaonline.ie) if you would like to join the information-sharing group and/or if you are aware of an interested organisation that you are willing to share.

Save the Date: IDEA Annual Conference 2016

The IDEA Annual Conference 2016 will take place in Wood Quay Venue on 10 June. More details to follow shortly...

Member & Partner News

ActionAid: New report on tax treaties depriving poorest of revenue ActionAid's latest report, examining over 500 international tax treaties, shows developing countries are losing billions in tax revenue each year due to tax treaties, with Ireland joint lowest scoring. Find out more...

LASC Latin America Week 2016

This year Latin America Solidarity Centre's annual Latin America Week is focusing on the migrant and humanitarian crisis in Europe and Central America/Mexico. The Conference, will take place this Saturday, 23 April, 10.15am to 1pm, Department of Ecumenics, Trinity College. Find out more...

Suas: Looking for volunteers to join editorial committee for stand.ie

Stand.ie is a website exploring global justice issues featuring articles written by volunteer contributors. Suas is looking for a range of members who have an interest in/experience of writing, editing, taking photos, making videos/podcasts, creating visuals, conducting interviews, social media marketing to join the group. If you're interested in getting involved with the group, please contact Deirdre at deirdre@suas.ie 

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design & Comhlámh: Tools for Creativity & Change Training

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and Comhlámh are hosting a training day, Tuesday, 26 April, for community workers, youth workers, educators, volunteers and anyone interested in engaging others with Global Citizenship themes. Find out more...

ActionAid: Free Tax Justice and Campaigning Training

ActionAid are hosting a free three-day tax justice campaign training in Dublin, Saturday the 30 April - 01 May, 10am - 5pm daily. The training will cover campaigning skills, communications skills, knowledge sharing on tax justice and participants will have the chance to execute a public action. Find out more...

Development Perspectives: #SDGChallenge- Take the Challenge and Be the Change

Development Perspectives is launching a new interactive and participatory challenge to support the global movement towards the Sustainable Development Goals, beginning in May. Each month they will focus on one of the 17 goals. Find out more... 

Suas Ideas Collective: Participate in Summer Programme

Suas is looking for young people who have ideas for social or environmental projects that they'd like to put into action to take part in their Ideas Collective. The part-time programme runs over 3 months and supports participants to bring their ideas for action to life. Deadline for submissions is Monday, 02 May. Find out more...

Africa Day Dublin: Join the Volunteer Team

If you are interested in volunteering for Africa Day Dublin 2016 the deadline for application is 03 May. Find out more...

Creating a Better World Exhibition - Invitation to Exhibit

The Young Social Innovators Awards and Showcase on 10 May 2016 will have 5,000 teenagers and their teachers from schools throughout Ireland participating. Find out more... 

Comhlámh: Coming Home Weekend

Comhlámh (https://www.facebook.com/Comhlamh/) 's next Coming Home Weekend is taking place on the 14 and 15 May 2016 in the Emmaus Centre, Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. Find out more...

Real Tools to bring about Real Change

The Centre for Global Education & Queen’s University Belfast School of Education are hosting a practical session on ways to engage young people in authentic active citizenship projects on Tuesday, 17 May, facilitated by Jamie Kelsey-Fry author of the groundbreaking youth empowerment text the Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit. To find out more, contact stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com 

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... 

Other News 

The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas The Limerick Spring returns for its' third year, 19-24 April, to celebrate the role of the citizen in our democracy and invites audiences to a series of events celebrating, reflecting and creating new dialogue on what the nation means to us 100 years on. Find out more... 

March against TTIP and CETA

The TTIP information network, Comhlámh Trade Justice group, Young Friends of the Earth, Attac Ireland and other civil society and community groups are marching against TTIP and CETA this Saturday, 23 April, 2:00pm, Central Bank, Dublin 2. Find out more...

Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture 2016

The Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture in partnership with UCD and TCD will take place on Thursday, 28 April, 6:30pm. Czech philosopher Professor Jan Sokol, one of the first signatories of Charter 77, will speak on the topic of 'Dictatorship to Democracy: The Role of Human Rights Defenders'. The event has now been sold out but you can watch it via live stream. Find out more...

MIC: New PhD Programme in International Development Practice and Education Mary Immaculate College 

Limerick (MIC) has launched a new Structured PhD programme in International Development Practice and Education. The programme will train generalist practitioners and educators by combining a range of teaching and learning approaches developed by experts from academia, policy making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Find out more... 

Research Methodology Workshop for Development Practitioners

One Day Research Methodology Workshop for Development Practitioners: “Research for Results” Development Studies Association Ireland and Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) are hosting a one day workshop designed to provide a focused and intense review of some of the main methodological issues starting off from practical research needs, 09 May 2016, 09:00am – 04:15pm. Find out more... 

Civil Society Study Group meeting

Development Studies Association Ireland (DSA Ireland) will hold their next Civil Society Study Group meeting on the 10 May, 12:00 – 14:-00, in the TRISS Seminar Room in the Arts Building in Trinity College Dublin. The focus will be on the meaning of civil society in an Irish context. 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), 29 June - 01 July. The title of the conference is “Global (In-)Securities” and it will take place from the 29 June 2016 – 1 July 2016. Find out more... 

EU & International News

International Network for Higher Education in Africa Resource Database

The International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA) has just launched an "African Higher Education Resource Database" , direct to higher education students, academics, researchers, policy makers , and other actors, engaged in African research and development. Find out more... 

CIVICUS: Global Day of Citizen Action

The Global Day of Citizen Action on 14 May is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of 'civic space' - the freedom to speak out, organise and take action. Find out more... 

Checkpoint Europe: The Return of Borders

The latest volume of the European Green Journal, Checkpoint Europe: The return of Borders, is focusing on the European response to the current wave of migration to Europe. Find out more... 

Job Opportunities

Plan International Ireland - Education Advisor Plan International Ireland is looking for an experienced development professional to support its education work across a number of key programmatic themes. Deadline is 25 April. Find out more... 

Plan International Ireland - Education Specialist (Maternity Cover)

Plan International Ireland is looking for an Education specialist to support education programmes in the development countries they work in. This role will primarily focus on supporting a large scale education programme in Guinea where Plan International Ireland works in collaboration with Plan International Germany on Basic education. Deadline is 28 April. Find out more...

Funding Opportunities 

The Community Foundation for Ireland Announces Grants

Over €600,000 will be awarded to community and voluntary groups across Ireland to increase the sense of belonging in Ireland for Refugees, Transgender Identities and Experiences, and Families at Risk of Homelessness is now open. All applications are online and the closing date for this Grant Scheme is 4.30 p.m. Friday, 22 April. Find out more... 

The IPB Community Engagement Fund

The €1m IPB Insurance Community Engagement Fund is now open for applications. The purpose of the fund is to support projects rooted in the local area, led by local people and to improve the quality of life for those living in their community. Grants between €2,000 and €20,000 available. The deadline is 25 April. 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 deadline for concept notes is 01 June. Find out more... 

Top Resources

Case Study: Development Education Building in Adult Training & Education

This case study outlines the learning from the DEBATE Project's capacity building programme aimed to engage tutors in learning and teaching about Development Education in existing adult education programmes. Find out more... 

Interesting video by Ruairi McKiernan reflecting on 1916-2016 and issuing a call to action for a new Ireland. Find out more... 

New Fashion Transparency Index published by the Ethical Consumer and Fashion Revolution. The index rates 40 of the biggest global fashion brands and companies according to the level of transparency in their supply chain.

Top Reads

Migration between poor countries rising faster than to rich ones – study

IOM says figures are reminder to wealthy nations that others are coping with bigger influxes with fewer resources

The Guardian, 20 April

Ireland misses pollution targets by a mile 

One of the faults of journalism, and it has many, is that it often lets the urgent overshadow the important.

RTE, 14 April

85 families became homeless in Dublin in March 

Figures issued by Focus Ireland report that 85 families became newly homeless in Dublin in March and were referred to its family services.

UTVIreland, 13 April

We cannot forget about mental health when striving towards the SDGs 

Mental health and well-being MUST feature in our discussions and actions on the sustainable development goals.

Developmenteducation.ie, 12 April


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