International Development Week 2015

International Development Week 2015

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Welcome to the Aberdeen University International Development Week, where all those who want to start a career, or are interested in international development can get all the information.

So come along and take part in one of the biggest events on campus this year!

Full Programme Details and Links below: 


MONDAY 23rd: EDUCATION‘Education for a Sustainable Future’. Film screening of “On the Way to School” by French director Pascal Plisson. Speaker: Chernor Bah from Sierra Leone, co-founder of digital universal education activist platform, ‘A World at School’. Chernor is an advocate of the United Nation’s Education First (UNEF) as a part of the Youth Advocacy Group (YAG-UNEF). Location:Taylor C11Time: 6.30pm-8.30pmFor more information: 24th: SOCIALStudent social event- speed networking. Come along to share future ideas and experiences of development. We never know who we may be working alongside in 10 years time- fancy a potential career in international development? Then come along for some food and an informal evening to get to know one another. Location: TBC. Time: 6.30-8.30pmFor more information: 25th: CAREERS DAYHosted by the Centre for Sustainable International Development, Careers Service, and Aberdeen University Alumni RelationsThe day shall be split into 5 events, lead by:10.00-11.00 Dr Hilary Homans, Director of the Centre for Sustainable International Development.'Working in International Development: Lessons Learned, Current Challenges and Opportunities'11.00-12.00 Frances Guy, Head of the Middle East at Christian Aid.'Diplomacy and International Development: the highs and lows of international careers'12.00-13.00 Ali MacLeod, Director, Fundraising and Marketing, Mercy Corps.'From the University of Aberdeen to INGO (or the story of tango lessons in 6 countries!)14.00-15.00 Catherine Dishington- Ethical Trading Officer, The Co-operative Food.'An insight into the Career in the Ethical Trade'15.00-16.00 Sabrina Andrei (data analyst) and Diogo Guia (consultant) at Minimise Solutions.'Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Business Sustainability in the Developed World: The Efficiency Paradox'Booking:Limited spaces available- free event.Booking is required: please follow the link for further information. Suite 706, Sir Duncan Library, University of Aberdeen. Time: 10am-4pm. 


THURSDAY 26th: HEALTH'Insights into Global Health and Development'PechaKucha presentations, short-film screenings, panel discussion will engage with a range of themes including: HIV in adolescent girls, Neglected tropical diseases in women, Schistosomiasis in children, female genital mutilation, and girl's education. Location:Forester Hill, Lecture Theatre.FREE Shuttle buses are leaving from the Old University Campus at the side of Sir Duncan Rice Library. Service 9U at 16.35 and 17.35. (Please be aware that there is no return service, however this is a short walk away and all down hill to the Old Aberdeen Campus.)Time: 5.30pm, drinks and nibbles at reception. Please click on the following link for further information and event booking: 27th: ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGYFilm Screening of 'Switch' followed by a discussion. Forbes review,"Switch offers a scientific look at how we use energy. If you want to understand why fracking matters, why we aren't all using wind-generated electric power right now, or what kind of cars we may be driving in the future, Switch offers something that films like Gasland, with its burning-faucet scare tactics fail to deliver: rational explanations."Location: Taylor C11, University of AberdeenTime: 6.30-8.30pmFor further event information:

Hosted by
CSID, Careers Service, Aberdeen University Alumni Relations and Medsin Aberdeen