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Welsh Bac support from CEWC

From September, CEWC are offereing support for schools and teachers to deliver the Global Challenge in the new Welsh Bac.
Martin Pollard, Chief Executive says “The new Welsh Bac presents a fantastic opportunity for schools and colleges across Wales to raise the profile of global education. But as it is a new approach, we’re aware that many schools and colleges will be seeking support and, with our experience in delivering high quality global education projects and teacher training, we’re well placed to offer this support.”
Find out more about the kind of support we can offer.
Find more information about the Welsh Bac on the Welsh Baccalaureate Website.

WCIA autumn events 

We have lots of events coming up this autumn. The first is in partnership with Cardiff and District UNA – ‚Should the UK remain in NATO? today, September 30.
In October, there is the first in our #CelebratingHumanRights series – Fighting for Human Rights, on October 17.
Then, in November, look out for our events leading up to the Climate Change Summit (COP21) and we’ll be #CelebratingHumanRights again on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November.
Susie Ventris-Field, Deputy Chief Executive of the WCIA says: „We’re just confirming some dates and times and then registrations will be open for all our events. Stay updated on Facebook aswell. You can already register for ‚Should the UK remain in NATO?‘ and ‚Fighting for Human Rights‘.
Also take a look at our Wales for Peace and Hub Cymru Africa project events.

Meet us on facebook!

Every Monday for two months, we've been introducing one of the WCIA team members and partners.
In case you missed some of the posts, just type in the hashtag #MeetTheWCIATeamMonday on Facebook.
Our purpose on Facebook is to inspire you with our international affairs posts and to keep you updated with our work and upcoming events.

Find us on facebook.

Today: Should the UK remain in NATO?

A year on from the NATO Summit in Cardiff, today on 30 of September from 7-9pm at the Temple of Peace: UNA Cardiff & District Branch and the WCIA bring you an event to discuss the question: Should the UK remain in NATO?

We are proud to announce our key speakers leading the discussion:
Bruce Kent and Wayne David MP.
here to save your seat.

Go Green Day

Size of Wales is celebrating Go Green Day on 17 October again this year by dressing up in green, baking green cakes and holding green events.

Join in and find out more.
2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference 
From 30 November to 11 December 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), also known as “Paris 2015”.
COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. 

Also, the conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations of the world. 

Find more information about the conference here and here.


Film Festival brings a taste of Africa to Wales

Starting on Friday 3 October 2015, Watch Africa 2015 will screen a series of popular African films across Wales.
Besides the 14 films, a number of question and answer sessions with partner organisations and experts in the field will be hosted.
You can find the program here.
Festival Director, Fadhili Maghiya states: “I’m really excited by the films and themes we are show casing this year.

"Africa is a hugely diverse continent and I hope that people who come to see the films are left feeling like they have had a small taste of the challenges people are facing.“

Find more information on the webpage.

New faces at the WCIA!

This month, we are delighted to announce two new staff members in our team!

We welcome Shaela Ismail, who has been appointed as Finance and Administration Officer and Philip Kitchen as Finance Director.
Our events

2015 'A Year of Change' (Registration)
Hub Cymru Africa 
15 October 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Temple of Peace, Cardiff

Fighting for Human Rights: Colombia (Registration)
17 October
Temple of Peace, Cardiff 

Global Diaspora Week (Registration)
Celebrating the contributions of Welsh African Diasporas in International Development - Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learnt

17 October
Butetown History and Arts Centre

Remembering for Peace Schools Conference (Registration)
Wales for Peace

6 November 
Coleg Cambria

Save the date: Light a Candle
International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (White Ribbon Day)
Partnership event with BAWSO
25 November
Time, date and venue TBC

Save the date: Human Rights Festival

13 December
Temple of Peace

Other dates for your diary

Watch Africa
Starting 3 October
Find out more

Go Green Day
17 October
Size of Wales
Join in and find out more.

International Day of the Girl 2015
9 October
Full Circle Educational Solutions
Mecure Cardiff Holland House Hotel
Find out more and register

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