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]]> (Super User) General Events Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:23:02 +0000
Africa Centre Vacancy - Public Engagement Officer (volunteer)

The Africa Centre is looking for a Public Engagement Officer.

Interested applicants should email a short CV and cover letter to by 22nd September 2015. For detailed information see attached job description.

]]> (Super User) News Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:30:46 +0000
Culture Night 2015 at Africa Centre

Africa Centre invites you to Culture Night 2015 at the Methodist Church Hall on Lower Abbey Street, opposite the Abbey Street Luas stop. The event is starting from 7pm. Come and enjoy African Drumming lessons, dance some African lyrics and have cup of tea or coffee with snacks.

]]> (Super User) News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:35:23 +0000
Wildly wacky Wicklow walk! Intercultural Youth Society

Walking on grass. Let's go to Wicklow!

Africa Centre’s Intercultural Youth Society is organising a trip to Wicklow on the 25th of July as part of its summer project.

A bus will leave Dublin at 10:00a.m. and should be back by 5:00p.m. The return-journey to Wicklow takes two hours.

The trip will cost 5€ for each participant. Those living in Direct Provision will be charged 2€.

We will take a 4-hour walk in the Wicklow Mountains to enjoy fresh air and contemplate mind-blowing landscapes. So make sure you have your solid shoes on! We do appreciate some fancy clothing but we will have to do without this time...

A free picnic will be provided for participants, with Halal and vegetarian alternatives, after the walk.

We have also planned fun, team-building activities to do that will hopefully be encouraged by a lovely Irish weather.

To register, please send the following details as soon as possible to :

Full name


Phone number

Date of birth

Please also indicate if you are in Direct Provision

For further details or if you have suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Africa Centre on 018656951 or by e-mail to the address mentioned here above.

PLEASE NOTE the information you give us will not be shared in any way with other organisations. It is private and confidential information that will be solely used by Africa Centre for the purpose of this trip.

]]> (Super User) News Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:19:09 +0000
Africa Centre Survey

The Africa centre has launched a survey which seeks to gain insights from members of the African community in Ireland and non-Africans who engage with this community. We would very much appreciate it if you could complete this survey, which will take no longer than 7 minutes.

This is a strictly confidential survey and your participation is entirely voluntary. Each person that completes this survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a €50 voucher.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Yours Sincerely,

Africa Centre

]]> (Super User) News Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:52:27 +0000
Engaging African Diaspora Leaders in Development Policy 2015 - 2016

The Africa Centre received funding from Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotions. The purpose of this funding is to carry out development education activities. These activities will involve discussions with African Diaspora leaders on the new Sustainable Development Agenda (STGs 2016 to 2030) and Ireland’s role in tackling global poverty. The conversations will take place in Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Dublin and Balbriggan as a pilot project.

This project seeks to facilitate the African Diaspora in five locations in Ireland. Each location will be encouraged to take an active role in development discourse in Ireland. This is particularly pertinent given that no other development education provider works with these specific demographics. As one of the few migrant-led organisations in the country, the Africa Centre is uniquely placed to bring credible, authentic and diverse voices into the development education sector.

The aim is to strategically position the African Diaspora as a contributor of multiple African perspectives in the development discourses in Ireland.

The objectives are to facilitate spaces for the structured engagement of African Diaspora leaders. During these times there will be national discourse on global development and justice issues. This will provide a platform to increase the African Diaspora’s awareness and understanding of the root causes of global inequality and poverty. Increasing awareness on these issues will strengthen agency among young people and encourage them to take on these problems.

Project Outcomes:
a)    African Diaspora leaders formally contribute to national discourse on global development and justice issues. They will then become confident with the content and context of these issues.
b)    African Diaspora leaders are aware of the root causes of global inequality and poverty. They understand what action needs to be taken in attempting to tackle these issues.
c)    NGOs, civil society, students and teachers are aware of the importance of multiple perspectives. These groups and the several perspectives will be supported through Africa Centre resources and planned events.

The activities in each location will involve four day sessions:
a)    Day 1/Activity 1: One day seminar on methodology, introduction to DE and the project for Diaspora leaders. (Seminars will run in Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Balbriggan and Dublin throughout the year).
b)    Days 2 and 3/Activity 2: Two one-day seminars focusing on four thematic areas will be held: Aid and Trade, Equality and Inequality, Role of the African Diaspora in Development, and Migration and Development.
c)    Day 4/Activity 3: One day plenary, sharing the findings of the three days. NGOs, community groups and interest persons will be invited.

Project Time Frame:
The project will run from July 2015 to May 2016. There will be activities happening between August 2015 and April 2016. The reports will be produced in May 2016. After the reports are produced there will be meetings with government departments and politicians presenting the findings.

For more information contact Mbemba Jabbi at

]]> (Super User) News Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:20:12 +0000
"Invest in Africa" business seminar - in partnership with Consulting Ireland


Africa Centre and ConsultingIreland held an Africa-business seminar on Friday the 22nd May 2015 from 13:30pm to 16:30pm at the European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

This seminar was promoted by Africa Centre and supported by ConsultingIreland, to mark Africa Day 2015 by promoting African countries for business, trade and investment. The promoters believe that investment and trade will assist economic growth, create employment and help African governments achieve their national development targets. Here in Ireland there are great opportunities to work with the private sector for Africa’s gain - building networks with our counterparts to influence Irish and European trade and development policy.

The seminar targeted companies, entrepreneurs and individuals who are doing business or want to invest in African countries as well as support agencies.  There were  a number of presentations by companies and individuals who have experienced trade and investment in African countries .

The Seminar was attended by over 100people including members of the Africa Diplomatic Corps in Ireland, business and Government.

For information on follow up events to the seminar send your inquiry to




]]> (Super User) News Wed, 13 May 2015 16:25:02 +0000
Make My Africa Day - with AkiDwA and ENAR Ireland

Africa Centre, AkiDwA and ENAR Ireland have come together to introduce their tools for tackling racism against people with African descent in Europe and Ireland.

We are delighted to invite you to the event Africa Centre is organizing in partnership with AkiDwA and ENAR Ireland.

"Make My Africa Day" is the opportunity for all racism-fighters to meet, be informed and contribute to workshops on discrimination. in addition to this you are all welcome to come and express your views on ways to struggle against racism against people with African descent.

Event details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015 @ 10:00

Venue: Connolly Room, Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Registration: online from

Fee: free for all anti-racists!

Refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to meeting you that day!

]]> (Super User) News Wed, 13 May 2015 15:56:07 +0000
Africa Centre People's Conversation - Second Conversation

Africa Centre and the Wheel agreed on a date to host the second People's Conversation. As the first Conversation we had was very productive, we are delighted to organise the second phase of the project and push it to the next level!

With this new Conversation a new topic will be presented and new challenges will be brought. The question we will try and bring elements of answer to is: "What do citizens expect and what is expected of citizens?"

This question obviously relates to citizenship, activism, local policies and governance. As members or friends of the Africa Centre, we would expect our stakeholders to actively participate in the Discussion and bring their views, share their experiences as members of the Diaspora and integral part of the Irish society. We would be thrilled to see people coming together and tackle these issues no matter what their origins, religion or citizenship are. We would like to bring together individuals and human beings who want to speak up on what citizenship and identity mean.

The details of this event are as follows:

date: 02-5-2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

venue: Comhlamh offices (blue door between Mezza and Corfu restaurants)

12, Parliament Street

Dublin 2

This initiative is the opportunity for members of the Diaspora to express themselves and shape the Irish society they would like to live in.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail for further details or to RSVP. You can also register directly online by clicking EVENTS on the above toolbar.

Looking forward to working on future Ireland with you!

]]> (Super User) Africa Centre News Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:00:24 +0000
D-Africa party - organised by the American College and Africa Centre

We are delighted to announce Africa Centre disco nights are back!

Three lovely students of the American College partnered with Africa Centre to organise two fund-raising events celebrating African culture in time and space.

Africa Centre will thus be hosting an after-work party and a disco night on Saturday, April 11th. Full details of both events are as follows.

After-work Party

date: Saturday 11 April 2015
time: 19:00-21:00
venue: DCM main hall (second floor)
9C Abbey
Street Lower
Dublin 1

Entrance Fee: €2.00

Food and refreshments available

Disco Night

date: Saturday 11 April 2015
time: 23:00-3:00
venue: The Academy
57 Abbey Street Middle
Dublin 1

Entrance Fee: €10.00

We are really excited about this cooperation and these upcoming events. If you wish to celebrate and enjoy a new side of the African culture, bring friends and join us!

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details.

Looking forward to partying with you!

...dancing shoes mandatory...

]]> (Super User) Africa Centre News Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:12:48 +0000