Joseph Kabwe Kamfwa participated in an annual Afri event in County Mayo on 20th May 2023. Joseph is one of our wonderful 2022/23 MA in International Development programme participants. As an agriculturalist and development practitioner from Zambia, Joseph drew on personal experience and values to speak with authenticity and integrity at the event.
Date: Monday, 19 June 2023
Dr. Paul O'Keeffe has published a new book chapter entitled 'Higher Education in Refugee Camps via Collaborative Blended Learning: The Impact and Benefits for Refugees and Their Student Tutors'. The chapter details his research into the impact of multidisciplinary higher education programmes which he developed and managed in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and Azraq refugee camp in Jordan from 2017 - 2021. The chapter appears in the Springer book 'Teaching Refugees and Displaced Students: What Every Educator Should Know' and is available to order now.
Date: Sunday, 30 April 2023
Michael Gaffey, Director General of the Development Cooperation and Africa Division (Irish Aid) visits Maynooth University
Michael Gaffey, Director General of the Development Cooperation and Africa Division (Irish Aid), recently visited Maynooth University to discuss, 'The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Development - Lessons Learned and Future Directions', with a cross-section of students from the MU Department of International Development and MU Department of Anthropology. Thanks to Michael and his colleagues Aoife and Hannah for organising such an engaging event and thanks also to the students for the critical questions and comments.
Date: Friday, 07 April 2023
Together with drylands researcher Dr Greta Semplici, from the European University Institute (Florence), Dr Tom Campbell is the co-author of a new article for the journal Climate and Development. The open access article is entitled, 'The revival of the drylands: Re-learning resilience to climate change from pastoral livelihoods in East Africa'.
Date: Thursday, 16 February 2023
Dr. Paul O'Keeffe has published a chapter on higher education access for LGBTIQ refugees in the recently published book Migration, Displacement, and Higher Education: Now What? This open access book is part of the Political Pedagogies series and brings leading international experts on migration, displacement and education together to explore issues relating to education in exile and proposes solutions on how the international education for development community can assist displaced people to move forward.
Date: Monday, 13 February 2023
The Change Maker series, a collection of conversations with change makers from around the world, resumes following the inter-semester break with a new episode. The latest episode, published on January 30th, features Don Tuan Phuong, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) speaking with Niamh Rooney from the MU Department of International Development. Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, CSDS and the Department of International Development have collaborated on various projects over the past decade.
Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
We are proud to share news of one of our MA in International Development programme participants being awarded the Schwarzman Scholarship. Courtney Gehle was successful in securing the graduate fellowship award which offers a scholarship for study in a one-year, fully-funded Master’s degree program in Global Affairs at Schwarzman College on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Courtney is one of 151 candidates chosen for the award from a global pool of candidates. We are delighted for Courtney and wish her every success with her continuing studies.
Date: Monday, 23 January 2023
Interested in applying for funding for an MA in International Development or MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice? Check out HEA 2023 Govt. of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme.
Date: Wednesday, 04 January 2023
Throughout Autumn we moderated the First Wednesdays series in our continued partnership with Comhlámh. The series comprised of a set of three interlinked conversations with those currently involved in real-world struggles in Ireland and beyond. Together with panellists and the online audience, we took a closer look at commonalities ‘in struggle’ across campaigning and activism movements, and explored what it would mean to consider these struggles as part of a process of ‘acts of global citizenship’ and ‘democratising democracy’. We hope you managed to join us for one or more of the events but fear not, you can catch up on all three here if you missed out.
Date: Monday, 12 December 2022
Welcome to The Change Makers series, a series of conversations with change makers from around the world. The Change Maker series sets out to explore some stories of successes and challenges through conversations with the change makers we have had the pleasure of collaborating with globally. Through these conversations, we hope to share experiences and learning from impactful projects that are creating real and lasting changes for people in the communities in which they operate.
Date: Monday, 21 November 2022