From: Wheel

Exciting New Podcast

Join your hosts and explore challenges shared by nonprofits across the island of Ireland. All 12 episodes of Across Divides are available now!

1. Arts, Language and Culture (with Kabosh Theatre, Turas Irish Lanauge Project, and Fighting Words)

2. Social Enterprise (with the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Irish Social Enterprise Network, Social Enteprise NI, and the Resurgam Trust)

 3. Marginalised Groups and Social Enterprise (with Now Group, Dignity Partnership, and Bounce Back Recycling)

4. Mental Health (with the Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland, Secondary Schools Union NI, and independent consultant Peter McBride)

5. Biodiversity Crisis (with the National Biodiversity Centre, the Rivers Trust, and Monaghan County Council)

6. Access to Nature (with Coastwatch, Love Your Lough, and Social Farms and Gardens).

7. Decarbonising the Island (with Involve and the Wicklow Democratic School).

8. Communities Taking Climate Action (with the Irish Central Border Area Network, Connecting Communities with Peatlands, and Cooperation Ireland).

9. Rural Connections (with Rural Community Network, Longford Women’s Link, and community activist Emma Shaw)

10. The Digital Divide (with Supporting Communities, Bytes Project, and Grow Remote)

11. Global Perspectives (with AkiDwA, Irish Development Education Association, Children in Crossfire, and Peace Brigades International/Síolta Chroí)

12. Women in COVID (with Women’s Resource and Development Agency, poet Annemarie Ni Churreain, and activist Coumilah Manjoo)

You can also watch the episodes (with closed captions available) on theiCommunity Shared Practice Hub Youtube channel.

This podcast is part of iCommunity, a new programme from The Wheel and NICVA that connects nonprofits across the island of Ireland so they can share and learn from each other.

Find out more about iCommunity on the newly launched website at

Meet Your Hosts

Suzie Cahn is iCommunity’s Director and also was a co-founder of Carraig Dulra permaculture farm and social enterprise. She brings more than 20 years of experience in community development, education, and project management.

Alex McMaster combines practical work in marine ecology with journalistic practice. He seeks positive narratives of community resilience contrasted with stories of injustice.

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