Event Resources

Here you can browse through the resources from previous events. 

Please contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for. 

Safeguarding Essentials Training

December 2019

In this 1/2 day training, participants looked at the basics of safeguarding for staff and volunteers working in international development.  This included understanding the specific risks in low-income countries. The training covered:

  • a review of the history of “safeguarding” in this sector
  • defining key issues around abuse, exploitation and harassment 
  • identification of safeguarding risks
  • identifying safeguarding roles, requirements and responsibilities 
  • identifying how to report any safeguarding concerns that may arise amongst staff and other representatives

Here is the link to presentation provided on the day.

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2019

1 October 2019

If you missed out on this years' Health Conference on The Challenge of Climate Change: Sharing Solutions for a Carbon Free Future at the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff here's some of the presentations from the day: 

1. Saving Lives and Improving Futures - Dr Waheed Arian , Founder and CEO Arian Teleheal

2. Southern Partner PanelZiphilly Sichinga, Interburns, Loyce Wamutu, PONT, Mathias Mulumba, Care for Uganda

3. Saving The planet: Peoples-uni model for global learning - Professor Rajan Madhok, Chair, Peoples-uni.org

4. Including disabled people within the Wales Africa sector: research findings - Dr. Natasha Hirst and Dr. Alan Hughes, Disability Wales Africa

5. Transforming health partnerships - Ben Simms, CEO THET

Morning workshops

  1. How we can all ‘Be the Change’ towards the Sustainable Development Goals and Wales’ well-being goals for a carbon-free future’– Richard Lewis and Angie Kirby, Health and Sustainability Hub
  2. Respectful maternity care – Sarah Fox, Cwm Taff Morgannwg University Health Board
  3. Health worker mobility – Graeme Chisholm, THET, Fadhili Magiya, SSAP and Dr. Zed Sibanda
  4. First aid in fragile contexts – Elle Gordon, Emily Oliver and Tom McLay, Red Cross
  5. Being a good global citizen in Wales and the world – Jennifer James, Oxfam

Afternoon workshops

  1. Where does Disability Inclusion start? – Dr. Natasha Hirst and Dr. Alan Hughes, Disability Wales Africa
  2. Peoples-uni model for global learning –  Prof. Rajan Madhok, The People’s Uni
  3. Global mental health – Not a priority? – Paul Myres, Dolen Cymru
  4. Implementing the Charter for International Health Partnerships in NHS Wales – Lauren Couzens and Gill Richardson, Public Health Wales
  5. The Global Health Fellowship scheme: the trials and tribulations of arranging work experience in rural South Africa for GPs in training- Gordon Lewis, Global Health Fellowships

If you are having trouble seeing photos from the day, click here.

Wales International Development Summit

2 May 2019

If you missed out on this years' International Development Summit at Cardiff City Stadium here is some information on the day: 

The Wales International Development Summit brought together people involved in international projects from across Wales: from small community groups to Wales based branches of international NGOs. The event aimed to raise the profile of the sector in Wales and support the already active development community to connect.

The themes of the day were to

  • Strengthen: build the capacity of the International Development community in Wales,
  • Inspire: work with others to create a movement
  • Learn: share lessons from projects making a difference around the world
  • Influence: raise key policy issues within the international development sector in Wales
  • Invent: provide a forum to develop new projects and ideas
  • Unite: network with international development actors, activists and supporters


  • Celebrate!: supporting grassroots organisations to celebrate their achievements

Keynote speakers were the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan and Chief Executive of Oxfam GB Danny Sriskandarajah. 

Workshop presentations from the day are here:


1. Safeguarding - United Purpose and DFID

2. Getting Funded - MannionDaniels, DFID and Teams4U

3. Stewarding Regular Givers - Foundation for Social Improvement


1. The Power of Bees - Bees for Development

2. Universal Health Coverage - Wales for Africa Health Links Network and Public Health Wales


1. Working in an Emergency - DEC Cymru and Red Cross

2. Communications 101 - Bond and Dan Green Photographer

3. Fair Trade and Trade Justice - Fair Trade Wales

4. Addressing Gender Based Violence: What works - Tearfund and Sub Sahara Advisory Panel


1. Chairs that Change Lives - Motivation and Disability Wales Africa

2. What has sport got to do with development? - United Purpose

3. Global Citizenship Education - Welsh Centre for International Affairs

4. Innovation and Disruption - United Purpose


1. SDGs and Wales - Futures and Integrated Policy Team and Bangor University

2. An International Development Strategy for Wales - Hub Cymru Africa and the Learned Society of Wales

3. Global Poverty and the Future of Aid - Oxfam

If you want to see the photos from the day, click here.

Disability in Development Training

In this practical and interactive 1 day training, there were 3 workshops provided on the day to equip participants with relevant tools and resources.

Participants learnt

• How to include persons with disabilities in educational settings
• Use of mH Gap training manual in assessing mental health issues
• Legal Frameworks for inclusion;
• Basic principles of inclusion: Attitude, Communication, Accessibility & Participation;
• Identifying barriers that block equal participation of people with disabilities in development projects;
• Steps to make development projects disability inclusive;
• Anchoring disability inclusion at an organisational level.

Here are the links to presentations provided on the day:

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2018

18 October 2018

If you missed out on this years' Health Conference on Global Citizenship at the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff here's some of the presentations from the day: 

1. Empowering nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges Dr Catherine Hannaway, Global Campaign Programme Director, Nursing Now Campaign

2. Global Citizenship in the Public Sector - Dr Gill Richardson (Public Health Wales) and Health Board Representative

3. National Health in Zambia - Dr Charles Msiska, Director of Health, Central Province, Zambia

4. What does it mean to be a global citizen?  - Mr Biku Ghosh, previous Chair WfAHLN

5. Brecon Molo Link (Kenya) - Dr Magdalene Itumbi

6. The new Health Education England Global Health Strategy - Professor Ged Byrne, Director of Global Health, Health Education England

7. The Scottish Global Health Collaborative - Dr Bernadette O’Hare, Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit

If you are having trouble seeing photos from the day, click here.

Grantee Shared Learning Events

We have recently held Shared Learning Events in Carmarthen and Llandudno Junction, if you would like to cathch up with the presentations, they are available below:

Carmarthen (7 September 2018)

Llandudno Junction (14 September 2018)

Developing Fundarising Opportunities in a challenging environment

24 March 2018

Michael Auton Consultancy in a partnership with Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel (SSAP) recently ran a one-day fundraising course exploring a range of income generating activities.

On the day there were sessions on:

- Developing a funding strategy for your charity.
- Building strong links with the business and community
- Understanding donors and developing a planned stewardship programme
- Exploring funding opportunities through grant making trusts.
- Making online giving opportunities and crowdfunding work for your organisation

Here are some presentations from the day (click to select):

1. The need for a fundraising strategy

2. Building links with your community

3. Approaching Trusts and Foundations

4. Managing your donors

Here are some of the factsheets (click to select):

- 7 items to include in your case statement

- Comparison of online giving sites

- Developing fundraising opportunities

- Fundraising pros and cons

- General data Protection Regulations

- Preparing for a CrowdFunding campaign

- Usefull contacts

Introduction to UK Aid Direct & the Small Charities Challenge Fund

11 December 2017

The Department for International Development's (DFID's) Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) supports Britain’s small not-for-profit groups, to scale-up and increase the reach and efficiency of their projects.

At this event, representatives from MannionDaniels, the Fund Manager presented on:

  • who is eligible to apply
  • elements to consider when applying
  • how to apply

A previous webinar on the Small Charities Challenge Fund by MannionDaniels is available at; https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/guidance-small-charities-challenge-fund/

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to 2 years, and applications for funding can be submitted via www.ukaiddirect.org 


International Day of Persons with Disability 2017

8 December 2017

International Day for Persons with Disability: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. This theme focuses on the enabling conditions for the transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 development agenda for Sustainable Development.

This event was organised in partnership with Disability in Wales and Africa (DWA).


If you would like to watch the film 'The Unknown' which was screened during the second session, it is available on YouTube.

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2017

18 July 2017

If you missed out on this years' Health Conference on Strengthening African Health Systems at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff here's some information about the day. 

Keynote speakers included the Cabinet Secretary for Health Wellbeing and Sport, Vaughan Gething, Chief Nursing Officer Prof Jean White, Dr David Counsell of Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board, Prof Anthony Redmond CEO of UK-MED, Allison Williams CEO of Cwm Taf University Health Board, Prof Mark Bellis of Public Health Wales, Julia Downing CEO of the International Children's Palliative Care Network and Prof Yoswa Dambisya, Director General for the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community. 

On the day we recorded the presentations in the plenary sessions to see them again, visit our Youtube Channel.

Available copies of presentations:

Prof. Jean White CBE, (Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Government) - Opening Address

Prof Anthony Redmond, (CEO, UK-MED) - Health System Strengthening in Africa and Building Resilience

Prof. Mark Bellis (Director of Policy, Research and International Development, Public Health Wales) - Nationally Focused, Globally Responsable

Prof. Yoswa Dambisya, (Director General for the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community) - Strengthening African Health Systems

Julia Downing, (CEO of the International Children's Palliative Care Network) - Palliative Care - Developing Nurse Training, Capacity and Leadership in Africa

Africa Day

25th of May 2017

We were delighted to hear the commitment from the First Minister, Carwyn Jones and all the main political parties in Wales to the ongoing work of the Wales for Africa Programme.

This event at the senedd was day of solidarity and celebration.

The event provided an opportunity for individuals and organisations to share knowledge, information and experiences in International Development.

Wales-based development organisations doing International Development or Fair Trade activities had stalls to exhibit their work.

Uganda Day

28th of April 2017

We were delighted to welcome the Uganda High Commissioner, Her Excellence Prof Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda.

The event provided an opportunity for individuals and organisations to share knowledge, information and experiences in International Development.

Wales-based development organisations working in Uganda had stalls to exhibit their work.

Disability Inclusive Development Training

21st of April 2017

This was a participatory training session that incorporated disability at it's heart.

Delivered by members of Disability in Wales and Africa, the session looked at the constant changing and evolving policy and practice in disability-inclusive development.

It looked in particular at the deeper questions: of the relationships and representation of people with disabilities within our work; and how to partner with Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) to achieve transformative, systemic change in the countries where we work’.

Further issues that were covered included:

  1. Introduction to Disability
  2. A Rights Based approach to disability and development
  3. Disability Inclusive Development 
  4. Engaging with local disabled communities


Disability in Development - Resource Pack


Ruth Nortey - Disability Wales   

   Sian Tesni - CBM   

Brecon Molo Community Partnership

   Susanah Kimani - DisN

Grants Webinars

9th & 20th of February 2017

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If you missed our Grants Webinars or would like a reminder of our grants process and some of the key areas to consider when writing your grants application click here for a recording of the session.

African diaspora business, investment & enterprise

21 January 2017

The Sub Sahara Advisory Panel teamed up with the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff to launch their Comic Relief funded Diaspora Finance and Investment (DFI) to support UK registered diaspora businesses initiatives.

The event was followed by an afternoon panel discussion on diaspora investment and enterprise in Wales and Africa.


Wales International Development Summit 2016

1 November 2016

If you missed out on this years' Summit at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, or wanted another look, here's an outline of the day.

Keynote speakers included the Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James, who provided an overview of the 10 years of the Wales for Africa programme, Cat Jones Head of Hub Cymru Africa on 10 years of partnerships, Nassra Juma Mohamed, the Zanzibar Women's Football Team Head Coach who discussed women's empowerment through sport and Peter Di Campo who introduced his Everyday Africa project - a current take of what the continent looks like through images and how this is challenging perceptions.

There was also a question and answer (Q & A) session with the Future Generations Commissioner Sophie Howe, looking at how the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act is relevant to International Development in Wales, as well as a  Q & A session with a range of development professionals looking forward to the next 10 years of Wales - Africa work.


Open Space Discussions:

Workshop Presentations:

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2016

6 July 2016

If you missed out on this years' Health Conference at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff here's an outline of the day.

Keynote speakers included the Cabinet Secretary for Health Wellbeing and Sport, Vaughan Gething who opened the conference, Mike McKirdy Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow who spoke about Global Health Partnerships in Scotland, Ben Simms CEO of THET and the visiting Prof Osmund Mwandemele form the University of Namibia.


EAST AFRICA THROUGH THE LENS: Perspectives from Kenya and Tanzania

17-18 March 2016

We were pleased to welcome the Kenyan High Commissioner, His Excellence Lazarus Amayo and the Tanzania Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Msafiri Marwa to meet Wales Africa activists and members of the diaspora community.

The event provided a platform to share and exchange knowledge, information and experiences in International Development.

Welsh-based development organisations had stalls to exhibit their work.


 Mariella Scott - Sazani Associates  Peter Masubo - University of Cardiff   Prof John Kinuthia - USW 
 George Karani - Cardiff Met University

  Jennifer Twelvetrees & Edna Wachira - Women 4 Resources

Youth International Development Conference

4 December 2015

Hub Cymru Africa and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) brought you the Youth International Development Summit at the Urdd Residential Centre, Cardiff.

We ran a series of workshops with youth organisations on; delivering global youth work, volunteering in Wales and Africa, how to get involved in the sector and how to influence local AM’s and MP’s.

The day ended with the final of the Wales Schools Debating Championships at the National Assembly of Wales which was kindly sponsored by Julie Morgan AM.

Here are some of the presentations if you would like to see them again:

      Georgetown Youth Club - Peace and Justice 

Mari Gooberman - Your Assembly Workshop

The Safe Foundation - Volunteer Story

Wales' Youth International Development Conference / Cynhadledd Datblygu Ieuenctid Cymru

Disability Inclusive Development

3 December 2015

The Millennium Development Goals largely ignored the needs of disabled people around the world. However the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to ensure the same mistake is not made again.

We ran activities and heard from partners in the sector from Wales and Africa as well as looking at good practice and lessons learnt and discussed how we can help find a way forward for disability inclusive development.

John Griffith AM kindly sponsored the event.

Here are some of the presentations if you would like to see them again:

         Jonah Sialumano - Opportunities and Challenges of working with DPO's in Africa       

 Cat Jones - Hub Cymru Africa

Sian Tesni - What SDGs mean to Disability Inclusive Development

To watch the End the Cycle video - click here

Disability Inclusive Development / Datblygu sy’n Cynnwys Anabledd

European funding and innovation in Wales

2 December 2015

Wales has a vibrant International Development Community, much of it focused on sub-Saharan Africa. Many groups function on small funding streams and good will, and do a good job. But can we all do better? Can we do more, thinking and aiming bigger? This is European Year of Development (EYD) and the world’s new Sustainable Development Goals have been launched by the United Nations.

This event also had a 'market place' to showcase the latest development innovations here in Wales, from the Raspberry Pi project in Zambia to the medical kit being used in Namibia.

The event was arranged by Hub Cymru Africa in partnership with the Cardiff University Phoenix Project, The European Commission in Wales and Bond.

Here are some of the presentations if you would like to see them again:

     Stacey Vickers - European Commission       

      Judith Hall - Phoenix Project (Awaiting Presentation)        

Cat Jones - Hub Cymru Africa

Clara Watkins - Cardiff Met

Jenna Bowen - Cotton Mouton Diagnostics

Global Diaspora Week: Celebrating the contribution to International Development 

If you missed out on Hub Cymru Africa's Diaspora event, we discussed a range of topics and had a series of engaging discussions.

Here are some of the presentations if you would like to see them again:

     HAYAAT WOMEN TRUST - Fowzia Ali        

      AFRICAN FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT - Unisa Dizo-Conteh        



2015 - A Year of Change

If you missed out on our 2015 - A Year of Change event;

During part one, we discussed the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the shift towards the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what this means in a Welsh context (the Well Being of Future Generations Act) along with a panel that included (Welsh Government, Wales for Africa, Fair Trade Wales, Friends of the Earth & Steve Howell).

During the second half of the event, we invited the Department for International Development (DFID) to discuss their Civil Society Review and for some of these organisations in Wales to answer some of DFID's key questions.

If you would like to contact DFID about this, click here.

Wales - Africa Health Conference 2015

If you missed out on this years' Health Conference at Cardiff Met University, you can download the annual report here.

Keynote speakers included the First Minister Carwyn Jones who opened the conference, Lord Nigel Crisp who spoke about Sustainable Development and the visiting Dr Grace Kodindo, who spoke about her experiences, challenges and successes of working in maternal child health in Africa.

Hub Cymru Africa Launch 

We hope you enjoyed our launch event on the 23 June. At the event we discussed our vision for the organisation and formally launched our grants programme

The event at the Millenium Stadium was opened by the First Minister Carwyn Jones and included speeches from Cat Jones and Dr Mwenya Chimba. Here's a montage of some of the photos taken on the day along with the voices of the Aber Valley Male Voice Choir.

For more information about our grants programme click here.

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