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Introduction to the WCIA

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Susie Ventris-Field

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A charity launched in 1973, based in the Temple of Peace and Health - we have a long term lease on parts of the building.
So what does the WCIA do?
Inspiring people in Wales to learn and act on global issues...
Examples include debating, Model UN, teacher training, Welsh Bac support and philosophy for children. We're also part of a European Project, Global STEPS, to recognise skills people develop in global citizenship volunteering outside of formal education
Why?
So everyone in Wales contributes to creating a fairer, more peaceful world
How
We do various kinds of
public events
to give people a chance to find out more about the issues that matter to them and to take action. For example:
lectures
seminars
discussions
festivals
debates

This year, some of our events will be run by volunteers as part of a project funded by the Players of the People's Postcode Lottery
Welcome to the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA)
We're a registered Charity - a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), governed by our Board of Trustees
Core and small project team
Martin - Chief Executive
Susie - Deputy Chief Executive
Emily - Venue Manager
Catrin - Education Officer
Philip - Finance Director
Shaela - Finance and Admin Officer

Wales for Peace Project Team (details later)
Hub Cymru Africa team (details later)


Meet the team
We work with young people to help them to think critically about and act on global issues. Much of this work is done in schools by supporting global education - usually under the CEWC brand
Hub Cymru Africa supports links between Wales and Africa, and Fair Trade activities in Wales. It does this through:
A grants programme
Training
Capacity building
Events



This is a partnership project with Fair Trade Wales, Sub Saharan Advisory Panel, Wales for Africa Health Links Network and WVCA

Running and hosting innovative projects including...
And...
Wales for Peace
This four-year project will explore one key question:

In the 100 years since the First World War, how has Wales contributed to the search for peace?
The trustees are responsible for overall governance but delegate most of the day to day running and work of the charity to the staff team.
Wales for Peace team

Head of Wales for Peace: Craig Owen
Finance and Volunteering Officer: Fi Gilligan
Learning Coordinator: Jane Harries
Volunteering Development Coordinator: Fiona Owens
Exhibitions and Engagement Coordinator : Ffion Fielding
Youth Coordinator: Noam Devey
What kind of issues?
We join campaigns and consult on policy
on key issues:
Global education
Climate change
Human rights

This is done through our public events programme, communications (website, e-news and social media), and representing the sector with various bodies, such as the Third Sector Partnership Council and participating in the Wales Alliance for Global Education and the Refugee Coalition

Hub Cymru Africa Team
Cat - Head of Partnership, WCIA
Liz - Programme Support Officer, WCIA
Hannah /Julian - Grants and Policy Manager, WCIA
Beth /Jenny - Grants and Development Support Manager, WCIA
Bran Devey - Communications, Media and Events Coordinator

Elen Jones - National Coordinator, Fair Trade Trade
Aileen - Programme Manager, Fair Trade Wales

Fadhili - Diaspora and Inclusion Officer, Sub Sub Saharan Advisory Panel

We couldn't do all this without our dedicated team and volunteers.

We also couldn't do it without:
Our funders
Our donors
Our customers
We hire rooms in the prestigious Temple of Peace for events
We deliver expert teacher training, students workshops and other sessions
Heritage Lottery Fund, the Welsh Government - Wales for Africa Programme, British Council, the Jane Hodge Foundation, European Commission Office in Wales, National Assembly for Wales, European Union, Third Sector Partnership Council, English-Speaking Union, Torfaen County Borough Council, Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council, Cardiff Bay Rotary Club
One-off contributions, event donations, monthly contributors, legacies
To find out more or get involved:
www.wcia.org.uk
@WCIA_Wales
029 2022 8549
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