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New All Island fund launching soon

Thursday 1st April
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Free

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Winter Talk – Not a lot of people know… by Ian Rippey

Tuesday 6th April
Online
Free

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EIP–AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

Tuesday 13th April
Online
Free

Addressing Cold Weather Planning: How to Protect the Most Vulnerable and the NHS

Tuesday 13th April
Online
£99– £249 (discount for multiple places)

An Introduction to Nature Recovery Networks –Experiences from practitioners

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Belfast Healthy Cities: Designing a city for children

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (1 of 2)

Wednesday 14th April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Resilience & Resourcefulness

Wednesday 14th April
Online

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Introduction to NPMS and survey methodology

Friday 16th April
Online
Free

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Your priorities for the next Open Government National Action Plan (2 of 2)

Tuesday 20th April
Online
Free

Nature Recovery Networks– from Policy to Practice

Wednesday 21st April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Women Working in the Industry

Wednesday 21st April
Online

Water Ireland Conference 2021

Thursday 22nd April
Online
€178.35

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Energy Transition Conference 2021

Monday 26th April
Online
Free

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Mapping Nature Recovery Networks

Wednesday 28th April
Online
Free

Women in Agriculture conference: Business Skills in Agriculture

Wednesday 28th April
Online

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Next steps for transport decarbonisation in the UK – low–carbon fuels, infrastructure, sector–specific targets and policy development

Friday 30th April
Online
£190 plus VAT

 
 

Economic Recovery Action Plan 25 February 2021

Minister launches Economic Recovery Action Plan

Via The Department for the Economy

 

Image via Pixabay

Northern Ireland’s economic recovery will be driven by innovation, investment and a skilled workforce, Economy Minister Diane Dodds said today. Dr Joanne Stuart, CEO, NITA and Angela McGowan, Director, CBI with Economy Minister at launch of Economic Recovery Action Plan.

The Minister was speaking as she launched the Economic Recovery Action Plan which sets out a road map to rebuilding the economy from the impact of the pandemic.

The Minister said:

“As we move slowly back to normality, we must put all our efforts into restarting, repairing and rebuilding our economy. We must encourage businesses to innovate and lead and we must support workers to prepare for new opportunities.

“My Economic Recovery Action Plan is the blueprint to rebuild a stronger economy in Northern Ireland. We will focus on where we have the greatest opportunity to drive innovation and develop the skills and capability of our workforce to secure better jobs.”

The report identifies supporting a highly–skilled workforce, stimulating research and development, building a greener economy and promoting investment, trade and exports as the drivers to recovery.

It also identifies a number of actions the Department plans to take to stimulate growth. These include:

  • the development of a flexible skills fund;
  • widening access to apprenticeships by removing the age cap;
  • developing proposals to implement a Northern Ireland artificial intelligence centre of excellence;
  • delivering the High Street Stimulus Scheme;
  • delivering a Tourism Voucher Scheme to stimulate demand;
  • accelerating delivery of City and Growth Deals; and
  • developing a green innovation challenge fund.

Read the full story here.

Report available here.