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Comhlámh's First Wednesday Debates at Bewley's Cafe Theatre, Dublin
Comhlámh's ‘First Wednesday Debates' are a series of debates on the first Wednesday of each month (October to April) from 6.15-7.45pm at Bewley's Café Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin.They were initiated in October 2005 to mark our 30th anniversary year and we're delighted to say they've been thriving ever since. The debates/forums are an opportunity for the public to engage and discuss development issues and we hope that each discussion is fruitful to everyone attending. We ask the audience to share and discuss their ideas freely bearing in mind that there are areas in which we may not always agree with each other. Therefore, we encourage an environment of respect towards the diversity of opinions.
The format: each of the two speakers talks for approximately 15-20 minutes, moderated by the chairperson, and the discussion then opens out to involve the audience with a question and answer/discussion session. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis to a maximum capacity of 50 people. Admission is free. Press the Play button below for a 9-minute clip...
December First Wednesday Debate
“Unwrapping Christmas Ethical Gifts: Patronising or Positive Pressies?”
This debate was supposed to take place on the 1st of December. Due to treacherous weather condition, it couldn't happen. Click here to watch the debate online.
Comhlámh's Guyana Video - Food Security
Comhlámh presents ‘Guyana: A Rough Deal’, a film that explores the difficulties resulting from international trade agreements. The film illustrates the need for Trade Justice and the continuing importance of campaigning on this issue.
This film is viewable below, but is not yet available as a download. However, copies of the DVD are available directly from Comhlamh as a Development Education tool and for highlighting the issues of Trade Justice.
‘Guyana: A Rough Deal’ gives a view of the global agricultural system from the perspective of farmers, NGOs, conservationists and indigenous groups far removed from the policy makers in the EU and the WTO. Part of Comhlámh's continuing work on food security, the documentary tells the story of Guyana's struggle in the face of a global agricultural system which is tilted against small developing countries, as well as describing the difficulties for the survival of the family farmer in Ireland and Guyana.
The documentary is an initiative of the Comhlamh Action Network in Cork and was produced with funding assistance from the EU.
Comhlámh at the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures
International Volunteer Day
The three video segments below were recorded by Comhlamh’s Audio-Visual Group to mark IVD 2007 and feature short interviews with representatives of host organisations that have received volunteers from Ireland in their respective projects. Comhlamh would like to thank all of those involved for giving their time and expertise in the making of these video clips.