DHR Communications has a busy week ahead.
Tomorrow night, we’re in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, for the annual Business and Excellence Awards, run by Bold & Beautiful magazine. Africa Day 2009 – for which we served as project managers – is nominated for an award in the ‘Event of the Year’ category.
On Monday, we’re at European Union House on Dawson Street for a traditional arts exhibition, which is being launched by Senator David Norris. The exhibition is being organised by D8CEC (Dublin 8 Community Education Centre), a neighbour of ours in The Digital Hub. It focuses on traditional arts activities – such as storytelling, folk dance and potterymaking – and is the outcome of a three-year Grundtvig adult education project in which D8CEC was involved, along with adult education organisations from Lithuania, Sicily and Greece.
Next Thursday, we’re working with Comhar Sustainable Development Council on a seminar on Education for Sustainable Development at the Coach House in Dublin Castle. The seminar includes an afternoon session on the role the media can play in informing and educating people about sustainability. Panellists include Frank McDonald, Environment Editor of The Irish Times; broadcaster Duncan Stewart, and Paul Cunningham, Environment Correspondent with RTE. The session will be chaired by John Bowman.
Our week’s activities will conclude with work on a three-day international networking event for the British Council(Ireland), which will focus on green enterprise and developing resilient communities. The three days of activities – which are being organised as part of the British Council’s Challenge Europe project – will include a trip on a ‘learning bus’ to the Cloughjordan Eco-Village in Tipperary; a focus on high-level business change in relation to sustainable development, and a panel discussion on a Green New Deal for Ireland.