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Upcoming Events

The informal World at Lunch discussion group continues every Thursday 1pm to 2pm when there is not a Special. 

Fairtrade Fortnight - 24th February to 11th March

Saturday 24th February, 9.30am – Okehampton's Fair and Local Market, All Saints Church Hall Market Street, Okehampton, EX20 1HN

Monday 26th February, 7.45pm – Fairtrade Reception with the Exeter Cooperative Party, Exeter Labour Party HQ, 26B Clifton Hill, EX1 2DJ

Thursday 1st March, 1pm – World at Lunch Speaker - Victor Biwot, St Stephen's Church, High Street, Exeter EX4 3LW

Thursday 1st March, 7.30pm – ‘Come and Taste the Difference Fairtrade Makes,’ with Bishop Nick McKinnel (Anglican Bishop of Plymouth) at St Jude’s Church, Beaumont Road, St Judes, Plymouth PL4 9BJ

Friday 2nd March, 8am – Breakfast at Fair's Fair Barnstaple, Fair's Fair, 17 Bear St, Barnstaple EX32 7BX

Saturday 3rd March 10am to 12 – Fairtrade Coffee Morning, Christian Community Centre, Brixham, TQ5 8DS

Saturday 3rd March 10:30am - Fairtrade Event with speaker from Kenyan Fairtrade Coop, Bovey Tracey Baptist Church, Hind Street

Saturday 3rd March from 11am - Fairtrade Street Fair, Bedford Square, Exeter 

Monday 5th March, 3.30pm – Meet the Farmer - share a 'cuppa' for Fairtrade Fortnight, Terry Bennet Centre, Fairplace Church, Fairplace Terrace, Okehampton EX20 1DT

Thursday 8th March, 12 to 3:30 – Celebration of International Women's Day, with Esther Chepkwony at Exeter Guildhall, High Street

Sunday 11th March, 6:30pm – Fairtrade Service, Methodist Church, High Street, Brixham

For more information, check out Facebook www.facebook.com/FairtradeDevon


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World at Lunch Special - Thursday 1st March 1pm to 2pm

Venue - St Stephen's Church, High Street

Victor Biwot, Devon’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 guest, will discuss the importance of Fairtrade accreditation to his co-op, Sireet OEP, located in Nandi Hills, Western Kenya.

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World at Lunch Special - Thursday 15th March 1pm to 2pm

Venue - St Stephen's Church, High Street

A presentation by Martin Mowforth on defenders of human, environmental and land rights in the northern triangle of Central America – and why the dangers they face should concern us.


 15 03 18 WaL

Global Book Club - Monday 19th March 6:30pm to 8:00pm 

The Return - Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar 


 19 03 18 Matar

Devon Globe Trotters - Saturday 24th March 7pm to 10pm

Joyce and John will talk about their independent rail trip to North-West and Central India, visiting some of the major cultural sites and observing city life.


£10 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. To reserve a place please email dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk or ‘phone 01392 438811


24 03 18 DGT 

The Crisis in Yemen 

If you did not manage to come to Ross Porter's talk on Yemen on 31st January, here are some video links Ross has provided which will provide a bit of background to the current situation. 

Peaceful anti-government, pro-democracy demonstration in Sana'a on Tuesday 1st March 2011. 

MSF hospital in Yemen hit by air strike - Al Jezeera 15th August 2016

Yemen on the brink of starvation - BBC News 21st September 2016 

How the Saudi Blockade is Starving Yemen - New York Times 19th December 2017 

UK Government attacked over £4.6bn arms sales to Saudi Arabia -  BBC News 29th November 2017

Also a report by Campaign Against Arms Trade - A Shameful Relationship - UK Complicity in Saudi State Violence 


At last the hostel for blind and visually impaired pupils at Katente West Primary School in Mubende, Uganda, is almost finished!. There is an update in Sue Errington's report of the visit she made in September. But of course, now that the building itself is complete, the next focus is to complete building a block of latrines - and then furnish and equip it. Tom Errington completed the Great West Run in aid of the hostel for visually impaired children at Katente West Primary School - donations are still welcome at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TomErrington1


To celebrate 20 years of DDE we have published a new brochure and have set ourselves a target to raise £100,000 to fund our work with schools and communities across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay over the next 3-5 years.

Hola Perú and Take Mali - helping you deliver the National Curriculum 2014

DDE’s innovative multi-media resources Hola Perú and Take Mali (developing intercultural understanding at KS2  and 3 through Spanish or French, Geography and Global Citizenship) can help you deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in new and inspiring ways. Read how one school in Torbay has been using Hola Perú... 

Order your copies of Hola Perú and Take Mali here... 

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Can you hold a fundraising event or take part in a fundraising activity for DDE in the next 12 months?  

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‘This is one of the most innovative and exciting community projects to be found in the South West… Through its activities, it is a key player in Devon in celebrating cultural diversity and challenging injustice, both of which it does energetically and enthusiastically.’  Martyn Goss, Exeter Diocese


M. L. Alphonse Raj, Director of ISLAND Trust (Indo Sri Lankan Development Trust), talks about their tree planting project in Tamil Nadu. ISLAND Trust is a partner of Tamwed  (Tamil Nadu / West Devon) working with tribal people in the Nilgiri Hills.

Leaflet for DDE Spring Programme

Fairtrade Devon is developing a Facebook page 


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Booking for Upcoming Events

Plymouth Global Book Club
Feb 28, 2018
World at Lunch
Mar 01, 2018
World at Lunch
Mar 15, 2018

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