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We’re Moving from Kimmage Manor…

After 44 years based at Kimmage Manor, Kimmage Development Studies Centre will be moving house this summer, to Maynooth University in Co. Kildare, Ireland. ​O​n behalf of all the staff at Kimmage DSC, ​we would like to invite you to The Grand Farewell Party here in Kimmage Manor, from 7:00 PM on Friday 22nd June …

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New online modules for MA in International Development starting in March

As part of the Flexible and Distance Learning MA in International Development programme (accredited by Maynooth University) Kimmage DSC  have a number of new ‘for-credit’ online modules commencing 05 March 2018. These modules run simultaneously over 17 weeks. Distance Learners can take up to 3 individual modules from any of the following: – Managing Development Organisations; – Introduction to Development Theory …

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Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies Evening Course

This course will provide participants with an introduction to key aspects of Humanitarian Emergencies including explaining what actually happens in Emergencies; examining how communities, governments and aid agencies respond and introducing participants to key sectoral issues and responses, particularly related to public health, food security and nutrition, shelter and security. The course runs weekly for …

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Orienting Incoming Pastoral Ministry Workers in Ireland

Kimmage DSC organised and delivered this course which aims to orient and support incoming pastoral ministry workers in Ireland. This was the third such event in eighteen months, a testament to the need for, and value of, the course in these times of a reversal of traditional missionary practice, where more often ministry workers are …

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KODE Courses 2018 – Spotlight on

Our work at Kimmage DSC is supported by many wonderful people around the world who may not be familiar to our alumni given that they work remotely and you would not have had the opportunity to meet them in person in Kimmage Manor.  This is particularly true of the fantastic tutors on the KODE programme …

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GBV Consortium – Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020

The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV) is a diverse group of humanitarian and development organisations – including Kimmage DSC – that have come together to work towards the end of all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV). The ICGBV has now launched a new Strategic Plan: ‘Leaving no-one behind – tackling GBV where …

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Kimmage DSC Conferral 2017

We were delighted to award Masters in Development Studies to the final group of students accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) in Kimmage DSC on November 20th 2017. Many congratulations and best wishes for the future to all those conferred. All future MA students will be accredited and awarded by Maynooth University. An album …

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Slovakia Trip – CODET Project

Niamh Rooney and Ruth Powell travelled to Cadca, Slovakia in November to represent Kimmage DSC at the initial meeting of the CODET project. The Community Development through English Teaching (CODET) project is a joint initiative of ten European, Asian, and Latin American organisations. The project takes place over a two-year period and is funded by …

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MA in International Development Dissertations Stack Up

MA Dissertations are piling up on MA Programme Director Eilish Dillons’ desk this month. In the 2016/17 academic year participants on the MA programme in International Development (renamed from the MA in Development Studies, and now accredited by Maynooth University) were required to submit their research dissertations by 30th September, a month earlier than previously. …

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Protected: Maynooth University Conferring Autumn 2017

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Launch of Joint MA Programme with Edward M Kennedy Institute

Dr. Róisín Smith joined Rob Kevlihan and the first students of the masters programme MA in International Peace Building, Security And Development Practice run jointly by the Edward M Kennedy Institute in Maynooth University and Kimmage DSC. Allejandro, Sharron and Uyi joined other participants of our MA in International Development programme for the Conflict, Development …

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Development Training for Irish Aid

Kimmage DSC are delighted to be running a weekly “Introduction to Development Issues” course in May and June 2017 for Irish Aid staff at their headquarters in Limerick. Sessions include Theories of Development, International Development Architecture, Results Based Management, Cross-cutting issues of Gender & Environment, Humanitarian Assistance, Measuring, Monitoring and Evaluating Development. Our core lecturers …

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Celebrating the 2017 End-of-Year Ceremony in the Sunshine (Updated)

Staff and students at the 2017 End-of-Year Ceremony

The 2016-17 graduating class of full-time and part-time students basked in the glorious sunshine at Kimmage DSC today to celebrate (nearly) the end of the academic year. This year Dóchas Chief Executive Suzanne Keatinge presented certificates to our students. Classroom lectures have finished but online modules are continuing until the end of June. A complete album of …

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ENDORSE Project Training in Uganda

Paddy Reilly co-facilitated a training of trainers workshop at Lacor Hospital, Gulu, northern Uganda from April 24 – 29, aimed at medical and laboratory personnel from 9 hospitals in the region, as part of the ENDORSE project – a collaboration between the University of Milan, SACCO hospital Milan, Lacor Hospital, Gulu, and Kimmage DSC. ENDORSE …

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Saryar Poine Awarded YSEALI Professional Fellowship to the US

Saryar Poine at the University of Montana Mansfield Center

Recent Kimmage DSC Graduate Saryar Poine (2015) was recently awarded a YSEALI Professional Fellowship by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is currently at the University of Montana Mansfield Center in Missoula, Montana.

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MA Students in Top Gear

Our current MA students are hitting top gear earlier than usual this year, and have just submitted their research proposals. The MA Programme schedule has been shortened slightly because of our new accreditation with Maynooth University. Over the coming 8 months, there will be over 40 full-time, part-time and online students working on and completing …

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Myanmar Graduates Connect at Civil Society Organisations Meeting

We were delighted to hear from San Wai (MA, 2011), Saw Min Naing (MA, 2013) and Mi Kun Chan Non (MA, 2011) who met up at a conference of Civil Society Organisations held in Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar last week (February 21st) and sent us on a photo. The conference was held to prepare for …

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Kimmage DSC Joins European Network Against Racism (ENAR) Ireland

Kimmage DSC are delighted to join ENAR Ireland (European Network Against Racism Ireland), the national network of anti-racism civil society organisations which aims to work collectively to highlight and address the issue of racism in Ireland through the promotion and monitoring of EU and global anti-racist initiatives. ENAR Ireland created the iReport website to allow …

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IICRR Protection of Civilians Seminar

On January 26th the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR, based in Dublin City University) and Kimmage DSC organised a seminar on the theme “Protection of Civilians: Challenges for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Organisations“. Kimmage DSC Executive Director Rob Kevlihan opened the day, and IICRR Associate Director Dr. Walt Kilroy spoke on “UN mandates …

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Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies

Kimmage DSC has joined the Supporters Network of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies, which aims to ensure overseas volunteering has a positive impact for the three main stakeholders: the volunteer, the sending agency and the local project and community. The CoGP is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating …

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Pastoral Ministry Workers Attending 2nd Orientation Course

Participants on the 2nd Orientation Course for Incoming Pastoral Ministry Workers

Kimmage DSC welcomed our second intake of participants for our Orientation Course for Incoming Pastoral Ministry Workers, which started yesterday (19th January). Today they took a break from a whistle-stop tour of Irish history to pose on our front steps with tutor Robin Hanan.

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Niamh Journeys to Vietnam for Sustainability

Niamh Rooney packed her nón lá hat for Vietnam and the closing event of the Journeys of Sustainability project, which brought together 15 organisations from Europe and South East Asia to discuss sustainable tourism and capacity building for youth and youth workers. Kimmage DSC are a partner in the project, which is co-funded by the …

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Vietnamese Visitors Attending DSAI Conference

On Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November, we will be well-represented at the annual Development Studies Association of Ireland conference being held in the Harold’s Cross Education and Research Centre, Dublin.  The conference this year is entitled “Beyond Aid?  Innovative Models for Social Justice.” Rob Kevlihan is a member of the Steering Group of DSAI and Convenor of the …

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Oliver Noonan – 1st Distance Learning MA Graduate

We were delighted to welcome Oliver Noonan, our very first graduate of the Flexible and Distance Learning MA Programme, to Kimmage Manor last week for the conferring of his MA in Development Studies degree at the 2016 Conferring Ceremony. Oliver was one of the first students when the distance MA programme started in 2013, and …

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Autumn Conferring Ceremony in Kimmage

The leaves are finally falling after our long and lovely autumn, as we celebrated with our MA graduates on Monday 14th November 2016 in our annual conferring ceremony. 12 students and their families visited the campus to receive their degrees in person. It was a happy and crowded occasion for us all, and some students travelled long distances to join us …

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New Research Associates at Kimmage DSC

We recently welcomed our first four Research Associates to Kimmage DSC. Dr. Lorna Gold (also a Board member) Dr. Carol Wrenn,  Dr. Fiona Bailey and Dr. Fiona Shanahan have all published in areas of International Development, including development education and policy, gender based violence and equality policies. You can read more about them on our Research …

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New (Academic) Year, New Faces

Our new group of MA students have arrived from most points of the compass, including Asia, Africa and South America as well as Europe. Many are staying in our on-campus student accommodation, so it’s nice to have all the activity again after the summer lull.

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Conferring of BA in International Development to Maynooth University Graduands

Elsa and William are two of our graduating students from the B.A in International Development course which we run in conjunction with Maynooth University. The joint course started in 2013, and this year the first intake of students completed their studies. Both William and Elsa graduated with Honours, and were recently conferred in Maynooth.

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Sonia Ndimbira – FDLMA Student

Sonia enrolled in our Flexible and Distance Learning (FDL) MA programme in Autumn 2013, and will be researching her dissertation next year. We asked her how she came to join us, and how she’s getting on. I read about Kimmage online and found it through a study portal link a friend sent to me. I …

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New MA in International Development with Maynooth University

We are very pleased to announce that our long-running and well-established MA programme in Development Studies has been accredited by Maynooth University, beginning in September 2016.

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