Scotland's International Development Alliance holds several events and training courses throughout the year. We also advertise events on behalf of our members and other events of interest to the Scottish international development sector.

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Using video to tell your story - Comms for Programme Staff

24th August 2018

Video is to become 80 per cent of the internet by 2019. What does this mean for international development? Are programme staff and comms teams visiting partners overseas equipped with the right skills and equipment to tell their stories? ...Pretty much all smartphones sold after 2014 can shoot broadcast-quality footage.... This training workshop for programme and comms staff alike, will give you the confidence to draft strategy, plan, shoot, edit and post effective video.

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Leave No-one Behind: progress on the Global Goals in Scotland and abroad

28th August 2018

The SMP, the Alliance, Scotland's SDG Network and the UN are co-hosting a panel discussion on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Tomorrow's World - Annual Conference 2018

25th September 2018

In celebration of the third anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Year of Young People in Scotland, this year's annual conference will focus on the role of young people in development both in Scotland and across the world.

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Just Festival 2018

3rd August 2018 (all day) - 26th August 2018 (all day)

Just Festival is Edinburgh's socially-conscious festival. The 2018 Just Festival Programme of Performing and Visual Arts, Conversations and Talks is now available!

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Every Girl Matters - a Panel Discussion

21st August 2018, 19:15

Join EMMS International at Just Festival for a short film screening of India’s Girl Child and a panel discussion with a focus on girls in Malawi, Zambia, Nepal and India.

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Nelson Mandela Centenary Gala Dinner

24th August 2018, 18:30 to 00:30

The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation is holding a fundraising gala dinner to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in this centenary year of his birth, and to raise funds both for a permanent memorial in Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow and for the educational activities which the statue is designed to promote.

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Power Walk with Christian Aid

25th August 2018, 09:30 to 15:00

Walk with Church of Scotland Moderator, Right Rev Susan Brown, around the UK’s largest onshore windfarm. Whether you take the three-mile or seven-mile route, you’ll hear powerful stories about the people who Christian Aid works with.

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New charity governance in Scotland

6th September 2018, 16:30 to 18:45

Turcan Connell and Standard Life Wealth are delighted to join forces to present a seminar for charity trustees, chief executives, finance officers and others involved in Scottish charities.

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International Development Small Grants Programme information session

7th September 2018, 10:00 to 13:00

Corra Foundation are organising an information session is for International Development Organisations based in Scotland who are looking to apply for funding through the Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme.

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Mamie Martin Fund AGM and 25th Birthday Celebration

7th September 2018, 16:30 to 19:30

Join The Mamie Martin Fund's Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 7th. The special guest for the day will be the Mamie Martin Fund Manager in Malawi Mrs Mercy Sibande, who is, courtesy of a Scottish Government grant, in Scotland for the September meeting.

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Scottish Fair Trade Campaigner Conference 2018

8th September 2018, 12:00 to 16:30

The 2018 Scottish Fair Trade Campaigner Conference will take place on Saturday 8 September 2018 at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. The year's conference will focus on partnerships for Fair Trade.

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Friends of the Earth Scotland's Autumn Activist Gathering

15th September 2018, 10:00 to 16:00

Join Friends of the Earth Scotland in Edinburgh for their Autumn Activist Gathering. Whether you’re new to activism or a seasoned campaigner, join us to help map the way ahead to a Fossil Free Scotland.

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Mass Climate Lobby of the Scottish Parliament

19th September 2018, 10:30 to 15:00

Join people from across Scotland at the Scottish Parliament to ask your MSPs to push for a strong Climate Change Bill.

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Screening of "Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World"

8th October 2018, 18:00 to 20:30

Join EMMS International for the Scottish premier screening of "Hippocratic:18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World", a must-see documentary for all those interested in the power of the human spirit, human rights and social justice.

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Fundraising Ceilidh for Friends of The Earth & Refugee Survival Trust

20th October 2018, 19:00 to 00:00

Ceilidh Collective are raising funds for Refugee Survival Trust and Friends of the Earth Scotland in an evening of twirling dancing, soaring music and hearty companionship. Saturday 20 October 2018 at Greyfriars Kirk.

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