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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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Caoimhe Butterly Wins Grand Prize at ICCL Human Rights Film Awards

We are delighted to congratulate current MA student Caoimhe Butterly, who was awarded the Grand Prize at the eighth annual Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards, held in Dublin on June 30th 2016. Caoimhe directed and produced the documentary film The Border (link to film on Vimeo) which shows “A glimpse of …

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Incoming Pastoral Ministry Workers Complete Orientation Course

The first group of Incoming Pastoral Ministry Workers completed their Orientation Course today and gathered for the traditional family photo on our front steps. The 15 participants received a Certificate of Completion from our Director Rob Kevlihan, and Fr. John Kilcrann CSSp, who was the original instigator of the course, also attended to congratulate them …

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2016 End-of-Year Ceremony Rounds off another Term

Our MA students still have some assignments to complete, but put their keyboards aside long enough to gather with staff and our guest speaker Dearbhla Glynn for our End-of-Year ceremony, and the traditional ‘family photo’ on the front steps. Dearbhla spoke with great fondness of her time in Kimmage, and still keeps coming back to …

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Men (and Women) of Aran…

Our intrepid MA students have just departed for a well-earned rest weekend on Inis Mór in the Aran Islands. Here they are happy and dry on Friday afternoon, but that might not last, as the weather forecast is grim. (For those too young to recognise the literary reference in the title, the original 1934 film …

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DSA Ireland Issues Call for Papers for 2016 Conference

The Development Studies Association Ireland (DSA Ireland) has just issued a call for abstracts/papers for their annual conference on 24-25 November 2016. The theme of this years conference is Beyond Aid? Innovative Models For Achieving Social Justice.

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Dearbhla Glynn to Address our 2015/16 End-of-year Ceremony

Dearbhla Glynn is the Guest of Honour at our 2015/16 end-of-year ceremony on May 26th, and will be giving an address. Dearbhla completed an MA in Development Studies with us in 2011, and is an award-winning photo-journalist and documentary film-maker, specializing in making awareness-raising films around the issues of social justice, human rights, child protection …

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Scholarship to study at Kimmage DSC in 2016

A partial scholarship worth €1500 is being offered to an Irish-based development worker and/or activist who wishes to join the Kimmage DSC MA in Development Studies programme 2016/17 starting in September. This amount will be deducted off the cost of full-time Irish/EU tuition fees.

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No. 19 in Research and Perspectives on Development Practice Series published

Paddy Reilly recently published “Decentralised cooperation and its potential for local democratic governance: the experience of Trentino decentralised cooperation (PDF format)“, by Jenny Capuano, Massimo De Marchi, Sara Franch, Stefano Rossi and Paolo Rosso. This is the 19th paper in our Research and Perspectives on Development Practice Series.

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