Aggie Chama from Zambia to address Donegal Community Groups during SDG Week

ChangeMakers will launch Sustainability Fortnight with an online workshop featuring Aggie Chama, Project Manager of PRESERVE Kafue, Self Help Africa in Zambia. Inspired by the words of Dr Rebekah Shirley, Deputy Director of World Institute Africa, when she addressed our Annual Seminar earlier this year (June 2023), we wish to look more closely at the power of local communities to tackle complex global issues. We will hear first-hand from Aggie Chama about the work taking place at the Kafue Flats, the 6,500 square kilometres floodplains that flanks each side of Zambia’s longest river.

Donegal community groups and volunteers will then talk and network with each other to share their reflections on how their change projects in Donegal connect to the Sustainable Development Goals. All Donegal community groups are welcome as this will serve as a great immersion in the Global Goals and also the work of ChangeMakers Donegal.

Register via Eventbrite today so we can pre-assign the breakout rooms.

This is just one event as part of a series of events for Sustainability Fortnight, read more here.

We are grateful to our long-time project partners, Self Help Africa for their collaboration on this workshop.



ChangeMakers kicks off Sustainability Fortnight

A RANGE of events is due to take place throughout Inishowen to mark Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week this coming week. 



  • Tuesday 26 September at 12:30pm: Kate O’Callaghan, Project Worker speaks with Ours to Protect on Highland Radio about our Seeds of Change Grant & Mentoring programme.
  • Wednesday 27 September at 7pm (Zoom): ChangeMakers host a Seeds of Change Information Workshop about why connecting local issues to global matters in today’s world with Aggie Chama of Self Help Africa.
  • Thursday 28 September at 11am & 12:30pm: ChangeMakers host a Community Discussion about how to live more sustainably in Buncrana. The Exchange Inishowen at the Intercultural Cafe. Newcomers welcome. Followed by a Photo session with Artlink Fort Dunree to reflect sustainability champions in our local community.
  • Saturday 30 September at 11am at St Mary’s Hall, Buncrana: Living sustainably? We want to photograph you for an exhibition. Photo session with Artlink Fort Dunree at St Mary’s Hall, Buncrana.
  • Sunday 1 October from 2:45pm – 6:45pm: Documentary screenings and panel discussion at our Film Club at the Disappear Here Film Festival; Who Would Jesus Bomb? (2:45pm) & The Devil’s Drivers (5pm). Ballyliffin Hotel. 
  • Tuesday 3 October at 9:30am: Day 1 of the ChangeMakers Intercultural Studies 9-week course in association with Donegal ETB, (a Level 5) course, facilitated by community worker Francine Blaché-Breen of ChangeMakers.

Come along!



Intercultural Studies Course

ChangeMakers Donegal will run an accredited course in Intercultural Studies from Tuesday 3 October. Facilitated by Francine Blaché-Breen, a Community Worker with 25 years of experience in the field. Funded by Inishowen Development Partnership


Intercultural Studies explores intercultural issues such as diversity, racism, and equality. It also encourages self-reflection and active participation in a complex and diverse society.

Expect plenty of lively discussions to help you understand the world we live in, and your role in changing it.

Hybrid course, with four ‘in-person days’ in a central Letterkenny location. Course runs from Tuesday 3 October 2023 to Thursday 30 November 2023. Email Myra via to receive a copy of the schedule and a description of the course. Everyone is welcome to take part.




Rights of Nature Documentary and Discussion at Clonmany Festival

Join us at the Disappear Here Film Club during the Clonmany Festival for a screening of the Rights of Nature documentary and a panel discussion on Friday 11 August 2023 at 5pm at the Clonmany Community Centre.

The Environmental Justice Network Ireland has produced a short film in collaboration with organisations and individuals from across the island of Ireland and beyond that explores the concept of rights of nature.

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Environment & Economics – Striking a Balance, A Walk & Talk event

ChangeMakers Donegal in collaboration with ECO Carn, present: Environment & Economics – Striking a Balance, A Walk & Talk event at Trawbreaga Bay, a Special Conversation Area.


– A walk of the site by Karin Dubksy of Coastwatch and Trish Murphy of Inishowen Rivers Trust

-An overview of the opportunities presented by the LEADER programme by Andrew Ward of Inishowen Development Partnership


Annual Seminar Booking Remains Open to Thursday 8 June at 12 noon


SUSTAINABILITY and solidarity in the community will be at the fore of the annual ChangeMakers Donegal seminar early next month.

Taking place at the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny on Friday, June 9, the annual seminar is inviting everyone who is interested in coming together to share ideas to attend the free and public event.

Speakers on the day include Rebekah Shirley of World Resources Institute Africa and David O’Hare, Communications Officer with Trócaire, who are ChangeMakers partners, along with Inishowen Development Partnership, Self Help Africa, Donegal ETB, and Concern Worldwide.

As well as Rebekah and David being the main speakers at the annual seminar on June 9, there will also be a a panel discussion featuring Greencastle Community Centre, Muff District Heritage Group and the Donegal Gay Walking Group and others who signed up to the Seeds of Change Grant and Mentoring programme as well as music from the New Lands Choir.

Booking for the seminar is now open and while it is a free event people are asked to book their spot in advance to allow for lunch/dietary requirements for the venue.

Book your free spot now via Eventbrite and the link below:


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