30th April - Women's Empowerment and Nutrition Webinar
UCC Centre for Global Development and the Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD) webinar on Access to Nutrition – How can we make nutritious food affordable for all?
Chaired by Sophie Healy Thow, speakers included Anna Herforth, Corinna Hawkes, Mary Corbett (Self Help Africa), Lilly Schofield (Save the Children) and Joseph Odyek (Concern Liberia). This webinar will provides an overview of the global challenges relating to cost of diet, and presents case study evidence from projects involving Irish and international NGOs. The discussion of potential solutions are guided by some of the “Game Changer” ideas being developed as part of the Food Systems Summit Action Track 1 process.
UCC Community Week is a new week long programme of public and community events, co-created by people across the university and together with community partners. If you are planning any event with a public, community or partnership focus for the Autumn this year, we'd encourage you to consider running it during this week.Read more
The Plan will be launched by UCC President Professor Patrick G. O’Shea
on Wednesday, 5th June 2019, at 17:00 pm to 18:00 pm
in the Aula Maxima, University College Cork
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The third DSAI Summer School is hosted by the UCC Centre for Global Development and focuses on innovative ways of doing development research which places participation and "citizen-driven" research at the centre of its practice.
STUDENT CONCESSION RATE: €25.00, WAGED: €50.00Read more
Dr Nick Chisholm, Director of the CGD, and Dr Darius Whelan, Senior Lecturer, UCC School of Law, are visiting the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai.Read more
University College Cork is pleased to offer three full scholarships to eligible students on the MSc Food Security Policy and Management.Read more
21st March 2019, Geography Building Lecture Room 1, UCC, 1-2pm,
By Izzy Bishop, Research Manager, Freshwater Watch.Read more
Dr Sinead Walsh, current EU Ambassador to South Sudan and formerly Irish Ambassador to Sierra Leone
Tuesday 5th March, 1 – 2 p.m, Western Gateway Building Lecture Room G.02 - ALL WELCOMERead more
Development and Governance in Central AsiaRead more
Donor approaches to ODA and development finance have changed in the aftermath of the economic crisis – and as a result of new priorities. How and why has aid changed – and what might the effects be for developing countries? How are these changes reflected in EU aid policy – and what role can Ireland play?Read more
Students, Staff, General Public come together to discuss the Sustainable Development Goal Zero HungerRead more
UCC has signalled its commitment on World Food Day (16th October) to addressing global food security issues through its teaching, research, and student and public engagement. President O'Shea today signed the Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) commitment, making UCC the first Irish University to sign this commitment and joining about 100 Universities worldwide who have already done so.Read more
UCC’s Centre for Global Development has awarded two Masters’ Research Scholarships to support post-graduate research relating to two of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation).Read more
A new undergraduate programme in International Development Studies, a joint initiative of UCC’s Department of Food Business and Development and the Vietnam’s University of Social Sciences and Humanities has begun this week. The official launch was by Ireland’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Cáit Moran, in Hanoi on 17th September.Read more
UCC Refugee Week- Celebrating UCC's University of Sanctuary Status & Supporting Cork City's bid to become a City of Sanctuary
Admission Free to all Events. Continue reading for timetable of eventsRead more
ALL WELCOME - FREE EVENT
Since the ‘reception crisis’ of 2015, it has become increasingly clear that the countries of the Global North are overwhelmed by the task of decision-making faced with the plea for refuge. As the philosopher Hannah Arendt said of a different point in history, ‘the European peoples went to pieces, when, and because, it allowed its weakest member to be excluded and persecuted.’ (Arendt 1943). It wasn’t just in Europe. The record of decision-making in line with the Refugee Convention in the Antipodes and in the United States of America is also wanting.Read more
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The Centre for Global Development held a Reception in UCC on 14th November, attended by UCC staff and representatives of external agencies. The Reception was held to underline UCC’s strong commitment to harnessing the expertise and enthusiasm of UCC staff and students to address major global challenges, and to emphasise the importance of the CGD in fulfilling UCC’s aims, as expressed in the recently launched Strategic Plan 2017-2022.Read more
Valid Nutrition is an Irish-based NGO working to combat malnutrition in the developing world. VN has a strong focus on developing new affordable products which can be produced locally where possible, and on building evidence of what works. VN produces Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) in its production plant in Malawi which are distributed through UNICEF, WFP and the Ministry of Health to combat acute child under-nutrition.Read more
The CGD issued an invitation to students interested in global development to submit a poster describing their activities, which could relate to research, campaigning, volunteering or other ways students engage with development. In launching this competition the CGD aimed to bring such student activities to a wider audience. A diverse number of posters were submitted and displayed at the UCC International Development Showcase event on 10th November.Read more
You are cordially invited to a meeting of the CGD Assembly (any staff in UCC with an interest in international/global development) on Thursday 9th November at 4pm – 5 pm in the Council Room. Dr Nick Chisholm, Director of the CGD, will make a brief presentation on the Centre followed by an open discussion where we are seeking your views on potential priority areas that the CGD might address. The meeting will be followed by a Reception in the Staff Common Room from 5pm, to which you are all invited.Read more
UCC’s Department of Food Business and Development is entering into a partnership with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Mekelle University Ethiopia, and Teagasc to implement a three-year action research project in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, funded by Irish Aid Ethiopia with additional support to the project through Teagasc Walsh Fellowships. The project will be focussed on the Gergera watershed, which in the past has experienced substantial natural resource degradation and out-migration.Read more
At the Cork Life Centre we are fortunate to work with a group of young people who are thoughtful, considerate and socially conscious-it takes little encouragement to engage them in topics or projects involving the goal and idea of making our world a better place to live. This October staff and students produced a book on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals with a student and a staff member responding to each of the goals and their importance in our lives.Read more
The ‘IMPACT Project’ (usIng Mobile Phones for Assessing, Classifying and Treating sick children) is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Information Systems (IS) experts including Dr. Ciara Heavin, Dr. Yvonne O’Connor, Dr. Grace Kenny and Mr. Emmanuel Eze from the Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC), University College Cork, Ireland, and Dr. Eddy Ndibuagu from the Department of Community Medicine, Parklane Teaching Hospital, Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Enugu, Nigeria. IMPACT is focused on assessing the feasibility of a mobile health solution (mHealth) at the level of community healthcare in Enugu State, Nigeria.
As part of this project, two research visits to Enugu, Nigeria have been undertaken to date. In doing so, the research team have acquired excellent insights into the feasibility of deploying a leading edge mHealth solution (IMPACT) using robust secure cloud-based data storage in a rural community, where the reliability of technical infrastructure is a challenge.
The UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre at UCC has attracted students from 12 countries for its new Postgraduate Diploma in Freshwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment.
The new, online programme, which runs over two years, has recruited 20 students from 10 African countries and two Caribbean countries.
Developed with funding to the UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, a Centre of the School of BEES and the ERI, the programme aims to support countries in establishing or improving their freshwater quality monitoring systems.
“We have been both surprised and extremely pleased to see the level of interest from low-income countries in this new online programme. For most of our students this is a totally new approach to learning, but they are enthusiastic and keen to take on the challenge,” said Dr Deborah V Chapman, Director, UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, UCC.
The new Postgraduate Diploma has been developed after consultation with low-income countries, primarily in Africa, and in Latin America and the Caribbean, about their needs to improve national efforts to monitor freshwater quality.Read more
Monday 5th November 1-2pm, Room 122, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC-122)
The role of Leadership for Faith Based Organisations as key development partners in Kenya by Tobias Odipo, MA Leadership, B.Com. H.Dip.Theo. LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment and Development)
The webinar presentations below:Read more
Building on established links and partnerships between the University of Veracruz, Mexico and University College Cork, the Centre for Global Development presented a shared virtual event with distinguished colleagues from Mexico. Key themes relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs) will be explored with specific reference to education, health, and food security and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find recordings from the webinar below.Read more