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Hub Cymru Africa project launches

The Welsh Government funded Hub Cymru Africa project, under the leadership of Cat Jones officially launched on June 23 at the Millennium Stadium. Event resources can be found at Facebook on the new website

Hub Cymru Africa supports communication, coordination and capacity building of individuals and  groups who want to start up and work on Wales-Africa projects: “We will continue and build upon the good work done previously by linking programmes, events, campaigns, volunteer support, and continuing our policy and advocacy work”, Cat Jones stated. 

It also runs an annual grants scheme of £180,000 - the grants programme is open for applications. 

Another opportunity to get involved with Hub Cymru Africa project is the Wales Africa Hub Health Conference on the July 1 2015. The topic is Developing Sustainable Partnerships.

Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership project based at the Welsh Centre for International Affairs.  

Event details and the registration form can be found here.

G7 meeting of some of the world's largest economies 

The 41st G7 summit was held in Germany on June 7–8. 

The attendees included the leaders of the seven G7 member states, as well as representatives 
of the European Union. They focussed on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign security and development policy. 

G7 leaders’ support for an end to fossil fuel pollution before the end of this century marks a turning point in more than 20 years of efforts to tackle climate change

See some opinions on the meeting below: 

From a German point of view
 From the anti-poverty organization "ONE".

Wales Africa Hub Health Conference

This year’s Wales Africa Health Conference on 1 July will focus on building sustainable partnerships.

Keynote speakers include Lord Crisp author of ‘Turning the World Upside Down’ and Grace Kondindo from Chad who will address maternal and child health issues.

Workshops will give delegates a chance to interact with experts on a variety of themes such as global health education, medical school developments in Africa, inclusion issues, applying for grants and why Fair Trade matters to health.

The conference will be of interest to policy makers in government and the NHS, health professionals, NGOs, Health Links, students and the general public interested in supporting development in Sub Saharan Africa. 

See the schedule and register for free here.

New faces at Wales for Peace

This month we are delighted to welcome three new starters! 

Joining our Wales for Peace project team are Noam Devey, Youth Coordinator, Ffion Fielding, South Wales Communities Coordinator and Hanna Huws, North Wales Communities Coordinator. Find out more about them here

Wales School Debating Championship 2015: Registration open

Registration for CEWC's annual debating tournament is open.

The tournament runs from October to November and is open to every secondary school and college in Wales. Over 60 teams participate each year.

Debating can help students of all ages and abilities to develop a number of important skills. These include the ability to work as a team, to reason logically, to understand both sides of an argument, and to speak engagingly and convincingly.

CEWC also organises Debate Training Days to help students understand what is required.

Register for a place at the 2015 Training Days and Championship . Find more information and register here

Last call: Philosophy for children(P4C) course

There are a few places left at the 2-day Level1 Philosophy for Children (P4C) course on 1-2 July in Cardiff.

The course provides a full introduction to the Philosophy for Children (P4C) method. Since 2004 this method has been used by CEWC to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills, listening abilities and levels of articulacy.

The course is £250 for 2 days. Save your seat and register now!

Manon Defis, Education and Engagement Officer, said: "If you are a teacher and want to get your students thinking critically and creatively and at the same time want to increase their ability to work cooperatively, this 2-day course is perfect for you!"

Wales for Peace at the Eisteddfod festival

At the Urdd Eisteddfod in Caerphilly in May, the Urdd officially announced its involvement as a key partner in the Heritage Lottery Funded  'Wales for Peace' project managed by the  Welsh Centre for International Affairs.

Young people had the opportunity to write their own personal messages of peace and goodwill on white poppies, and a huge mural was created by artist Laura Sorvala depicting how Wales has contributed to world peace in the last century, including quotes by young people.
For some impressions see the pictures on facebook!
Size of Wales is seeking a Fundraiser.

Our events

Wales Africa Hub Health Conference
01 July 2015 - 09.00am to 6.00pm
Cardiff University

Other dates for your diary

Women in Public Life: Julia Gillard
02 July 2015 - 6.00pm
Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay

International Musical Eisteddfod
07 July 2015 - 12 July 2015
Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen

Recent development in Ukraine
08 July 2015 - 7.00pm
Temple of Peace

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