ChangeMakers will launch Sustainability Fortnight with an online workshop featuring Eric Kooma, Agricultural Advisor on the PRESERVE Kafue Project at 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.
- 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.
We are proud to bring the Disappear Here Film Club which is funded by Concern Worldwide to the Disappear Here Film Festival for the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the schedule and a description of the course. Everyone is welcome to take part.
INISHOWEN’S community members who champion sustainability and environmental protection, will be gathering as part of special event during Heritage Week in Carndonagh in
Wednesday 9 August 2023 at 2:30pm – 3:30pm at the Clonmany Agricultural Show
Join Patsy Toland of ChangeMakers Donegal for a panel discussion facilitated by Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP)
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.
-An overview of the opportunities presented by the LEADER programme by Andrew Ward of Inishowen Development Partnership