Welcome to DE News April 2011, the Development Education e-newsletter of the National Youth Council of Ireland. This month’s newsletter brings you a chance to vote for the 2011 One World Week theme, another article from our series on the NYCI Ireland-Zambia youth worker exchange, and further training and networking opportunities.
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Wishing you all a nice April and break over Easter,
Development Education Project Officer, NYCI
News from NYCI
1. Vote for 2011 One World Week theme
What global justice issue should One World Week focus on in 2011? One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year. During One World Week young people learn about local and global justice issues and take action to bring about change. What global justice issue would you like to see as the theme for One World Week in 2011? The choice is yours….Vote here!
2. Upcoming training from NYCI in development education
Training updates are on the web: http://www.youthdeved.ie/dev_ed_training. Development Education training is available to youth organizations in two ways; Youth Workers can attend the trainings listed on the website. OR If you are interested in hosting one of these trainings in your organization, please contact Alan.Hayes@nyci.ie or phone 01-4255932. For training news and dates, keep an eye on our website.
International Youth Work & Development Education: This evening training on Tuesday 5th April 2011 at the Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier street, Dublin 2. This training will provide information on funding opportunities with a view to doing Development Education activities through an International programme in your organization. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Intercultural and Equality Training/Events
Cross border cooperation in the youth sector: A Steering Group of YESIP, consisting of Youthnet, the Youth Council for Northern Ireland (YCNI) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), on behalf of YESIP and a wider range of statutory and voluntary youth work organisations and agencies in Ireland, North and South, has identified the need to create a consensus on the basis for future cross border cooperation in the youth sector. A one-day working Conference for YESIP partners and other key youth service stakeholders will take place on Tuesday 19 April in the PJ Carroll Building, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Co Louth from 10.00am-5.00pm. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Zambia-Ireland exchange corner – article from Joy Chisompola, International Justice Mission Zambia
Throughout 2011, NYCI is continuing to support all who participated in the exchange by providing fora for contact and ongoing invovlvement in youth work and development education with young people in Ireland and Zambia. An ‘exchange corner’ on our website is a place for those involved in the exchange to share their experience, views and feedback of their participation. Each month an article will be featured by an individual or organisation involved in the exchange. This month’s article is written by Joy Chisompola Lubinda who was a Zambian participant in the 2008 NYCI Zambia-Ireland youth worker exchange. For more, click here.
4. NYCI Development Education Advisory Group, next meeting Friday 13 May
The DE Advisory Group will meet in Dublin on Friday 13 May from 11am – 2pm. Meetings are for Advisory Group members only. If you wish to become involved in the Advisory Group, you can read more here.
News from the sector
5. ‘Crossing Cultures: Dublin City Dialogues’, Tuesday, 5 April: Public Conversation with ‘Refugee Youth’ London
Following their participation in the 2010 ‘Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration’ film festival, FOMACS – in collaboration with the Irish Refugee Council – is delighted to welcome back members from Refugee Youth to Dublin. This visit offers a unique opportunity to learn about an organisation that supports young refugees living in London to develop and lead their own advocacy and creative projects. One such project, or what Refugee Youth would term an ‘action catalyst’ initiative, is ‘Refuge in Film’, designed to raise awareness about refugee and migrant issues and a youth led film festival held annually at the British Film Institute in London since 2007. You can meet the group at the Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2, from 5-7pmon Tuesday 5 April. Please register by contacting FOMACS on (01) 402 3006, or email@example.com.
6. Comhlámh news: first Wednesday debate, 6 April; Comhlámh Speaker’s Tour and Comhlámh Development Forum 9 April
First Wednesday debate, 6 April. Comhlámh, in association with Concern Worldwide, is pleased to host a public discussion on the motion ‘Mobile Phone Technologies as a Tool for Development; Magic Bullet or Hype’. The debate takes place on 6th April 2011 from 6.15pm-7.45pm at Bewley’s Café Theatre Grafton Street Dublin 2. Cormac Lynch, Founder and Chief Executive, Camara Education will chair the debate. Guest speakers, Bernard Gaughan, Information Systems Manager, Concern Worldwide and Dr.Padraig Carmody, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography Trinity College Dublin will be speaking for and against the motion at hand. For latest information, please contact: Arthur Gaffney at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! The last First Wednesday debate before Summer will take place on Wednesday 4 May.
Comhlámh Speakers tour:“Raw Materials – Raw Deal, the EU’s insatiable appetite for raw materials threatens to derail development in poor countries’. Coltan for mobile phones, laptops, DVD players, and video game consoles, cobalt for airplanes engines, cars and batteries, diamonds, copper, oil and gas . . . all of these are just some of the valuable resources of the Global South. But companies in the North, and a handful of local elites, are the ones making the most money out of them. Why is this and how can we change it? In a series of regional talks organised by Comhlámh, Claude Kabemba, the Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch, will attempt to answer some of these questions. You can hear Claude’s talk at the following events: Tuesday 5th April (in collaboration with BLOOM) Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin – 7pm, Wednesday 6th April (in collaboration with EDA): The Metropole Hotel, Cork – 7pm, Thursday 7th April (in collaboration with ACSONI): ACSONI, 9 Lower Crescent, Belfast – 7pm, Saturday 9th April: ComhlámhAnnual Development Forum, Charleville Castle, Tullamore – 12pm. For further information contact Alfred@comhlamh.org or on 01 4783490 / 087 7553495.
Comhlámh Development Forum: “Paradox of Plenty; the new scramble for natural resources”, on Saturday 9th April 2011 in Charleville Castle, Tullamore Co Offaly. Join Comhlámh to hear Claude Kabemba, the Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch, speak about the New Scramble for Africa. Learn about Comhlámh’s campaign to get the EU to think sustainably and put the interests of poor countries over those of big business. Find out how you can make a difference by getting active on this important issue. Development Forum Fee: €10 including lunch. To register visit the Online booking or contact Arthur.
7. TCD Millennium Development Goals Lecture Series for 2011
The series runs over 5 weeks on Thursday evenings from 7-8:15pm starting on Thursday March 24th. Of particular interest in this series is:
· April 7th, John O’Shea (Goal) The Real Development Agenda behind the MDGs
· April 21st, Charles Akelyira (UN Millennium Campaign for Africa) 10 Years of the MDGs, Progress and Remaining Challenges
For more information and various background documents for each lecture visit, www.tcd.ie/Economics, or contact: email@example.com or phone 086- 8442641.
8. “Learning Local, Thinking Global” on Friday 8th April 2011, Limerick
This Development Education in Adult Learning event is organised by Co. Clare VEC and Irish Aid, and will take place in Thomond Park, Limerick on Friday 8 April from 9.30am – 4pm. Lunch is provided and there is no conference fee. For more information, see www.claredeal.ie or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 065 6897642.
9. Census of Population in Ireland on 10 April, 2011
As part of preparations for the census the Central Statistics Office (CSO) want to ensure that everyone knows about what is happening and why, so as to understand what their role in the census is. As NYCI works regularly with the public, including people who come from a different country and possibly a different background and culture, we want to highlight the importance of everyone’s participation in Census 2011. It is important for us all that everyone is included so that full account will be taken of everyone’s needs when decisions are being made for the future. For information, the CSO can provide information leaflets in 21 different languages for distribution. Please contact David.Regan@cso.ie to avail of this information. For further information please go to: http://www.census.ie/
10. ECO-UNESCO Training, 14 April
A SPECIAL FREE ECO-UNESCO TRAINING on ‘Peer Education & Sustainability’ takes place on Thursday 14 April from 10:00am – 4:00pm in The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2. The day is designed to enable participants to reflect on the principles and practice of peer education and education for sustainable development. There is NO COST to attend this training. For further details and information please contact: Hedda Dick, or call +3531 6625491.
11. KADE Visions of Africa photo exhibition – closing date 5 p.m. Friday April 15th 2011
Calling all photographers; professional and amateur! KADE (Kerry Action for Development Education) is looking for striking photographs that portray a positive image of Africa. Thirty images will be selected for the annual Vision of Africa exhibition in Kerry as part of national Africa Day celebrations. The latest date for submission of photographs for the exhibition is 5 p.m. Friday April 15th 2011. For further information visit www.kade.ie/visionsofafrica. KADE is a signatory to the Dóchas Codeof Conduct on Images & Messages.
12. Seminar on Creativity, Participative Learning and Activism, Friday 15 April, Cork City
Spread the word to anyone you know who would be interested in this inspiring seminar, with artists from Colombia and Ireland, activists and educators all giving short but energy-filled presentations on why creativity and the arts are central to learning our way towards a just and sustainable world. And its FREE. Email email@example.com for registration and more details.
13. Dublin Youth theatre open casting: Friday April 18th at 6.00pm
Dublin Youth Theatre is currently looking to recruit young people from the new communities in Ireland to take part in a performance in May 2011. Following on from last summers successful Summer School DYT is producing a performance based around the experiences of young people who have moved to Ireland and are seeking young people to get involved! There will be an open casting held on Friday April 18th at 6.00pm in DYT House, 23 Upper Gardiner St Dublin 1, for young people aged 14-22 with an interest in drama who have moved from another country to Ireland. No experience is necessary and participation will be free. Young people do not need to prepare anything to attend the open casting but should have a good level of English. if you have a young person who would like to get involved please have them contact Ella at 01 8743687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. Funding for Youth in the World Action 3.2 — ‘Youth in the world’, deadline to submit proposals 6 May 2011
Cooperation with countries other than the neighbouring countries of the European Union (Call for proposals EACEA/09/2011)
Call for proposals aiming to support projects which promote cooperation in the youth sector between Programme Countries and Partner countries other than those which are neighbours of the European Union. The cooperation is addressed to persons working in the youth sector, youth workers and youth leaders, young people themselves and other actors involved in youth organisations and structures and interested in running projects promoting cooperation in this field. Deadline for submission of applications: 6 May 2011 (date of the postmark being conclusive). Projects must start between 1 September 2011 and 31 December 2011. Duration minimum 6 months and maximum 12 months. To find out more and be informed about more international opportunities, go to: www.international.youth.ie/content/opportunities.
15. Funding from Anna Lindh foundation
The Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) Network exchange has seen an increased interest of ALF Networks in connecting with the civil society that played an important role in the recent popular uprisings in the South, and in particular in Tunisia and Egypt, engaging in dialogue and exchange with Arab organizations and movements, particularly from Tunisia and Egypt. The initiative allows network members to invite individuals – speakers, trainers, experts or activists – to participate in either ALF meetings, the ALF Common Operation, or any local activity that you are initiating. The individuals must come from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. Priority will be given to participants from Tunisia and Egypt. Participating beneficiaries from European countries having experienced democratic transformation / change can also be exceptionally selected. The total amount you can apply for is €1,000. The total financial allocation of the Financial Support Mechanism for ALF Network Mobility is €25,000 Euro, and the ALF offers up to €1,000 per hosting network. Actions must take place before July 31st 2011. Actions can be submitted until June 30, 2011. For further information, contact Ann Luttrell, ALF Ireland Network Coordinator, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St., Cork on 00353 21 4272022/4277300 or 00353 87 9923184
16. Léargas Film Festival 2011: Sat 14 May for European Youth Week. Deadline to submit entries is 20 April 2011
European Youth Week takes place from 15-22 May. Léargas are organising a film festival. If you would like to submt a film to be shown during the festival, please do so by 20 April 2011. More information is available from Léargas.
17. “Not My Problem”: An interactive Performance and Workshop Investigating Global Citizenship
This workshop was co-produced by Children in Crossfire and DesertFish Productions and has toured to 20 schools and four conferences. If you are interested in finding out more, and possibly hosting the a workshop in your youth organisation or school, please contact Jenny Macdonald, email@example.com or on 087 967 3664
18. Trócaire’s Human Rights Summer School, 4-8 July in Dublin City University (DCU)
The school will take place from 4th-8th July in DCU and it is aimed at students approx. 16-17 years. The aim of the summer school is to equip students with the knowledge about global issues and also the skills on how to take action. We have run these schools in the past and they have been a huge success. There will be approx. 40 students from all over the country at the school and it promises to be a fun filled, action packed week. If you are interested in finding out more or applying, please feel free to contact my colleague Mary Boyce at firstname.lastname@example.org
19. Dates for your Diary!
2-9 April: Latin America Week.
8 April: International Day of Roma. Pavee Point and the Roma community are hosting an event in Dublin city on 8 April at 2.30pm to mark the day. To find out more, contact email@example.com.
2 June: ‘Development Effectiveness and the Public’: Dublin city centre. National Seminar organised by the Dóchas Development Education Group and DEEEP, a project cofounded by the European Union, that aims at strengthening capacities of NGDOs to raise awareness, education and mobilise the European public for world-wide poverty eradication and social inclusion. Further information available in due course.
17 June: IDEA annual conference “Irish Education for a Brave New World” – Why a Global Perspective in Education can help us to build a better future for ourselves and our children. The IDEA Annual Conference will take place in the Wood Quay Space in Dublin Civic Offices.