Lampeter based students attend Hub Cymru Africa ‘International Development’ training event


Last week, five undergraduates studying BA International Development and Global Politics and BA Anthropology and International Development at UWTSD Lampeter took part in a training course organised by Hub Cymru Africa.

Hub Cymru Africa overseas placement

Rwandan agronomist, Emanuel Uwimana, gives UWTSD’s Carrianne Ralph (BA Anthropology and International Development) and three young women at SACCA, Kayonza some horticultural tips.

Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership supporting the Wales Africa Community, bringing together the work of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel and Fair Trade Wales.  Hub Cymru Africa is supported by the Welsh Government and is hosted by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff.

Held in Carmarthen, the course title was International Development Projects – Good Practice Principles.  During the day the students engaged in activities to underpin their knowledge and understanding of:

  • Past to present: the context of international development globally
  • Partnerships and power dynamics
  • Cultural differences: understanding and handling the challenges
  • Codes of conduct & advice for international development workers
  • Communicating to donors & supporters: images & story-telling
  • Assessing intentions and managing expectations
  • Principles of good project/activity planning – an overview.

Hub Cymru Africa overseas placement

UWTSD student, Melany Barasa, with young residents at SACCA, Kayonza

Andy Bevan, Lecturer in International Development at UWTSD Lampeter commented: “Taking part in this event gave our students a chance to network with Hub Cymru Africa and representatives of development NGOs including Sazani from Carmarthen – who support projects in Zanzibar, Challenge Aid from Llandovery, Community Carbon Link (Lampeter-Kenya) and Dolen Cymru - the Wales-Lesotho link project.

It was an excellent opportunity for our students and they thoroughly enjoyed the session.  It has given them an insight to the opportunities that are available and a valuable understanding of the latest thinking in good international development practices.”

Annually, students on the University’s BA International Development and Global Politics and BA Anthropology courses have an opportunity to undertake an assessed international placement.

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