Irish Aid funds a project which aims to improve healthcare for expectant and new mothers by using mobile phones.
The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) is an indigenous HIV and AIDS NGO founded in 1987 by 16 volunteers to restore hope and improve the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV and related infections.
The Embassy of Ireland, in association with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT Ireland), the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) and the Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), organised The First Tanzania ICT Summit 2013: ‘ICT Skills of Tomorrow’ which took place on the 19 - 20th November 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Today, experts from Irish Aid and the Defence Forces arrived to assess the requirements for medium term assistance.
Following the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Irish Aid has announced €1million in emergency assistance.
In total 150 tonnes of materials have been airlifted by Irish Aid to the region. Ireland’s total contribution to the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort currently stands at €3.5 million.
To commemorate World AIDS Day 2013, Irish Aid and the Irish Forum for Global health are hosting the annual Fr Michael Kelly event in the Galway Bay Hotel on November 28th from 6pm – 7.30pm.
Irish Aid Volunteering Fair, 12th Oct. 11am-4pm Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre, O’Connell St. Dublin.
In New York, world leaders gathered for the United Nations General Assembly meeting and in Geneva, two important new resolutions put forward by Ireland were accepted by the UN Human Rights Council.
WorldWise Global Schools programme aims to increase the spread, number and mix of post-primary schools engaging with development education themes and approaches.
Upcoming events at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre.
Two important new resolutions put forward by Ireland were adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Irish Aid is working to support farming communities in the developing world to help them address the effects of these changing weather patterns.
There are many exciting things happening in the Irish Aid Centre this Autumn
Irish Aid's support for breastfeeding around the world
Since December 2008, 19 August has been designated as World Humanitarian Day, commemorating the date on which 22 aid workers were killed in an attack on the UN Headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.
Potatoes are the world’s third most important crop and really important to efforts to improve global nutrition.
Irish Aid is inviting members of the public to a review of One World, One Future: Ireland’s Policy for International Development.
Open since 2008, the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on O’Connell Street in Dublin provides information on volunteering and other development related topics, delivers workshops on development for primary, secondary and third-level students and offers rooms for events hosted by NGOs.
The thousand days between pregnancy and a child reaching its second birthday is a crucial period in early development. Better nutrition for both mother and child during this time can have a lifelong impact on a child’s future, and help break the cycle of poverty.
Drylands cover 40% of the Earth's surface, and are home to 2.5 billion people.
Your home is faraway and in ruins. What do you do?
This project aims to help Ugandan police engage more with their local communities in order to help tackle the root causes of crime.
The humanitarian situation in Syria is appalling. Over 90,000 people have lost their lives in the violence. More than six million people, almost equivalent to the population on the island of Ireland, have been forced to abandon their homes.
Today marks the launch of ESTHER Ireland, the Irish Chapter of the ESTHER Alliance.
In conflicts, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies the vulnerabilities of women and girls are increased.
At a Foreign Affairs Council held today in Brussels, Minister of State Costello and his EU counterparts endorsed a common EU approach to the new global development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.
Our new policy One World, One Future: Ireland’s Policy for International Development was launched last week by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello.
This April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates its 65th anniversary. Each year the anniversary is marked with World Health Day, on 7th April this year, bringing attention to public health issues around the globe.
Irish Aid’s additional €1 million in funding has been allocated to the International Federation of the Red Cross and the United Nations Refugee agency, UNHCR.
Irish Aid has been working to deepen understanding of current emergencies and foster constructive debate around critical issues in humanitarian action.
The Hunger - Nutrition - Climate Justice conference provided a platform to share knowledge, ideas and experiences that will strengthen our approach to ending hunger and malnutrition in the context of a changing climate.
Earlier this month, over forty students studying in Ireland under Irish Aid’s fellowship scheme came together in Limerick to meet Minister for Development Joe Costello and Irish Aid staff and talk about their experiences in Ireland.
Reflecting on the Hunger – Nutrition – Climate Justice Conference held last week, Irish Aid is highlighting the effects of climate change on communities around the world.
Launch of Zambia’s National Food and Nutrition Commission Strategic Plan (2011-2015) and First 1000 Most Critical Days Programme (2013-2015).
World Malaria Day was established in 2007 by the WHO and marked each year on the 25th April. The aim of the Day is to educate people on avoiding and treating malaria in the hope of reducing the amount of people debilitated and killed by the disease.
Minister Costello launched the second phase of the ‘More Milk’ research project during his visit to Tanzania.
Over the last fifty-seven years the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has promoted and monitored the rights of women around the world. This year the Commission will discuss how to stop and prevent all forms of violence against women and girls. Alongside this important work, the CSW will continue its valuable work on raising the status of all women.
Kiroka village benefits from an irrigation scheme that covers 147 hectares and makes it possible to grow a greater range of crops and harvest twice each year
This Friday, March 22nd marks world water day, and is an opportunity to look at the importance of water in all our lives.
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most serious infectious diseases in the world, second only to HIV. In 2011, there were 1.4 million deaths from TB, and 8.7million new cases of the disease.
We recognise that ending violence against women is not only imperative in its own right, but it also reduces women’s risk of contracting HIV and AIDS.
This week in Dublin, the 8th World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) is taking place. The Forum will discuss the growth, both economic and physical, of cities and look at how best to tackle poverty in an urban context.
In January, the world watched with mounting concern as militants started to sweep down from the north to seize control of the entire country. Their campaign was narrowly averted by the prompt and decisive action of the international community, led by France with the support of neighbouring African countries and in line with UN Security Council efforts
It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and the start of a series of events around the country to highlight how Fairtrade products and programmes are transforming the lives of small farmers and their families across the developing world.
As the violence in Syria escalates, the lives of millions have been affected. 700,000 people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries and over 4 million in Syria urgently need humanitarian assistance. In response to the deteriorating situation we are providing an additional €4.7 million in funding and life-saving emergency supplies
The Tánaiste and Minister of State for Trade and Development have announced that the €4 million misappropriated in Uganda has been returned to Ireland by the Government of Uganda.
Three students from Clonakilty designed and developed a fridge, made from everyday materials which harnesses the power of the sun and uses evaporation to keep food cool.