Other Information

The Other Information section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openings, volunteer posts and sector courses, seminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right, or below if on a mobile device, to navigate through the different sections.

(1) Global Citizen Award - Registration Open

The GCA recognises and encourages international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland. Apply today! The GCA is about: Promoting The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Global Justice; Highlighting the interdependence of the Global North and the Global South; Critically reflecting on global social justice issues; Global Solidarity; Change-Making; Advocacy and awareness raising. Who is it for?: All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. Your 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing your award to be reflective, without restriction, on when you went volunteering. What will I get from it?: Champion global justice issues that your are passionate about; Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development; Social media, advocacy and reflective post writing skills; Network and make connections with like-minded people; Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni network. The Global Citizen Award is funded by Irish Aid and EIL Intercultural Learning and supported by 23 partner volunteer sending organisations. If you are a change-maker and passionate about awareness-raising actions, register to participate.

(2) Global Health Exchange International Conference - Call for Submissions

The Irish Forum for Global Health, the HSE and Dublin City University are hosting the Global Health Exchange, International Conference on 12 September. We are currently accepting submissions from those working across all areas of health and global health, whether your work is based in Ireland or internationally. The conference is being held under the theme: Reaching the furthest behind first: addressing gender and other inequalities to meet the SDGs. This year will emphasise the following areas: Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Sexual reproductive health and rights; Global health leadership; Health and nutrition; Inequalities that affect health. Participation is invited from all of those working in the broader area of health as well as in global health, whether in Ireland or internationally. Discussions will be actively encouraged between presenters and participants across the full event, so attendees are encouraged to commit to participating for the full day. Find out more. Closing date: 12 July.

(3) Innovation in Politics Awards 2019 - Nominations Open

The 3rd Innovation in Politics Awards recognise creative and courageous politicians and innovative projects in the member countries of the Council of Europe. The Awards highlight work across the political spectrum, that breaks new ground, achieves results and strengthens European values of human rights, social rights and democracy. The Awards are a citizens’ initiative led by the Vienna-based Innovation in Politics Institute. It is partnered in Ireland by the School of Law and Government in Dublin City University (DCU). The Awards are selected by a jury of over 1,000 citizens across Europe, including Irish jury members. The Awards will be presented at a Europe-wide gala event in Berlin on 4 December 2019. The participation of citizens is a key element of the Awards, either as nominators or as jurors. Be a nominator: Anyone can nominate a local Councillor, TD, Senator or MEP or a group of politicians or a political project for an award. Any politician can submit an innovative project her/himself. Nominate online, by 15 July 2019, here. Be a juror: Everyone aged over 16 can apply to become a juror. Apply online here.

(4) Issue 29 of Policy and Practice - Call for Contributors

Centre for Global Education invites submissions to Issue 29 of its bi-annual, peer reviewed, open access journal, Policy and Practice: A Development Review, which is on the theme ‘Gender and Development Education’. Full details are available here. For further information, contact stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com. The submission date for articles is Friday, 26 July.

(5) DSAI Annual Conference 2019 – Call for Papers

Taking place 14-15 November 2019, the conference focuses on ‘En-Gendering Development: Research to Policy and Practice’. Abstracts of 200-300 words, including a title and author name and affiliation, should be e-mailed to the DSAI coordinator, Clodagh Colleran at collerac@tcd.ie. All abstracts must be submitted by 5pm, 5 September 2019. Find out more.

(6) Cultivating Compassionate Global Citizenship

 A new report from Children in Crossfire presents a thematic analysis of teachers’ experiences of implementing  the ‘Development Education: Educating the Heart Pupil Programme’. Children in Crossfire’s Educating the Heart Programme aims to support teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The programme was created for primary and post-primary teachers across the island of Ireland. The purpose of the Educating the Heart programme is to support teachers to engage students in cultivating the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for participating in the world as Compassionate Global Citizens. Find out more.

(7) The Latin America Solidarity Centre is looking for an organisation to share their office

Located on the Art and Business Campus at Drumcondra, Dublin, the Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) is a membership-based organisation focused on creating social change in Latin America and Ireland. LASC want to share their office with another related organization or association. To find out more, contact coordinator@lasc.ie

(8) Sally O’Neill - Future Leaders Programme

Trócaire is delighted that the Sally O’Neill - Future Leaders Programme will open for applications in the coming weeks with a start date later in 2019.Sally was a courageous and inspirational leader who blazed a trail as a female leader in the field of development and humanitarianism over four decades. The programme is dedicated to Sally because of the support she offered to many people, especially young women, to grow into effective leaders in Trócaire and in our partner organisations.

The programme will empower graduates who hold a recent relevant Master’s degree to gain practical experience, based on Trócaire’s mission and values, and to develop into a future leader within the development & humanitarian sector. Opportunities will be provided in Ireland and in our country offices. Find out more.