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An Insight from the Field: International Development Students’ Work Experiences

The showcase will focus on students’ experiences of their 6-month work placements in international settings, taking place in the third year of the degree programme.

The event is organised by students of the BSc in International Development & Food Policy, through the Department of Food Business and Development.

The seminar will focus on students’ experiences of their 6-month work placements in international settings, taking place in the third year of the degree programme.

Following registration at 10am, the opening address will be given by Professor Michael Ward. The main session will focus on detailed presentations by the students. The seminar will also include a keynote address by Ifrah Ahmed. Ms Ahmed is an inspiring Somali human rights activist who has won worldwide acclaim for her work on many issues, including HIV/AIDS, anti-racism initiatives and Female Genital Mutilation. This year, students worked in places as diverse as India, Bolivia, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Palestine, Thailand, Tanzania, Washington DC, South Africa, Indonesia and Kenya. The placements focused on a wide range of issues, from human rights to agriculture.

Some of the themes touched upon during the placements were: Protection of human rights defenders, watershed management, child malnutrition, prevention of human trafficking, the role of traditional customs in adaptation to climate change and increasing the food security of smallholder farmers.

This is an opportunity for development organisations, educational institutions, policy-makers and global justice activists to interact directly with the next generation of Irish development professionals, affording an insight into their experiences of the opportunities and challenges facing development organisations and the movement for global justice.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Business and Law
Date:
Time: 10.30am - 2pm
Location: Devere Hall (Student Centre), UCC
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Nora Hennessy
021 4902114
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