Africa Centre Ireland

Mirroring Africa in Ireland

Africa Centre is an Irish national non-governmental and voluntary organisation with its head office based in Dublin. The organisation is focusing on four main areas: facilitating community dialogue and participation for the effective integration of African diaspora, promoting the inclusion of multiple African perspectives in development education discourse, working with African diaspora organisations and individuals on development projects in African countries and informing and influencing policy.

 

Aims

  • To reach out to the developing African immigrant community in Ireland and to promote their participation in society.
  • To engage in…
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Vision

A just, tolerant and inclusive society that recognizes and values the mutual benefits of inclusion and participation. We are conscious of our global interconnectedness.

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Mission

Our mission is to facilitate the meaningful inclusion of African people in all social, political and economic aspects of life in Ireland. We strive to promote a balanced and fair….

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Values

Our Values are respect and equality, the spirit of `Ubuntu´ – of our connectedness as human beings to one another and a culture that nurtures participation and…

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Home Away From Home For Africans In Ireland

Our vision is of a just, tolerant and inclusive society that recognizes and values the mutual benefits of inclusion and participation. We are conscious of our global interconnectedness.
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Campaigns

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Africa Also Smiles

The Africa Also Smiles campaign focuses on the images and messages used in portraying Africa and African diaspora in the developed world. The Africa Centre new Africa Also Smiles poster campaign was re-launched by Her Excellency, Catherine Muigai Mwangi, Former Kenyan Ambassador of Kenya to Ireland at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on O’Connell Street on Thursday 10th September 2009. The campaigned has resources by request at education@africacentre.ie .

Africa Tell It Like It Is

Africa Tell It Like It Is, is a campaign launched by Africa Centre development education programme to educate the public on facts from the African continent on resources, minerals and its people than the distorted information about the African continent which are not facts. Resources are available on request from education@africacentre.ie .

International Decade For People of African Descent

In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. In Ireland, there are over 65,000 people identifying themselves as being of African descent and they need a voice. The African Centre with its member organisations are advocating the voice for these people and we are leading the campaign on the recognition of the International Decade for People of African Descent in Ireland.

 15.8.18. Dublin. Africa Centre launches voter registration campaign for 2019 elections. Photo by Derek Speirs

15.8.18. Dublin. Africa Centre launches voter registration campaign for 2019 elections. Photo by Derek Speirs

Migrant Political Participation

The Africa Centre Civic Participation project is the first ethnic minority organisations that engaged in political education in Ireland before the 2004 citizenship referendum and subsequent local and national elections. The organisation on its own and in partnership with other NGOs have launch series of campaigns to educate migrants on the Irish political system.  The Africa Centre Voter Education and Mobilization campaign slogan “Your Vote is Your Voice” generated lots of interest in 2006 and in 2007, the centre… Read more

African Diaspora Integration and Participation

The African diaspora integration and development is important for the development of their countries of origin and descent, through remittances, but also, importantly, through promotion of trade, investments, research, innovation and knowledge and technology transfers. The African Union regards the African Diaspora as the sixth region of Africa.

Afrophobia, Discrimination and Racism

In Ireland people of African descent are experiencing widespread racism and discrimination across in all areas of life, including employment, education, policing and the criminal justice system. Recognising and addressing Afrophobia as a specific form of racism that affects people of African descent and Black people in Ireland is a great concern for the Africa Centre and we felt it is our responsibility to engage authorities on this and they listen and work with us as no one can represent us, we can do it ourselves.

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