UCD Ad Astra Academy

Fostering academic potential

University College Dublin’s Ad Astra Academy aims to attract and develop the most talented students in Ireland. It is a scholarship programme that fosters academic potential in incoming and continuing students, supporting their progress through a range of disciplines within the University. The Academy offers participating students a programme of activities designed to cultivate their skills and strengths. HDF provided grant funding to expand the number of scholarships available through the Academy.


TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Why is birth registration so important?

Plan International´s Birth Registration Innovation Team are bringing 6 key principles of innovation to this challenge. They have developed a tailored innovation process to create sustainable and scalable solutions for birth registration. Understand Contextual Constraints: What differentiates constraints from pain…

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Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership today also launched the new INSPIRE package of seven proven strategies to prevent violence against children, created with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CDC, End Violence Against Children, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), The U.S….

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