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Climate Action: Thermal Electric Wood Stoves in Malawi

4/12/15

Irish Aid has funded the development by Trinity College Dublin of a thermoelectric generator attached to a clay cookstove that uses heat to provide electricity for charging mobile phones and powering lights or radios.

Climate Action: Irish Aid supports small farmers in Mozambique

4/12/15

Irish Aid funds a CARE* programme in Mozambique, which seeks to enhance food security by giving farmers the knowledge and training to adapt to climate change. The programme also aims to empower the most vulnerable, in particular women, across households, communities and local authorities.

Irish Aid Climate Learning Platform and Country Climate Action Reports

2/12/15

Irish Aid Climate Learning Platform and Country Climate Action Reports

Climate Action: Pastoralists and the fight against climate change in Tanzania

2/12/15

Pastoralists are nomadic livestock herders who live in the arid regions of Tanzania. Their livelihoods are under threat, with less land available for their herds due to population growth. Climate change effects such as drought have also reduced pasture quality.

Climate Change & Development Learning Platform

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Malawi

30/11/15

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Malawi

World Aids Day 2015

30/11/15

The Irish Aid Annual Prof. Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS

Irish Aid marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25/11/15

Irish Aid marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Irish Aid launches report on Development Education in Ireland

25/11/15

Irish Launches report on Development Education in Ireland, GENE

Additional €2 million Irish Aid funding granted to drought relief efforts in Ethiopia

20/11/15

Additional €2 million Irish Aid funding granted to drought relief efforts in Ethiopia.

End of Ebola Outbreak Declared in Sierra Leone

17/11/15

End of Ebola Outbreak Declared in Sierra Leone

Climate Action : Irish Aid supports locals to restore damaged land around Lake Hawassa

13/11/15

Climate Action :Irish Aid supports locals to restore damaged land at Lake Hawassa

IIED Director meets with Minister Sherlock

4/11/15

IIED Director Dr Andrew Norton to meet with Minister Sherlock and Irish Aid

World Polio Day

23/10/15

Irish Aid has allocated €17 million to the World Health Organization Global Polio Eradication Initiative since 2006.

Milan: Irish Aid at SUN Global Gathering 2015

20/10/15

Irish Aid will attend the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering 2015, which takes place in Milan, Italy from October 20-22. SUN prioritises efforts to tackle under nutrition in pregnancy and early childhood, and the event will showcase the efforts of the 55 SUN partner countries, will take stock of lessons learned and chart its future direction.

International Day of Rural Women

16/10/15

October 15th marks the International Day of Rural Women, who play a pivotal role in rural communities in the developing world. Rural women are supported through a range of Irish Aid projects, particularly in our African key partner countries.

Global Consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016

15/10/15

The Global Consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit is currently taking place in Geneva from October 14-16. Irish Aid is participating at the event which will focus on how the international community can better respond to emergencies and humanitarian crises, now and into the future.

Irish Aid celebrates International Disaster Reduction Day

13/10/15

Irish Aid celebrates International Disaster Reduction Day, October 13th 2015

Minister of State Seán Sherlock visits Jordan

9/10/15

Intro text: This will be a summary at the top of the page, so people will know what it is about immediately. One or two sentences. The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, visited Jordan from 7-9 October.

Irish Aid Seminar on Conservation efforts in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park

9/10/15

Irish Aid Seminar on Conservation efforts in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park

Irish Aid Volunteer Fair 2015

8/10/15

The Irish Aid Volunteer Fair will take place in the Printworks in Dublin Castle on the 10th of October between 11-4pm. This year’s theme is International Volunteering – Get Involved

Ireland co-hosts United Nations Zero Hunger event

2/10/15

As part of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit in the United Nations in New York, a high level event was co-hosted by Ireland on the 26th of September, entitled “Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger

Sustainable Development Goals

25/9/15

The largest ever gathering of world leaders takes place in New York today, as 193 countries commit to a new development plan for the world.

Ireland's First UN Youth Delegates

17/9/15

Ireland’s first UN Youth Delegates met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, at a special event in Dublin today.

Kenyan auditors train in Ireland

8/9/15

News story on Kenyan auditors training in Ireland

Ploughing Championships 2015

17/9/15

Irish Aid at the National Ploughing Championships 2015

World Humanitarian Day 2015

18/8/15

World Humanitarian Day draws attention to the plight of all those affected by humanitarian crises, and recognises the risks faced by humanitarian workers around the world.

Accessing water in Liberia

18/8/15

The Liberian government has just launched a major new Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme, through support from Irish Aid.

Foreign Affairs Committee in Malawi

22/7/15

Members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade (JCFAT) visited Malawi this week to review the impact of Ireland’s aid programme in the country.

Financing for Development Conference

15/7/15

Minister of State for Development, Seán Sherlock led Ireland’s delegation to the Third International Financing for Development conference. The delegation also included Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Nations, David Donoghue, Ireland’s Ambassador to the African Union, Aidan O’ Hara, Director General of Irish Aid, Michael Gaffey, and civil society leaders

2014 Irish Aid Annual Report

8/7/15

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, and Minister of State for Development, Seán Sherlock launched the 2014 Irish Aid Annual Report in Iveagh House on July 8th.

Minister Flanagan and Minister Sherlock launch Ireland's new Humanitarian Assistance Policy

2/7/15

The first ever Irish Humanitarian Summit was held in Dublin today, bringing together over 200 Irish humanitarian leaders to discuss Ireland’s response to humanitarian crises.

Cork school scoops Irish Aid award

30/6/15

Vicarstown National School took the top prize at the 2015 Irish Aid Our World Awards final in Dublin Castle last week.

Thousands Fleeing Burundi

16/6/15

Since late April 70,000 people have fled to the neighbouring countries of Tanzania and Rwanda

Celebrating Europe Day

8/5/15

May 9th is Europe Day – a day when all European countries and citizens celebrate peace and unity in Europe.

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen

12/5/15

Yemen is facing a growing humanitarian crisis, as violence continues to threaten people’s livelihoods and their access to basic services. Irish Aid has been responding to the many problems facing Yemen’s vulnerable population.

UN Youth Delegate Programme launched

25/5/15

Irish Aid and the National Youth Council of Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland in 2015.

Ban Ki-moon & 100 young people

25/5/15

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joins Minister Seán Sherlock, Donncha O’ Callaghan, Evanna Lynch and 100 young people to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals in the garden of Iveagh House.

Ireland responds to Nepal earthquake

30/4/15

Ireland responds to Nepal earthquake

International team to review Development Education in Ireland

27/4/15

An international team from the Global Education Network of Europe (GENE) are in Dublin this week to conduct a Peer Review of Development Education in Ireland. The Review will inform the next Irish Aid Development Education Strategy.

Irish Aid respond to Libya crisis

24/4/15

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D., has announced €1 million of Irish Aid funding at an emergency summit of EU leaders in Brussels. The Summit was called in response to the deaths of up to 800 people off the coast of Libya last weekend

Irish Embassy in Kenya reopens

17/4/15

The Irish Embassy in Kenya has re-opened following an absence of 26 years. The new Embassy brings to 10 the number of Irish Embassies in sub Saharan Africa

Minister Sherlock welcomes Irish Aid Fellows to Limerick

14/4/15

Irish Aid was delighted to welcome a group of Irish Aid fellows to our office in Limerick. The post graduate students from developing countries are studying in Ireland under the Irish Aid Fellowship programme.

Irish Aid pledges €12 million for those affected by Syrian conflict

31/3/15

Ireland has pledged €12 million to help meet the urgent needs of those affected by the Syria conflict at a major humanitarian pledging conference for Syria in Kuwait.

Ireland organises key side events at the Commission on the Status of Women

9/3/15

Ireland is co-hosting three side events on women’s participation in decision-making and in peace-building during this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

Leading global policy makers visit Ireland to discuss hunger and agriculture

25/3/15

Ireland hosted the world’s leading policy-makers on global hunger, agriculture, and food policy this week, with a visit from the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the President of the International Fund for Agriculture Development, Kanayo Nwanze.

New Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction adopted at World Conference

20/3/15

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction has concluded, with the adoption of a new international framework on Disaster Risk Reduction. The urgent need for international action was highlighted by the devastating Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. The incidence of natural disasters has increased fivefold since the 1970s.

Statement on Tropical Cyclone Pam

16/3/15

Ireland stands ready to assist the people of Vanuatu who have been affected by this terrible calamity. Irish Aid will use its Emergency Response Fund Mechanism to swiftly release funds to partner organisations who have an established presence in the region in order to meet urgent needs.

Public Accounts Committee review Irish Aid programme in Vietnam

11/3/15

A delegation from the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) visited Vietnam this week to review the accountability and effectiveness of the Irish Aid programme there.

Ireland organises key side events at the Commission on the Status of Women

9/3/15

Ireland is co-hosting three side events on women’s participation in decision-making and in peace-building during this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

Minister Sherlock launches research report in UCC

6/3/15

Minister Sherlock welcomed UCC research on the production of emergency nutrition food in Malawi.

Irish Aid and Teagasc sign historic agricultural development agreement

23/2/15

Minister Seán sherlock signed a memorandum of understanding between Irish Aid and Teagasc.

Pancakes are a vital source of income for one Ugandan woman

17/2/15

Pancakes are a vital source of income for one Ugandan woman

Minister Flanagan to visit Palestine

16/2/15

Minister Flanagan to visit Palestine as part of weeklong visit to the Middle East

Malawi floods: Ireland sends humanitarian aid for displaced persons

3/2/15

Ireland dispatches humanitarian aid to Malawi

South Sudan Crisis, Ireland Announces Humanitarian Funding

11/2/15

Minister Seán Sherlock has announced that the Government will contribute €3 million to provide food, medicines, education and vital supplies to thousands of displaced families in South Sudan, who have fled the ongoing conflict.

Launch of the European Year of Development

26/1/15

2015 European Year of Development Launched in Ireland

UNSG's Special Advisor on Post-2015 visit Ireland

22/1/15

UNSG's Special Advisor on Post-2015 visit Ireland

Foreign Policy Review highlights key role of Irish Aid

22/1/15

Ireland launches new foreign policy review

Science for Development Award 2015

12/1/15

Minister Sherlock presents the Science for Development award to the 2015 winners

Come visit Irish Aid at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

8/1/15

Irish Aid at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Increased Support for Development Aid

14/1/15

Eurobarometer Survey on support on Development Aid