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Successful Autumn Grants

Successful Autumn Grants

Wales Africa Community Links is delighted to announce the outcomes of our last grant round. £24,438.67 of grants will be dispersed to some great Wales Africa Linking projects over the Autumn, following our recent grants round.   Read more

Wales for Peace

Wales for Peace

The WCIA is delighted to announce a grant of £920,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a new project, Cymru dros Heddwch / Wales for Peace. Read more

Gold Star Awards for Christmas - 4th December Event

Gold Star Awards for Christmas - 4th December Event

Nominations are now open for the fourth Wales Africa Gold Star Awards, to be hosted by First Minister for Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, at the Senedd on the evening of Thursday 4th ... Read more

Sport for Social Change

Sport for Social Change

Sport builds bridges between cultures; football is as relevant to a young person in Newport as to a young person from Moshi in Tanzania. This relevance could prove a powerful force for social change, and ... Read more

DfID launches new £150m funding round for small and medium-sized charities

DfID launches new £150m funding round for small and medium-sized charities

Launched in Cardiff this week by the Secretary of State for International Development, DfID's UK Aid Direct fund will provide £30m a year in grants over five years. Read more

The Future of Wales for Africa

Wales for Africa - Beyond 2015

The Welsh Government's Wales for Africa programme is to be refocused for 2015-18, as the world prepares to transition to the new post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals.  Read more

Wales third sector funding conference 2014

Wales third sector funding conference 2014

"Making a better ask for funding" - Thursday 2 October 2014, Venue Cymru, Llandudno Read more

Nominations open for St. David Awards

Nominations open for St. David Awards

The St David Awards - which include one for internationalism - annually recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people in Wales. www.stdavidawards.org.uk Read more

Ebola Outbreak - Advice for Wales Africa Links

Ebola Outbreak - Advice for Wales Africa Links

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is affecting many countries that Wales has longstanding links with. The following advice and information has been pulled together by the Wales for Africa Health Links Network to support Welsh ... Read more

Successful Summer Grants

Successful Summer Grants

As the Commonwealth Games enter full swing and the '500 days' countdown to the MDGs approaches, we are delighted to announce £45,000 of grants will be dispersed to some great Wales Africa Linking projects over the ... Read more

Recruiting Now! International Learning Opportunities

Recruiting Now! International Learning Opportunities

The International Learning Opportunities (ILO) programme offers the opportunity to spend 8 weeks on a subsidised placement in sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda or Lesotho) supporting organisations who are tackling poverty. Read more

Website Updates

Website Updates

We've recently made some changes to the Wales Africa Links website, which hope users will find useful and interesting! Here's a brief guide to what's new and improved.   Read more

'Plant' to change lives in Uganda

'Plant' to change lives in Uganda

A unique project which will see a tree planted in Uganda for every child born or adopted in Wales is underway, with the first set of certificates posted to parents this week. Read more

Summer Grants Round now open

Summer Grants Round deadline 17th June

The Summer 2014 Wales Africa Links grant round is now open, with application deadline of Friday 16th May. Read more

Global Campaign for Education

Global Campaign for Education

Fewer than 3% of children with disabilities access education. Can Wales Africa Links help change that? Read more

Photo Competition

Photo Competition

Please see the entries from the winning groups of the Wales Africa photo competition. Read more

Recruit and Interns for your Africa Link!

Recruit an Intern for your Africa Link!

Do you have an unfulfilled wish list? – Interns Available Read more

Uganda: Saving the sun for the night

Uganda: Saving the sun for the night

Presteigne - Uganda Solar power brings light to Kisaabwa, a remote rural community in South Eastern Uganda. Read more

Wales joins European Linking Movement

Wales joins European Linking Movement

In late January 2014 WCVA participated in the first ever conference on ‘Mobilizing European Citizens for Global Development’ in Brussels. Read more

Fairly Traded Fabulous Fashion: Making a Difference

Fairly Traded Fabulous Fashion: Making a Difference

2014 marks 10 years since Cardiff gained fair trade city status and the 24th February to the 9th of March marks Fairtrade Fortnight. To celebrate such a momentous occasion we are excited to introduce you ... Read more

Wales International Development Summit 21 March - Registration Open!

Wales International Development Summit 21 March - Registration Open!

This year's Summit brings together international development organisations, professionals and volunteers including charities and link organisations, international volunteers, campaigners on global issues, Diaspora, academics and students, and anyone with a passion for internationalism. Read more

Contact Us: Are you having issues getting UK visas for your partner

Contact Us: Visa Issues - Trouble getting UK visas for your partners

Contact the Wales International Development Hub if you are having trouble getting UK visas for your partners. They are working alongside partners across the UK to see what can be done to help improve the situation at the ... Read more

First Minister's Historic Visit to Uganda

First Minister's Historic Visit to Uganda

Wales’ First Minister, Carwyn Jones, visited Uganda in the first week of January to see the impact Welsh linking projects are having on communities, families and individuals. Read more

First MIninsters Statement on Uganda Visit

First Minister's Statement after January 2014 Uganda Visit

Carwyn Jones' 5 day visit enabled him to witness Wales for Africa supported civil society projects including Fair Trade, Wales Africa Community Links, Size of Wales tree planting and Health Links. Read more

Pontypridd Uganda link helps students continue education in safety

Pontypridd Uganda link helps students continue education in safety

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones has officially opened a new girls’ hostel at a school in Uganda, built thanks to funds raised by Pontypridd High School. Read more

Welsh workshop creating opportunities for people of Mbale

Welsh workshop creating opportunities for people of Mbale

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, today visited a mechanical workshop established in Uganda through Welsh links, which provides invaluable training and employment to people in the area. Read more

A tree for every child born in Wales

A tree for every child born in Wales

A tree will be planted in Uganda for every child born or adopted in Wales, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones has announced during his visit to the deforested region of Mbale. Read more

First Minister sees how Wales is promoting Fair Trade in Uganda

First Minister sees how Wales is promoting Fair Trade in Uganda

Wales' First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today seen first hand how Wales – the world’s first Fair Trade nation – is helping farmers and workers in Uganda receive better trade and working conditions and promoting ... Read more

Carmarthenshire and Kachumbala – Building a Better Future

Carmarthenshire and Kachumbala – Building a Better Future

First Minister Carwyn Jones will today see how a partnership between Carmarthenshire Construction Training Association Ltd (CCTAL) and a group of widows in Kachumbala, Uganda, is having a transformative effect on people’s lives both here ... Read more

Africa - Wales Climate Change Conference

4th April: Africa - Wales Climate Change Conference

The Mid Wales Africa Network are hosting a climate change conference in Machynlleth on 4th April 2014. The event is being delivered in partnership with the Dyfi Biosphere Read more

From Wales to Africa – First Minister’s visit to Uganda - PRESS RELEASE

From Wales to Africa – First Minister’s visit to Uganda

First Minister, Carwyn Jones, will travel to Uganda on Monday (7th January) to see the impact Welsh projects are having on the lives of individuals and families there. Read more

First Minister to visit Uganda in New Year - Resources for local media

First Minister to visit Uganda in New Year - Resources for local media

First Minister Carwyn Jones will be visiting Uganda in the New Year to see for himself the achievements of 'Wales for Africa' supported projects - and WACL have produced three useful resources for community links and journalists to make ... Read more

International Disability Day 2013 - No one left behind

No one left behind - International Disability Day

3rd Dec International Disability Day: Supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities in community development projects is often seen as complex, expensive and beyond the reach of small international organisations. Paul Lindoewood, coordinator of Disability ... Read more

Reflecting on World AIDS Day - an interview with Positive Women

Reflecting on World AIDS Day - An Interview With Positive Women

Monday 1st December marked World Aids Day: Fantastic awareness raising events, discussions and debates were held in Wales, and Wales Africa Links celebrated the work of organisations such as Swansea-based Positive Women who are supporting HIV ... Read more

 Be Zambitious - Swansea Siavonga Partnership

Be Zambitious - Swansea-Siavonga Partnership

The Swansea- Siavonga Partnership is a not for profit partnership between two charitable organisations, Discovery Student Volunteering in Swansea and the Siavonga Nutrition Group based in Siavonga, Zambia. The partnership aims to build relationships across ... Read more

Welcoming a new intern

Welcoming a new intern

We are delighted to introduce Chanai Operanta, our new Communications and Advocacy intern who joins us for 3 months from Swansea University, having previously volunteered with the Student Discovery Siavonga Partnership with Zambia.   Read more

Wales' first African Film Festival to launch late November

Wales' first African Film Festival to launch late November

Between 30th November and 7th December, Watch Africa are proud to present the first ever African Film Festival in Wales. Themed ‘Nostalgia and Africa Unity’, the festival will celebrate 50 years of Africa Unity - ... Read more

TFSR win £10,000 Social Enterprise Development Award from Santander

TFSR win £10,000 Social Enterprise Development Award from Santander

Tools for Self Reliance Cymru, whose volunteer groups link the Welsh towns of Crickhowell, Llanelli, Bridgend and Clun with partner groups and livelihoods projects in Tanzania, are delighted to announce that they have been awarded ... Read more

Health Links Network welcome new Development Officer, Centre and Grants

Health Links Network welcome new Development Officer, Centre and Grants

We are delighted to welcome Beth Houghton to the Wales Africa family, as the new Development Officer for the NHS Health Links network. Read more

Hay2Timbuktu - Partnership brings light in tough times

Conflict in Mali: Voice of a midwife

The Malian crisis may have fallen off the news agenda since French forces led an operation to oust Islamist militants out of the region in January but instability and violence is still present in many communities, particularly ... Read more

Autumn grants fund 9 new projects

Autumn grants fund 9 new projects

From our October small grants funding round, £21,727 was approved towards 9 Welsh linking organisations. Read more

Disability in Wales and Africa meets Amadou and Mariam

Amadou and Mariam meets Disability in Wales and Africa

Paul Lindoewood, Coordinator of the resource and advocacy group 'Disability in Wales and Africa' (DWA) met with the world famous Malian group Amadou and Mariam at this years Greenbelt Festival. This wide ranging interview covered, ... Read more

Mumbles to the Copperbelt of Zambia

Mumbles to the Copperbelt of Zambia

Zoe Miles talks about the experience of establishing a community link between Swansea and a youth project near Chingola in Zambia. Zoe has been a young volunteer at Red Cafe in the Mumbles over the last ... Read more

Black History Month - celebrating Wales' African Diaspora Links

Black History Month - celebrating Wales' African Diaspora Links

Black History Month in Wales acknowledges the contributions made by African Diaspora people to local, national and world history and culture by delivering an informative educational and celebratory programme annually around the month of October. ... Read more

Eisteddfod spirit flows from Soweto to Wrexham

Eisteddfod spirit flows from Soweto to Wrexham

As Wales celebrates this year’s National Eisteddfod in Denbigh, a new and creative community link is developing between Wrexham and Soweto in South Africa based on two pillars of Welsh and South African society – ... Read more

Associate Trainers Needed!

Associate Trainers Needed!

Wales International Development Hub is looking for Associate Trainers to deliver a series of participatory and fun training days across Wales to volunteers and staff within the sector. Read more

Wales Africa group celebrates another successful Green Man Festival

Wales Africa group celebrates another successful Green Man Festival

Crickhowell based Tools for Self Reliance Cymru (TFSR Cymru) enjoyed another successful weekend at the internationally acclaimed Green Man Festival, with headliners such as Band of Horses and The Horrors. Read more

Health Links continues to grow

Health Links continue to grow

The Wales for Africa Health Links network continues to go from strength to strength and is punching above it's weight in the UK context. Wales currently has around 20% of the UK's total number of health links. This ... Read more

Summer Grants Round Open

Autumn Grants Round Open and Summer success

Our autumn grants round is now open and will close on Monday 16th Sept 2013. The WACL team has been busy dispersing the grants for successful applications from our Summer grants round. Read more

Recruiting - Health Links Development Officer, Deadline 3rd Sept

Recruiting - Health Links Development Officer, Deadline 3rd Sept

The Wales for Africa Health Links Network are recruiting a Development Officer, based from Cardiff, to be appointed in the Autumn. Read more

Innovative links with Ethiopia celebrated by Wales One World Film Festival

Innovative links with Ethiopia celebrated by Wales One World Film Festival

The Wales One World (WOW) Festival has celebrated two Wales Africa Community Links, Pontypridd-based Labata Fantalle and Bridgend-based Valley & Vale Community Arts, on work they are doing to support future livelihoods for Ethiopian pastoralists affected by climate change ... Read more

Fair Trade Wales Small grants now open

Fair Trade Wales Small grants now open

Fair Trade Wales is delighted to announce the 2013/14 grants round is now open! Thanks to renewed funding by the Welsh Government, we are able to award a total of £11,000 in small grants of ... Read more

IF G8 Campaigning Grants now available

IF G8 Campaigning Grants now available

Community link groups can apply for up to £300 to organise local activities contributing to the IF campaign on global hunger, ahead of this June's G8 Summit in the UK.  Read more

The Human Dimensions of Climate Change

The Human Dimensions of Climate Change

The David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies (DDMI) is delighted to announce a major international conference on this critical topic: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change - The Politics of Food and Water Security ... Read more

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Wales' "Message in a Bottle to the G8

Last week Wales Africa Links played a leading role in delivering thousands of 'messages in a bottle' to the G8 leaders meeting in Northern Ireland, calling for an end to hunger and poverty as part of the ... Read more

A New Look as Wales Africa Links 'go green'

A New Look as Wales Africa Links 'go green'

Wales Africa Community Links are literally 'going green' - with the launch of a fresh new branding to complement improvements to our website and communications.  Read more

Christian Aid recruiting: Regional & Legacies Coordinator

Christian Aid recruiting: Regional & Legacies Coordinator

Christian Aid in Wales has a vacancy for a SW Wales Regional & Legacies Coordinator Read more

GwirVol grants 2013-14

GwirVol grants 2013-14

The aim of the GwirVol Youth Volunteering Grants scheme is to support the delivery of a wide range of new volunteering opportunities in Wales and overseas that will support the step change in access to ... Read more

Grants round now open, deadline 29th April

Grants Deadlines 29th April

The Summer 2013 Africa Links grants round is open, with an application deadline of 23:59 on Monday 29th April. Read more

Welsh 'IF' Campaign Target Osborne's International Development Budget

Welsh 'IF' Campaign Target Osborne's International Development Budget

Welsh campaigners put pressure on Osborne to stick to his plans to help end global hunger Read more

Spring Grants - Successful Projects Announced!

Spring Grants - Successful Projects Announced!

The WACL team are currently dispersing the successful applications from our Spring Grants Round which closed on January 28th. Read more

WCIA Recruiting Asst Chief Executive

WCIA Recruiting Asst Chief Executive

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) are one of Wales Africa Links' key strategic partners, and are currently recruiting for an Assistant Chief Executive. Read more

ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE

Enough food for everyone IF Wales plays its part.

Ending hunger is part of our long-term commitment to see a just world free from poverty. With your help, this year could be the beginning of the end for global hunger. Read more

Africa-UK Influencing and Engagement Small Grants Scheme

Africa-UK Influencing and Engagement Small Grants Scheme

The Africa-UK Small Grants Scheme is a pilot programme with the goal of enabling the  African diaspora sector to engage the policy community in influencing policy affecting Africa’s development. APPLICATION DEADLINE 25TH JULY 2013 Read more

Clean Energy Grant round information 5th December

Clean Energy Grants - Deadline 28th January 2013

Applications for Clean Energy Grants (guidance £5,000-10,000) can be submitted from December 2012 for the 28th January deadline. Read more

Resources from DfID Seminar in Cardiff

Resources from DfID Seminar in Cardiff

Download resources and key discussion points from yesterday's DfID Funding Seminar in Cardiff. Read more

Desmond Tutu’s historic ‘Wales for Africa’ visit brings Ubuntu Inspiration

Desmond Tutu’s historic Wales for Africa Visit

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and figurehead of the anti-apartheid movement, made a historic visit to Wales on 24th and 25th October to recognise the achievements and meet volunteers and organisations from across the ... Read more

New DfID 'Community Partnership' Fund for Global Poverty Action

New DfID 'Community Partnership' Fund for Global Poverty Action

Today DfID announced a new Global Poverty Action Fund grant round in their newly named Community Partnership window. Read more

Tutu's Visit in Pictures, TV and Media

Tutu's Visit in Pictures, TV and Media

The Wales Africa Links team are assembling a 'compendium' of links to media, photographs and film coverage surrounding Desmond Tutu's 'Wales for Africa' visits.  Read more

Desmond Tutu arrives in Wales to praise Africa links

Desmond Tutu arrives in Wales to praise Africa links

Wales Africa Community links, NHS staff, school pupils and youngsters who have benefitted from Welsh Government backed links with Africa will get a special visit from Archbishop Desmond Tutu as he begins a whistle-stop tour ... Read more

Wales set to Welcome Desmond Tutu

Wales set to Welcome Desmond Tutu

With 24 hours to go, voluntary groups across Wales are excitedly preparing to welcome Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of South Africa and figurehead of the Anti-Apartheid movement, on a historic and inspiring visit where he will witness ... Read more

Welsh Assembly Government is piloting an employee volunteering scheme

Employee volunteering at Welsh Assembly Government

Welsh Assembly Government is piloting an employee volunteering scheme under which their staff could get 5 days paid leave to participate in volunteering work with a range of charities and organisations in Wales and abroad.   ... Read more

Desmond Tutu to visit Wales for Africa programme

Desmond Tutu to visit Wales for Africa programme

On Wednesday 24th October 2012, Desmond Tutu will be the guest of honour at an evening reception and prestigious dinner at City Hall, Cardiff, in aid of Undeb Africa , three Wales-based charities who are supported by WCVA's Wales ... Read more

Fairtrade Wales

Fairtrade Wales grants

Fair Trade Wales is delighted to announce the launch of its 2012 round of Fair Trade Grants, and will be distributing £11,000 in small grants of up to £500 for Fair Trade projects or events in ... Read more

Applications being accepted for THET grants now

Applications being accepted for THET grants now

THET grants fund health partnership projects and applications are being accepted NOW. (Deadline 30th October 2012) Read more

Disability in Wales and Africa launch newsletter

Disability in Wales and Africa have just launched their first newsletter. Read more

WACL attend CIVICUS World Assembly

WACL attend CIVICUS World Assembly

During early September, Wales Africa Links Programme Manager Craig Owen travelled to Quebec to attend the CIVICUS World Assembly, the global gathering of civil society organisations. Read more

Christian Aid Tax Bus - starts TODAY!!

Christian Aid Tax Bus - starts TODAY!!

For the first time, Christian Aid's message for Tax Justice has been brought to Wales in a big campaign. Read more

Autumn 2012 Grants Round

Autumn 2012 Grants Round

The Autumn 2012 grants round is now open, with an application deadline of 23:59 on Monday 24th September. Read more

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION - Photo Competition

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION - Photo Competition

A unique opportunity to add a historical, visual record of Wales AND win great prizes. Read more

UN Gold Star Awards 17th July 2012

UN Gold Star Awards 17th July 2012

The third United Nations Gold Star Awards ceremony will take place Tuesday 17th July 2012 at the Pier Head Building in Cardiff Bay. Read more

Tribute to Lucy Dickenson

Tribute to Lucy Dickenson

Lucy Dickenson, who set up the Safe Foundation, died in a car crash in Zambia last week. The Wales Africa Community Links team want to pay tribute to an incredible person who was so inspiring in ... Read more

UN Gold Star Awards 2012 - Watch the Film!

UN Gold Star Awards 2012 - Watch the Film!

We are pleased to launch a brief (5 minute) video commemorating the UN Gold Star 2012 Awards ceremony, held in Cardiff's Pierhead Building on 17th July and hosted by First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones AM.  Read more

19th September workshop - European Commission Development Education

Development Education EC Workshop, Cardiff, 19th Sept

European Commission ‘Development Education and Awareness Raising’ (DEAR) National Capacity Building Workshop Wednesday 19th September 2012 Read more

Mzansi - Cymru present TORCHBEARERS

Mzansi - Cymru present TORCHBEARERS

Wales Africa Community Links celebrates the work of one of its community linking partners,Mzansi Cymru in collaboration with the Wales Millenium Centre. Read more

WHAT CAN AN EARTH SUMMIT DO FOR WALES?

WHAT CAN AN EARTH SUMMIT DO FOR WALES?

Next week, world leaders will come together to discuss the biggest challenges facing our planet at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Watch our video, read our report and then share them online to rekindle the spirit ... Read more

Passing of Hilary Thomas, PONT Environment Coordinator

Memorial Service for Hilary Thomas, PONT Environment Coordinator

WACL are saddened to bring news of the recent passing of Professor Hilary Thomas. Read more

WCIA Recruiting - Education Officer and 3 Internships

WCIA Recruiting - Education Officer and 3 Internships

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA), now has vacancies for an Education and Engagement Officer, and 3 Internships. Read more

Jubilee Gold Star Awards

Jubilee Gold Star Awards - Assessments through June

On 17th July, First Minister Carwyn Jones will present the 2012 Gold Star Community Linking Awards at a ceremony in Cardiff Bay's Pierhead Building. From the Queen's Jubilee and thence throughout June, the Wales Africa Links ... Read more

Health Partnerships Conference

Health Partnerships Conference

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) are holding their annual Health Partnerships Conferenceon Monday 3rd& Tuesday 4th September 2012 at Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. Read more

AfDB and WWF launch Africa Ecological Footprint Report

Africa Ecological Footprint Report launched by WWF and AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and global conservation group WWF have launched today a joint report on the state of Africa’s environment.  Read more

Summer Grants Round NOW OPEN - Deadline Wed 20th June

New Summer Grants Round NOW OPEN - Deadline Wed 20th June

The summer 2012 grants round is now open, with an application deadline of 23:59 Wednesday 20th June. Read more

Putting Wales at the heart of Rio + 20

Putting Wales at the heart of Rio + 20

Next month, world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to debate and set the path for global development of the coming decades. This will include debate over the Sustainable Development Goals, which are ... Read more

THET medical equipment grants - applications being taken now

THET medical equipment grants - applications being taken now

Applications for medical equipment grants are being taken now. The closing date for applications for Medical Equipment Paired Institutional Partnership Grants is Wednesday 6th June 2012. Read more

Gem TV Win Prestigious Special Award

Gem TV Win Prestigious Special Award

The pioneering work of Ethiopian Gem TV has been honoured at the One World Media Awards held in London, on the 8th of May 2012. Read more

Team changes@Wales Africa Links

Team changes@Wales Africa Links

As many of you will be aware, our Development Officer Ed Howarth will be leaving us at the end of April to take a sabbatical for one year working for VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) in ... Read more

Easter Blogging from Ethiopia

Easter Blogging from Ethiopia

Wales Africa Links Programme Manager Craig Owen is currently visiting projects in Ethiopia supported by 3 different community links partners. Read more

Trustees Sought - Welsh Centre for International Affairs

Trustees Sought - Welsh Centre for International Affairs

WACL programme partners the Welsh Centre for International Affairs are seeking to appoint up to 8 trustees to join their management board. Read more

Community Linkers come together in Rhayader

Community Linkers come together in Rhayader

Over 30 Wales Africa Community Links came togethe to discuss the future of the programme and how the new International Development Hub can support them in their work. Read more

Recruiting @ Wales Africa Community Links

Jobs @ Wales Africa Community Links

Wales Africa Community Links are recruiting. Read more

Fair Trade Fortnight 2012 has begun

Fair Trade Fortnight 2012 has begun

Fair trade fortnight officially launches today all across the UK, with many events already happening over the weekend here in Wales. We look at news, events, and how you can get involved. Read more

The value of sport in tackling the MDGs

The value of sport in tackling the MDGs

With the recent Africa Cup of Nations gripping the entire continent, we take a look at how sport can help in international development. Read more

A New Look for www.walesafrica.org

A New Look for www.walesafrica.org

Users will have noticed a big change in the look of www.walesafrica.org over the last couple of weeks. Read more

Winter grants round supports various projects across Wales

Winter Grants Round outcomes - 8 new linking projects supported by WACL

We are very pleased to announce that a number of new and existing projects across Wales and Africa were successful in their application for funding during out recent winter grants round. Read more

Final Grant Round for Comic Relief and DfID Common Ground Initiative Grants

Final Grant Round for Comic Relief and DfID Common Ground Initiative Grants

On 27 February Comic Relief will be opening applications to the last of its grant funding cycles for the 2009-12 period, with a deadline of 9 May 2012. There will be no further grant cycles after ... Read more

Wales4Africa health links grant deadline 5th March 2012

Wales4Africa health links grant deadline 5th March 2012

The Welsh Government is pleased to offer grant funding for health links with sub-Saharan Africa during 2012-13 / 2012-15 Read more

International Learning Opportunities - Application Deadline 16th March 2012

International Learning Opportunities - Application Deadline 16th March 2012

Since 2007 the ILO programme has successfully delivered over 60 assignments in sub-Saharan Africa, allowing participants from across Wales to develop their leadership skills. Apply by 16 March 2012, for assignments between August-December 2012. Read more

Picture the Difference

Picture the Difference

A member of Dolen Ffermio has entered a photo competition which will not only shares the message of the work that she has been involved in, but helps raise money for the charity ActionAid. Read more

Swansea - Siavonga Link shortlisted for prestigious youth work award

Swansea - Siavonga Link shortlisted for prestigious youth work award

Swansea-Siavonga Partnership Project has been shortlisted for a prestigious Youth Work Excellence Award this year!   Read more

Alun Cairns MP shows his support for the Cowbridge - Kenya community link

Alun Cairns MP shows his support for the Cowbridge - Kenya community link

On Friday 3rd February, Ysgol Iolo Morganwg celebrated the accomplishments of the children who are in the process of delivering a Clean Energy Project at their twin community of Endonyiosidai in Kenya. As part of the Welsh Government's ... Read more

Wales4Africa health links grant scheme 2012-13 / 2012-15

Wales4Africa health links grant scheme 2012-13 / 2012-15

The Welsh Government is pleased to offer grant funding for health links with sub-Saharan Africa during 2012-13 / 2012-15. Read more

Winter 2012 GRants Round Now Open - Deadline 27 January

Winter 2012 Grants Round Now Open - Deadline 27 January

THE WINTER 2012 GRANTS ROUND IS OPEN , WITH AN APPLICATIONS DEADLINE OF 23:59 27th JANUARY 2012  Read more

Wales represented at Durban

Wales represented at Durban "COP 17" Climate Talks

For two weeks, world leaders have gathered for critical climate change talks in South Africa at the 17th annual meeting of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Read more

New 'Wales International Development Hub' to launch in New Year

New 'Wales International Development Hub' to launch in New Year

We are excited to announce that a new 'Wales International Development Hub' will come into being in Spring 2012, following the appointment of Hannah Sheppard to the role of Hub Coordinator.  Read more

Size of Wales launch their new video campaign

Size of Wales launch their new video campaign

Following their flashmob in Cardiff last month, the Size of Wales campaign have released a video encouraging everyone in Wales to join and support their big ambition to help protect an area of tropical forest ... Read more

Over 1 billion people live with a disability

Over 1 billion people live with a disability

The latest figures estimate that 15% of the world's population live with a disability, and this proportion is even higher in less developed areas. December 3rd has become recognised as the International Day of People ... Read more

World AIDS Day 2011

World AIDS Day 2011

World AIDS Day is an annual reminder of the continued need to take global action against HIV/AIDS. We look at how and why the seriousness of this world-wide pandemic has motivated our community links to ... Read more

Welsh Links present at UN Climate Change Conference

Welsh Links present at UN Climate Change Conference

As world leaders gather next week for critical climate change talks in South Africa, Welsh community links will be showcased as leading positive action by example – presenting to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. ... Read more

Fairtrade Wales Video Linking Project

Fairtrade Wales Video Linking Project

Fairtrade Wales have set up a Video Linking Project to help people in Wales communicate online with fair trade producers. Read more

Nominate for the 3rd Sector Awards Cymru by Nov 25th

Nominate for the 3rd Sector Awards Cymru by Nov 25th

Do you know a group you think deserves national recognition for its achievements? Nominate now in the Third Sector Awards Cymru 2011. Read more

Launch of New Directions for Congo

Launch of New Directions for Congo

The evening of the 16th November marked the official launch of a new community partnership between Cardiff and Kasonga, DRC - 'New Directions for Congo' - with an event in the Senedd. Read more

Parliamentary Undersecretary of State in DfID visit, 9th Nov

Parliamentary Undersecretary of State in DfID visit, 9th Nov

On Wednesday the 9th of November, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State in the Department for International Development, Mr Stephen O'Brien MP, visited South Wales. WACL organised an event in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, in support of the emerging ... Read more

New WACL Projects from Autumn 2011 Grants Round

New WACL Projects from Autumn 2011 Grants Round

 The outcomes of the Autumn 2011 grants round will see 15 exciting new and developing projects (linking across 10 African countries) join the Wales Africa Community Links family. Read more

Vacancy at Wales Centre for International Affairs

Vacancy at Wales Centre for International Affairs

The WCIA is seeking to enhance its impact through the establishment of a Wales International Development Hub. Currently recruiting for Hub Co-ordinator. Read more

UN World Poverty Day in Hay

UN World Poverty Day in Hay

UN World Poverty Day 2011 was marked by the annual Wales Africa Links Conference, held this year in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, which drew volunteers and international organisations from across Wales. Read more

Link groups offer great Christmas present ideas

Great Christmas Present Ideas... Supporting Community Links!

If you're stuck for present ideas this year, have a look at the various gift ideas available from some of our community link groups. These great products make fantastic gifts AND and you'll also be helping support ... Read more

Recruiting for Autumn

Recruiting for Autumn

Two more exciting roles are being recruited now; a Project Management Consultant to support the PONT Uganda Link, and a Communications and Advocacy graduate placement working with the Wales Africa Community Links team.   Read more

Recruiting Now... Size of Wales Partnership Manager

Recruiting Now... Size of Wales Partnership Manager

Partnership Manager for the Size of Wales Project An opportunity for an ambitious, energetic and creative project manager to contribute to this innovative and high profile national project. Read more

AUTUMN 2011 GRANTS ROUND IS OPEN

AUTUMN 2011 GRANTS ROUND IS OPEN

Wales Africa Community Links - Development Grants  Deadline 23:59 Thursday 22nd September 2011 The latest Wales Africa Community Links grants round is open for applications. The scheme offers a range of grants to support the development of ... Read more

Review of using aid funds in the UK to promote awareness of global poverty

Review of using aid funds in the UK to promote awareness of global poverty

As part of the process of developing a new communications strategy, and in line with the reviews of DFID’s bilateral, multilateral and humanitarian programmes, DFID has reviewed its funding of its work to build greater ... Read more

THET announces Health Partnership Scheme

THET announces Health Partnership Scheme

THET is pleased to announce that they have been selected to be the managing agent for the Health Partnership Scheme, a major new funding programme from the UK government’s Department for International Development. To support delivery, ... Read more

Impact - How do we know if we're having any?

Hannah Sheppard - Impact and Learning Officer

The Wales Africa Community Links programme is pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah Sheppard as part of the Go Wales graduate placement scheme. Hannah will be working with the WACL team to develop a ... Read more

Recruiting Now... Internationalist Job Roles in Wales!

APPLY NOW... Exciting Internationalist Roles in Wales!

Hay - Timbuktu 'Two Towns One World' Project Coordinator (full time role) - £27k, deadline 11 July Fairtrade Wales Programme Managers (x 2 part-time roles) - £21.5k pro rata, deadline 5 July Fairtrade Wales Programme Coordinators (x ... Read more

Wales Africa Links BBC feature ahead of International Summit

Wales Africa Links BBC feature ahead of International Summit

Ahead of Wales' International Development Summit in Cardiff City Stadium on Monday 6 June, the BBC ran an in-depth feature on the BBC Wales Politics Show critiquing Wales' contribution to international development - and featuring ... Read more

Join Oxfam's campaign to fix the Global Food System

Join Oxfam's campaign to fix the Global Food System

  Oxfam's new campaign GROW explores better ways to grow, share and live together, to help build a future where everyone always has enough to eat. It starts here, and it starts with all of us. Lets ... Read more

Wales Africa Community Links Training Programme 2011

Wales Africa Community Links Training Programme 2011

Community groups and small voluntary organisations across Wales are delivering impactful and unique development projects across the developing world. In Wales there are around 5,000 long term volunteers working in the international sector. These four ... Read more

Wales for Africa Grant Scheme 2011/12 - OPEN

Wales for Africa Grant Scheme 2011/12 - OPEN

Wales for Africa Grant Scheme 2011/12 A total of approximately £100,000 is available in the Wales for Africa Grant Scheme 2011-12. Applications must be made using the attached application form. Please read the ‘Introduction’ and ‘Funding Criteria’ ... Read more

Job Opportunity: Impact Evaluation Officer

Job Opportunity: Impact Evaluation Officer

Job title: Impact Evaluation Officer Description: This placement is based at the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, and the main activities associated with it are: To support the Wales Africa Community links project and member voluntary groups. To ... Read more

National Assembly for Wales Elections - 5 May 2011

National Assembly for Wales Elections - 5 May 2011

With elections period in full swing, now is the time to doorstep your Assembly candidates of all parties, and ensure their commitment if elected to supporting your local Africa link, and the wider Wales for ... Read more

Wales Africa Community Links - Website Guide

Wales Africa Community Links - Website Guide

Wales Africa Community Links launches new website. Click through to download a guide. Please complete an organisation and project overview form to ensure your project is featured on our national database of projects being delivered by ... Read more

BBC Wales Film Feature - Call for Interest

BBC Wales Film Feature - Call for Interest

The Wales Africa Community Links team has been talking to the BBC about the potential of a feature piece covering the work of community links. Read more

Latest News

Latest News

You can find a list of useful web links for latest news coverage on issues that matter the most to you and your organization. Read more

Celebrating Partnership on Commonwealth Day

Cardiff celebrating ‘Commonwealth Heritage’

For the very first time, Cardiff will be hosting the Commonwealth Local Government Conference to highlight its commonwealth heritage and connections. Celebrating Commonwealth Day 2011, events showcasing cultural performances, arts activities and series of talks will ... Read more

International Women's Day - Champion the Gender Agenda

International Women's Day - Champion the Gender Agenda

Swansea charity celebrating womanhood Swansea based women’s charity; Women4Resources is celebrating 100 years of woman’s success through a socio-cultural event. A one off women-led extravaganza will see the launch of digital stories of the journeys ... Read more

Green ambitions 'the Size of Wales' for St. David's Day

Green ambitions 'the Size of Wales' for St. David's Day

 Size of Wales ambitions boosted by £1m match fund in celebration of St David’s Day. Cardiff-based Waterloo Foundation has pledged to match every pound raised towards saving an area of rainforest the Size of Wales up ... Read more

DfID to Reprioritise Overseas Aid Spending

DfID to Reprioritise Overseas Aid Spending

  DfID have announced a new strategy which will see distribution of international aid reprioritised. 16 countries - including African nations Lesotho, Gambia, Cameroon, Burundi, Niger and Angola - will lose their aid altogether, whilst 5 countries ... Read more

Fairtrade Fortnight - Supporting Producer Livelihoods

Fairtrade Fortnight - Supporting Producer Livelihoods

  Fairtrade sales soar to well over £1bn showing the UK still cares in tough times. Read more

22nd anniversary of World AIDS Day

22nd anniversary of World AIDS Day

How is Wales making the difference?2010 marks the 22nd anniversary of World AIDS Day. Every year, on the first of December the world comes together to commemorate those who have died and to bring attention ... Read more

Millennium Development Goals - Resources to get your work in the media

Millennium Development Goals - Resources to get your work in the media

As you will be aware, between the 20th-22nd of September the United Nations is holding a global summit in New York to bring global leaders together to discuss the progress in ... Read more

Photos from the UN GOLD STAR AWARDS 2010

St David's Day 2010 marked in Senedd by UN Gold Star Awards Ceremony

Photos from the 2010 UN Gold Star Awards for St. David's Day, 1st March 2010, can be viewed and downloaded for community groups' and public use, from the Flickr ... Read more

Senedd to Celebrate 'Wales for Africa'

Senedd to Celebrate 'Wales for Africa'

On the afternoon of Tuesday March 10th 2009, the Welsh Assembly Government will debate the progress of the Wales for Africa Programme. WCVA with BUILD and the Wales Civil Society Milennium Development Goals Task Force has, ... Read more

Halfway to the MDGs Health-check - 'Western Mail' Feature on Wales Links

Halfway to the MDGs Health-check - 'Western Mail' Feature on Wales Links

Click here for the Original Feature Article. Wales Africa Community Links work in close partnership with (and sits on) the Wales - Africa NHS Health Links Group, who receive 'seed ... Read more

African communities celebrate 'world first' at National Eisteddfod - photos

African communities celebrate 'world first' at National Eisteddfod - photos

Wales - Africa Community partnerships honoured for 'making poverty history' Two Welsh and two African communites have been the first in the world to be awarded a ‘United Nations Gold Star’ for their efforts in ... Read more

First Minister Launches Gold Star Communities Project

First Minister Launches Gold Star Communities Project

Gold Star Communities Project Launch, 16 October 2007, National Assembly Senedd Chamber, Cardiff Bay Read more


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