Towards an Anti Poverty Strategy for Clare December 10th 3.30 pm via zoom.

Towards an Anti Poverty Strategy for Clare December 10th 3.30 pm via zoom.

Clare PPN invite you to an online discussion with researcher Dr Conor McCabe on creating an Anti-Poverty Strategy for Clare:
To reserve a place and receive the link please register by emailing admin@clareppn.ie
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At this event which is being held to mark International Human Rights Day, author, academic and activist Dr Conor Mc Cabe will present a discussion document outlining the initial stages of a research project he has been carrying out for Clare PPN.
This project seeks to create a 5 year anti-poverty strategy for Clare based on the lived experiences of people encountering the various interlinked forms of poverty in the county. The project which is the first of its kind will run until May 2022 and is funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission under their Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2021.
In this event Dr McCabe will present his initial analysis of the policies at a national and local level which provide the framework under which the economic development of Clare is being conducted. An open discussion on whether this framework is suitable to deliver sustainable rural and urban livelihoods in Clare will follow with input invited from those in attendance.
The project will continue in early 2022 with a series of peer to peer interviews and ‘town hall style’ meetings and focus groups where those affected by poverty in Clare as well as those providing state and charitable services in the county will be given the opportunity to input to this research.
While this event is open to all we particularly wish to invite our member groups, our political representatives and those working in the areas of planning and community development to attend this event.
To reserve your place please email admin@clareppn.ie

Dr. Conor McCabe is a researcher and author of Sins of the Father: the Decisions that Shaped the Irish Economy (2013), and Money (2018). He works with political, trade union, and community groups exploring the dynamics of theory and action for societal change.

Report from Anny Wise on the Meeting of the Rural Development Strategic Policy Committee of September 12th 2017

Report from Anny Wise on the Meeting of the Rural Development Strategic Policy Committee of September 12th 2017

The official launch of the Clare Rural Development Strategy took place on Thursday 7th September in Kilmaley Day Care centre under a large Marquee. The following Tuesday the SPC for Rural Development met in the County Council offices and all the members were then informed of all aspects of this (first in Ireland) document which will set out Clare vision up to 2026.

This policy came out of a number of meetings by a Rural Development Forum which included 40 members from both elected, agencies and community organisations.  The whole scheme is new from the point of view that it is a bottom up system. that involved all stake holders and instead of ignoring the problems that is effecting Rural Ireland – it takles these head on with some very new initiatives.  I wish to thank the Forum of their long hours of work, mostly done on a voluntary basis and their future work – the next decision to be on the first years plan of action.   If any of you want to read the document it can be found here on Clare County Council’s webpage:  http://www.clarecoco.ie/community/publications/clare-rural-development-strategy-2026-26009.pdf

News report on the launch of the Rural Development Strategy can be read here:

http://clareherald.com/2017/09/minister-launches-clare-rural-development-strategy-2026-87720/