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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
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Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
Online
0–£25

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Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

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Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

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UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
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We need to keep talking about digital

Thursday 30 September 2021 - 30/09/21

Online

About this event

Digital connectivity is and will continue to transform our lives. Broadband and mobile connectivity is now essential infrastructure needed for work, education, entertainment, shopping and increasingly to access many public and other services.

Despite accelerating plans for enhancing fibre optic broadband and mobile connectivity in rural Northern Ireland, some areas will remain as “not spots”, not commercially viable for connection. A number of projects are pioneering ways in which these rural “not spots” can be connected and at 12 noon on 23 September we will be hearing from Telet Research’s Peter Gradwell and Cybermoor’s Daniel Heery who have been providing a connectivity solution in rural north Yorkshire.

With new and better connectivity comes new opportunities for rural communities. Many of us have had to work remotely throughout the pandemic and communities and policy makers have started to see remote working as possibly making a significant contribution to rural community sustainability and regeneration. Ireland’s Western Development Commission has pioneered activity in this area and at 12 noon on 30 September we will be hearing from Stephen Carolan, the Hubs Programme Manager for the National Hub Network, a Government of Ireland initiative led by the Department of Community and Rural Development and project managed by the Western Development Commission that provides a vehicle for individual hubs to come together under a shared identity to maximise the economic opportunity of remote working.

These are both online events through Zoom. and the format will include expert input, followed by questions and answers and small group discussion.

Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details 30th Sept 2021, 12pm
Contact   More Details Rural Community Network


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