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The informal World at Lunch discussion group continues every Thursday 1pm to 2pm when there is not a Special. 

World at Lunch Special - Thursday 10th May 1pm to 2pm

Successful Peace Building in Somaliland - An illustrated talk by Emily Clifford, a DDE Intern and student at Exeter University, which will examine the history of conflict in the Horn of Africa and show how the peace building measures, built on traditional tribal methods have brought peace to this small region.

 

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Democracy in Somaliland November 2012 by Kate Stanworth

Devon Globe Trotters - Friday 11th May 6:30pm to 9pm 

Travels in Pakistan: A misunderstood Country - From January to April 2018, former DDE employee Ghee Bowman was in Pakistan, conducting research for his PhD. He visited Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad as well as towns and villages and the Indian border at Wahga. He made many good friends and ate a lot of excellent food. 

 

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Global Book Club - Monday 21st 6:30pm to 8pm 

We will discuss Chocolate Nations - Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa by Orla Ryan  

This book reveals the hard economic realities of our favourite sweet.

This vivid and gripping exploration of the reasons behind farmer poverty includes the human stories of the producers and traders at the heart of the West African industry

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World at Lunch - Thursday 31st May 1pm to 2pm

Beech Hill - an intentional community in Mid-Devon - A talk by Clara Miret, DDE Intern and student at Exeter University, on her final year dissertation written in association with the Beech Hill Community.

 

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Fairtrade Fortnight

The resources used at the Fairtrade Schools Conferences and other events may be downloaded ...

Why buying Fairtrade Tea is important - Victor and Esther explain the impact

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Human Rights Defenders in Central America

If you were unable to hear Martin Mowforth's talk on 15th March, here are some links to organisations he referenced ...

ENCA - the Environmental Network for Central America - www.enca.org.uk   Anyone who wishes to support or join ENCA can do so by contacting me by email on mmowforth@plymouth.ac.uk 

PBI - Peace Brigades International - www.peacebrigades.org.uk  can be contacted at admin@peacebrigades.org.uk  

COPINH, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, has a website (in Spanish) at www.copinh.org/ 

The GHRC (Guatemala Human Rights Commission) can be found at www.ghrc-usa.org/ 

Also Martin Mowforth's book The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America has a website (www.theviolenceofdevelopment.com ) which has regular monthly updates on the environmental and development situation in Central America. When you open up the website, there is an option to subscribe (free) to receive the monthly update a\rticles to your email address. There are only 3 or 4 items added each month, so the monthly update does not fill your Inbox.

 

The Crisis in Yemen 

You may be interested in the following blogs ..

British weapons in Yemen: the human cost and the UK’s national interest - Control Arms blog by Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, UNA-UKUN

Powerhouse? - Huffington Post blog by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, UNA-UK

Global Britain? - Medium blog by Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, UNA-UK

If you did not manage to come to Ross Porter's talk on Yemen on 31st January, here are some video links Ross has provided which will provide a bit of background to the current situation. 

Peaceful anti-government, pro-democracy demonstration in Sana'a on Tuesday 1st March 2011. 

MSF hospital in Yemen hit by air strike - Al Jezeera 15th August 2016

Yemen on the brink of starvation - BBC News 21st September 2016 

How the Saudi Blockade is Starving Yemen - New York Times 19th December 2017 

UK Government attacked over £4.6bn arms sales to Saudi Arabia -  BBC News 29th November 2017

Also a report by Campaign Against Arms Trade - A Shameful Relationship - UK Complicity in Saudi State Violence 

 

At last the hostel for blind and visually impaired pupils at Katente West Primary School in Mubende, Uganda, is almost finished!. There is an update in Sue Errington's report of the visit she made in September. But of course, now that the building itself is complete, the next focus is to complete building a block of latrines - and then furnish and equip it. Tom Errington completed the Great West Run in aid of the hostel for visually impaired children at Katente West Primary School - donations are still welcome at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TomErrington1

 

To celebrate 20 years of DDE we have published a new brochure and have set ourselves a target to raise £100,000 to fund our work with schools and communities across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay over the next 3-5 years.

Hola Perú and Take Mali - helping you deliver the National Curriculum 2014

DDE’s innovative multi-media resources Hola Perú and Take Mali (developing intercultural understanding at KS2  and 3 through Spanish or French, Geography and Global Citizenship) can help you deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in new and inspiring ways. Read how one school in Torbay has been using Hola Perú... 

Order your copies of Hola Perú and Take Mali here... 

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