State of the Map Scotland 2015/Day 1
This is day 1 of State of the Map Scotland 2015.
Our International Development Fair is a free public event which concerns all aspects of International Development will be held in Greyfriars Kirk on Wednesday 30th September between 10am and 4pm. We have invited members of NIDOS(Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland), DFID(The Department for International Development) and any International Development Groups or Aid Agencies to enable them to discuss their work with other members of the community and the public. There will be individual stalls for thirty five participating groups which will be used as information points or fundraisers. Our Fair has been inspired by our partners within Missing Maps. Come along to meet the famous Greyfriars Bobby. Admission is Free.
We have a 2 small rooms up some stairs at the back of the church. The rooms don't have wheelchair access. Our talks create an excellent opportunity to meet the people doing the work.
Room 1 Talks
|Room 1 Talks : Session Room|
|10:30 - 11:00||The Big Issue||Hot Off the Press and straight to your Local Vendor||Come along and gain an insight into The Big Issue magazine, our hard working vendors and volunteering with us. Take part in a myth busting quiz so you'll be street paper savvy!|
|11:00 - 11:30||Malawi Fruits||Entrepreneurship in International Development|
|11:30 - 12:00||Manavodaya India||Human Awakenings – East meets West||How self help projects are making a real difference I the lives of the rural poor in India and how these developments are beginning to change how disenfranchised people in the west are learning from India.|
|12:00 - 12:30||Voluntary Services Overseas- Edinburgh||Sharing Skills - a Tool for Development||A personal account from a VSO volunteer in Rwanda. Joan Nadeau spent 18 months working in a Teacher Training College helping students to develop their skills in teaching methods and resource making. She will talk about education in Rwanda and the impact of VSO volunteers on its development.|
|12:30 - 13:00||Medicin Sans Frontier||Encouraging your digital Volunteers||How to to activate and direct your armchair volunteers|
|13:00 - 13:30||Renew SCIO||Park Rangers Widows and Orphans Project||Democratic Republic of Congo - how rangers are working to protect wildlife and forestry, and the support the charity 'Renew' offers to their widows and orphans when the rangers are killed in the line of duty.|
|13:30 - 14:00||EMMSInternational||Nepal: After the earthquake|
|14:00 - 14:30||Mercy Corps||Challenges faced in Global Humanitarian and Development Work|
|14:30 - 15:00||Scotdec||Teaching Controversial Issues|
|15:00 - 15:30||International Union against Tuburculosis and Lung Disease||Tobacco and development - No smoke without fire||An overview of the work of the Union in the area of tobacco control and how the burden of tobacco use stunts development across the globe|
Room 2 Talks
|Room 2 Talks : Choir Room|
|13:00 - 13:30||Oxfam||Our Goals, Values, Campaigns and Opportunities|
|13:30 - 14:00||International Rescue Corps||We will highlight many of the types of rescue missions we have undertaken in the past looking at the many problems faced, the highs and some of the lows a rescue team may encounter.|
|14:00 - 14:30||Christian Aid||Tackle Climate Change and aid the poor||Climate Change affects us all. But we are not all affected by climate change equally. The world’ poorest people – those communities who have done the least to cause climate change - bear the brunt.
Increasingly erratic weather is prompting more storms and drought and ruining harvests; eroding the gains made by poor communities as they work their way out of poverty. That’s why Christian Aid and our partners work on climate change. Christian Aid wants a safe and clean future for all. Come and find out about how we can make changes in our own lives and how we can push our politicians to take strong action to bring this about.
|14:30 - 15:00||First Aid Africa|
|15:00 - 15:30||Population Matters|
Participant Table Holders
The OSM - Awesome Cafe
Funding for todays event will be generated by the food and drinks that we sell to the general public, any money over the price of hiring the hall will go to Our Nepalise mappers Any extra food at the end of the day goes to the Greyfriars Mission. See full details an Menu and our Hot Long Soak Cold Brew Coffee Here
Table Holder Further Information
Please go to the Information Page