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Pastoral Orientation course kicks off

15 priests, sisters and a brother from Africa, Asia, and South America, gathered in Kimmage on Wednesday 13th April for the first day of a new Pastoral Orientation and Acculturation course for incoming pastoral ministry workers. Participants work in a variety of pastoral roles – such as parish priests, running retreats and in one case …

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Training Course for New IASC Guidelines on GBV

A group of almost 30 people from a number of Irish humanitarian aid organisations have just completed a 2-day training course on the New IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Action. The guidelines were revised last year by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), having been originally written in 2005.

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Humanitarian Logistics course arrives on schedule

Will Holden of the Irish Emergency Logistics Team (IELT) arrived exactly on schedule to deliver this Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics course.

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Students and alumni featured in the Irish Times

Kimmage students and alumni featured in a number of recent articles in the Irish Times. Current MA students Robel Shiferaw Melese, Mesay Tekalign Mizana and Wendmagegnehu Niku Yisrashe, all from  Ethopia, featured in the “New to the Parish” column (Photo: Cyril Byrne, Irish Times).

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Eve Bratman UNIDEV Lectures online

Eve Bratman of the School of International Service in American University gave a series of lectures in Kimmage DSC and the Latin American Solidarity Centre on the 16th February last, and they are now available to watch online. Too little, Too Late? Challenges and Opportunities as International Development Embraces Environmentalism through the SDGs Contradictions of …

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William Sikazwe, Distance MA Learner, pays a visit

William Sikazwe is studying at Kimmage DSC via our Flexible and Distance Learning MA option, but recently attended our classroom-based Results-Based Management MA module.

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Introduction to Development Representations

Date: Friday 11th March, 11AM – 1PM Where: Kimmage DSC Fee: Free, registration not required. This seminar by Eilish Dillon will introduce the topic of development representations, focusing on how images and messages of development are used by NGOs and in the media. The seminar is being offered to students on the MA course, but …

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UNIDEV Lectures on Development Education

Where: Kimmage DSC, Kimmage Manor When: 3PM/4PM, Wednesday 24th February Juraj Jančovič: Global Citizenship Education in post-2015 Juraj is head of the Global Education Department in People in Need Slovakia. His professional focus is on global citizenship education and international development. He has been coordinating several educational projects and, with his team from the Global Education …

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New HIV and Gender course: Context, Programming and Response

We are delighted to announce a new course offering through the popular KODE programme – HIV and Gender: Context, Programming and Response . This course is the culmination of a collaborative effort of a steering group which included Kimmage DSC, Trocaire, Oxfam Ireland, Irish Red Cross and A Partnership with Africa. This invaluable resource explores …

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Clarissa Araujo – 2015/16 Scholarship Candidate

Hi! My name is Clarissa, I’m a Brazilian national and a full-time student at the MA in Development Studies at Kimmage DSC. I first came into contact with the development world when I started working for a child sponsorship NGO in Brazil. This organisation is part of an international alliance, and after two years working …

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Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence: 10 Years of Involvement

The Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV), an Irish based alliance of International human rights, humanitarian and development organisations, including International NGO’s, Irish Aid and The Irish Defence Forces celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015. Kimmage DSC has been involved with the ICGBV since its earliest days focussing our efforts within the Consortium’s Learning …

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Reflection Workshop in Arusha, Tanzania

Paddy Reilly visited Tanzania in January of this year, and facilitated a Reflection Workshop held on January 23rd at MS-TCDC, Arusha. This was part of a research project entitled ‘Capacity Building through Education Provision: a review of the North-South collaborative programmes of MS-TCDC and Kimmage DSC between 1994 – 2014’. The Workshop was a gathering …

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Our students feature in Irish Times “New to the Parish” column

A wonderful article about the experiences of three of our current students from Ethiopia (Wendmagegnehu Niku Yisrashe, Robel Shiferaw Melese and Mesay Tekalign Mizana) appeared in today’s Irish Times (10th February, 2016) “New to the Parish” regular column.

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Conference: Global Citizenship in Higher Education

Book your place now (free for students/unwaged)! Suas Educational Development, Campus Engage, Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh are organising this conference to bring together students, student societies, academics, civic engagement staff, student unions, NGOs and all those who are interested to promote Global Citizenship in higher education. We’ll hear from leading academic, Doug Bourn, on the …

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UNIDEV publishes educators resource on Development Studies

The UNIDEV consortium, comprising Kimmage Development Studies Centre in cooperation with the NGO Support Centre in Cyprus and Pontis Foundation in Slovakia, is pleased to announce a new publication on development education: “Development Education in Theory and Practice – An educator’s resource” (6MB, PDF format).   The publication has contributions from a variety of authors and …

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UNIDEV open lectures by Eve Bratman

Eve Bratman of the School of International Service in American University will give a series of lectures in Kimmage DSC and NUI Maynooth on the 15th and 16th February next, as follows. Against the Current:  Green Development and the Case of Brazil’s Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam, Monday 15th 12 – 1.30pm Room B-08, Kennedy Institute, Manor Mills …

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Calling our MS-TCDC graduates

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Requesting Contact Details We will soon launch a survey of the graduates of the following courses which ran in MS-TCDC in Tanzania: Certificate (Programme Officer or PO) in Development Studies Diploma in Development Studies BA in Development Studies Since this survey extends over 20 years, we realise that not all participants of these courses would …

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Kimmage DSC is Hiring – Online Tutors

Kimmage DSC seeks Tutors for its Kimmage Open & Distance Education (KODE) professional training programme for the following courses: Project Planning & Proposal Writing, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Project Management Governance & Accountability. Tutors are expected to have a critical understanding of these areas and to have knowledge and experience of tutoring in an online …

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Caoimhe Butterly discusses the Refugee Crisis

On the 15th of September, Kimmage DSC hosted a talk given by Caoimhe Butterly, after her return from Lesvos. In this insightful talk, Caoimhe discussed the refugee crisis in detail and answered questions on many topics including what we can do to provide support and raise awareness. Caoimhe Discusses the Refugee Crisis 15/09/15   Caoimhe …

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Sr. Breda Eustace

Those who attended courses in the Development Studies Centre in the first two decades of its existence will remember Sr Breda Eustace with great respect and affection and hence much sadness following her sudden death in May of this year. Breda played an important role in the Centre for almost twenty years. For many of …

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Relaunching our ‘Understanding Development’ Course this October

This year, we will relaunch our Understanding Development course. Participants now have the option to complete the full course in Understanding Development, which runs from October 12th 2015, or to undertake one term of the course. The aim of the ‘Understanding Development’ course is to assist participants to enhance their understanding of the problems and possibilities …

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‘Facilitating Leadership for Transformation’ Training in Vietnam

Kimmage DSC was invited to contribute to the ‘Youth Drivers for Change’ project funded by Irish Aid, and run by CSDS (Center for Sustainable Development Studies) Hanoi. ​ Paddy Reilly travelled to Vietnam to present​ a module on ‘Facilitating Leadership for Transformation’ for a group of 24 young people selected from a list of more …

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Kimmage DSC welcomes Professor Patrick Broe to the Board of Directors

Kimmage DSC is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Professor Patrick Broe to our Board of Directors. A Past President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Professor Broe currently serves on the Governing Council of RCSI.  

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Trip to Tra Vinh University, Southern Vietnam

Our BA Programme Co-ordinator, Patrick Marren, is currently on a visit to Tra Vinh University in Southern Vietnam, which was arranged by Irish Aid. At the beginning of his trip, Patrick spent some time in Hanoi, which he describes as an incredible, frenetic city. There is constant beeping from the traffic that reflects the fast pace of …

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Paddy Reilly meets with the Myanmar Alumni Group

Paddy Reilly recently made a long overdue visit to Myanmar ​from June 24- 1 July, 2015. Kimmage has graduated no less than 18 people from this country in the last few years. Read a short account of Paddy’s trip below.  On this visit ​I​​ managed to meet with 10 of the Kimmage alumni (and spoke with …

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DSAI Autumn Seminar ‘Education and Violent Conflict – Lessons Learnt from Ireland and Africa’

The Education Study Group of DSA Ireland is pleased to announce its autumn seminar entitled ‘Education and Violent Conflict – Lessons Learnt from Ireland and Africa`. The event will be held on the 2nd of October at Kimmage DSC. Kimmage CEO, Dr. Rob Kevlihan will present ‘Education during conflict: Comparing Northern Ireland, South Sudan and Tajikistan‘. …

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“Journeys of Sustainability” Conference, July 2015, Cambodia

Tom Campbell, Ruth Powell and Shane O’Connor represented Kimmage Development Studies Centre at a conference in Cambodia in July 2015 entitled “Journeys of Sustainability”. The conference was organised by Deineta and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The aim of the programme is a “capacity building programme to empower youth and youth workers …

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Irish Humanitarian Summit

The Irish Government and UCD’s Centre for Humanitarian Action are convening an Irish Humanitarian Summit on Thursday 2nd July 2015 in O’Reilly Hall, UCD. It will be opened by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. This Summit is an opportunity for the Irish humanitarian

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Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership Event

Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership invites all to Stories of Hope and Healing – next steps for Sierra Leone @ birthday 54. When: Friday 22nd May 2015 at 7.30 pm. Where: Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin 2. Guest Speaker: Ambassador Sinead Walsh. Extraordinary Storyteller: Usifu Jalloh   Supper served at 9.00pm SLIP AGM: 6.00 – 7.00pm …

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Commons against and beyond capitalism?

A Thinkery with Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Anne B. Ryan. 10.00am – 4.30pm, Thursday, 28 May 2015.  CACSSS Seminar Room (ORB G27), University College Cork.   During the first part of this day-long Thinkery, which will be led by Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis, you will be invited to listen, think and converse with …

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