- Registration and Self Assessment Tool (SAT)
- Welcome and Introduction to KOWC GSN and WWGS
- An introduction to Development Education
- Planning for quality Development Education in your schools
- WWGS Global Passport: A guide to development education
- Monitoring DE progress in your school: WWGS Self Assessment Tool (SAT)
- WWGS Support
- KOWC GSN support.
KOWC is member of a successful consortium which applied for Erasmus+ strategic partnership funding. The project lead organisation is AFIDEL, www.afidel.org, an adult education provider in south west France; other partner countries: (Ireland), Romania, Spain, and the UK. The 3 year project, entitled ‘NETPLANTS’ will address food poverty. The partners will share their experiences (effective methods transfer) and co-create new approaches to bring knowledge and skills to the target group participants. NETPLANTS partnership in the coming year will develop a series of workshops about cooking, gardening, decorating with plants, and creating cosmetics using wild plants. Our first step in order to prepare the workshops will involve each partner conducting a Wild Plants and Gardening Survey through an online questionnaire. Anyone interested in taking part in the survey can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
also log-on to : netplants Ireland (facebook)
Kerry Community Awards 2014
Kerry One World Centre has won a Kerry Community Award in the innovation category. The project submitted for this year’s Kerry Community Awards comprised the overall operation of the centre in 2013, including KOWC’s ‘Global Schools Network’, run with support received from Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools grant programme and an EU ‘Youth in Action’ youth exchange on environmental issues held July 2013. KOWC continues to provide core service activities and annual events in 2014/15 as well as several new projects.
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay?
Ethics and politics in negotiating write-downs across the world.
Thursday 26th March 2015
Unite the Union, 55-56 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1
What is the best way to resolve sovereign debt crises in a way that is just? Join DDCI, Greek Solidarity Committee and ATTAC Ireland, for an afternoon of policy discussion and debate on this question, followed by an evening of campaign brainstorming and workshops.
Session 1: 3pm – 4.30pm Report launch and panel discussion
DDCI will launch a new report authored by Argentinian Professor Alan Cibils, Towards Justice Centred Debt Solutions, Lessons from Argentina.
This will be followed by a panel discussion, including Dr. Andy Storey (UCD School of Politics and International Relations), Jean Somers (DDCI, LASC), Sotiris Kos (Nico Poulantzas Institute, Greece).
Session 2: 5.30pm – 8pm Parallel campaigning workshops
Spaces in the workshops are limited so registration in advance in essential.
Workshop A: The Irish Debt Crisis – What Happened? Community education and debt.
Led by DDCI.
This workshop will present a recently launched community education resource developed by DDCI and The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope. The resource is designed to create an empowered space for people to explore how private banking debt was made public, the impact of austerity on their lives, and to discuss actions that can be taken to address this gross social injustice. This session is for people who are interested in running the workshop with their groups or in their communities, trade unions, or organisations.
Workshop B: Transparency and Accountability – Why and how to carry out a participatory people’s audit of debt.
Led by Chris Fanning of ‘Observatorio Ciudadano Municipal Project’ in Spain.
This workshop will present the case for participatory people’s audits of public debt. It will be led by Chris Fanning of Observatorio Ciudadano Municipal, an organisation which has facilitated participatory audits of the impact of debt at a municipal level in Catalonia. Audits can be a very effective way of engaging people in the financial operations of their local government. The workshop will look at how to go about doing this, and brainstorming ideas on how audits in Ireland might work.
a symposium to mark
European Year of Development 2015
2015 is European Year of Development and Kerry One World Centre, with Kerry County Council LA21 support, organised a half day symposium in the ITT Tralee on Feb 20th 2015 to mark the year and stimulate debate locally on sustainable development.
Contributing speakers: Ms. Aisling Sharkey, Head of Social Sciences Department, (ITT); Robert Carey (NEKD); Micheal O’Coileain (KCC); Dr. Colm O’Doherty (ITT) ; Feidhlim O’Seasnain (ECO-UNESCO); Johnny Sheehan (Dochas); moderator: Sean Lyons.
European Year of Development 2015 was launched in Ireland by President Michael D. Higgins on January 22nd in Dublin Castle. The EU is the biggest donor of official development assistance (ODA). More than a decade ago the world committed to the Millennium Development Goals which included targets such as eradicating extreme hunger and poverty, reducing child mortality, achieving universal primary education, environmental sustainability & other very important goals.
2015 was the deadline for these targets to be achieved. Whilst much work has been done towards these goals, much remains to do and 2015 is the year for taking stock and discussing what has been achieved and what still needs to be done to enable a more just world both locally and globally. We secured esteemed speakers with much expertise who provided an interesting symposium with much food for thought.
For more information and Speaker Bio’s with Presentations Please click on our EVENTS page
Welcome to the Kerry One World Centre’s New Website
Please bare with us as this site is still under development
Kerry One World Centre.hosted its first training event in our new premises!
Johnathan Sheehan from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) delivered the One World Week Training to a group of youth workers from the KDYS and Kerry One World Centres. The training was in advance of One World Week which is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action, that takes place throughout Ireland in the third week of November every year. This year One World Week is happening between the 15th-23rd November and the theme this year is ‘The World Young People Want, Respected, Connected, Empowered’ .The training provided some great ideas and activities for youth workers to use with their groups during One World Week to help engage them with making connections between local and global issues.
Thanks to the KDYS and the National Youth Council of Ireland for helping to make the training event a success.