Train-the-Trainer: Weekend course on Climate Change, Extractivism and Colonialism

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Friends of the Earth Ireland are delighted to announce that applications are now open for a weekend training focused on Climate Change, Extractivism and Colonialism, to take place in the beautiful Gyreum Eco Lodge in Co. Sligo from November 18-20th. 

The course will explore key educational activities and themes from our handbook on this issue which we produced for facilitators and learners. Topics will include:

  • Historical Colonisation
  • Modern-day Colonialism
  • Extractivism and Colonialism
  • Solidarity and Justice

The course is aimed at people who already have some foundational knowledge on climate justice and experience of climate and environmental activism and organising.

This is a train-the-trainer course: we hope that participants will faciliate workshops for their own community or activist group on some of the course's themes after this training weekend. We'll be there to support you in doing this. 

We have an application process for this course as places are limited to 20 people - please fill in the application form here if you wish to apply.


Apply for a place on the course


NOTE: All food and accommodation costs will be covered for participants for this training. We will endeavor to reimburse travel costs for those who would otherwise be prevented from participating in the training. 



This training is funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs as part of Friends of the Earth’s Global Citizenship Education programme, Collaborating to help build an inclusive and diverse movement with the knowledge and skills to be active global citizens committed to a fairer and more sustainable future for all. Irish Aid is the Government’s overseas development co-operation programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports Global Citizenship and Education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues. The views expressed at this training event are those of the organisers and not necessarily those of our funder.