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The GCA encourages and recognises international volunteers to use their overseas experience to take action and raise awareness of global justice on their return to Ireland.
Who is it for?
All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 3 weeks’ overseas volunteer experience. The 3 weeks can be built up cumulatively, allowing the award to be reflective without restriction on when they went volunteering.
What will volunteers get from it?
Champion global justice issues
Increased knowledge about the SDGs and Development
Social media, advocacy and blog 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
For further information and to apply, please click here.
Organised by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, the conference will take place in NUI Galway on 17 - 18 May. Submissions of paper proposals on the theme of the conference are invited – see here for full details. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include your name, affiliation, contact details and a 100 words biography. Closing date for submissions: 23 February.
Irish Aid has launched the 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards for primary schools across the island of Ireland. This year's theme, 'Transforming our World,' invites pupils and teachers to learn about the Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid in partner countries. Register and find out more. Closing date for receipt of Awards entries: 23 March.
Full details of this Fund, which was set up to connect women leaders from the global south with skills building opportunities to strengthen their contribution to global human rights, can be found here. Closing date: 13 April.
The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe is inviting qualified candidates to apply to serve as Members of the Expert Council on NGO Law from July 2018 to July 2021. Find out more by clicking on the above links. Closing date: 15 April.