Africa Day 2010 - Final Preparations
Africa Day Dublin took place in the Iveagh Gardens Sunday 16th May from 12 noon to 7pm and the organizers gave me access to all areas.
The African-Union-designated Africa Day falls on 25th May each year. Its aim is to celebrate African diversity and success, and to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists on the continent of Africa. Since the publication of the White Paper on Irish Aid in 2006, the Irish Government – through the Irish Aid division of the Department of Foreign Affairs – has made a commitment to support Africa Day events in Ireland on an annual basis. Since 2008, DHR Communications – in partnership with Davis Event Consultancy – has worked with Irish Aid to establish a high-profile identity for Africa Day through the organisation of flagship Africa Day events.
Irish Aid has chosen a food-related theme for its Africa Day celebrations in 2010, with a particular focus on issues such as food security and hunger.