“Doughnut Economics and Co-operatives”

Watch our “Doughnut Economics and Co-operatives” event online, which was facilitated by the great Róisín Markham from the Irish Doughnut Economics Network and featured an insightful presentation from Dr. Carol Power of the UCC Centre for Co-operative Studies. This event is part of our ongoing community development programme.

Webinar Description

In the midst of global inequality, public health crisis and climate emergency, Doughnut Economics is an exciting new approach to understanding how we can create a thriving economy that meets all needs while remaining within the bounds of the living world. We are delighted to bring you this webinar on the role co-operatives can play within a ‘doughnut economy’ alongside UCC Centre for Co-operative Studies and Irish Doughnut Economics Network (IDEN). 

This webinar will feature a presentation from researcher and lecturer Dr. Carol Power with contributions from Róisín Markham from IDEN followed by a facilitated discussion. 

Read more about Doughnut Economics – https://doughnuteconomics.org/

If you are interested, we have a full programme of upcoming events, you’re bound to find something of interest. Do take a look at our Community Development Programme.

Dr. Carol Power

After receiving a First Class Honours BA in Geography and Policy Studies, Carol was awarded a Government of Ireland Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Geography.   Her doctoral thesis focused on inter-institutional collaboration through voluntary business associations and the role of these associations in the development of industrial clusters.  

On completion of her doctorate, she began working as a researcher with the Centre for Co-operative Studies and a Lecturer in the Department of Food Business and Development, UCC.  Carol has a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from UCC. Carol teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  

At postgraduate level, she supervises Master’s and PhD students and teaches on the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development and the online MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise.  At undergraduate level, she contributes modules to the BSc in Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship, BSc in International Development and Food Policy, BSc in Government and the BComm. 

Carol was Academic Director of the Certificate, Diploma and BSc programmes in Credit Union Business between 2016 and 2020.  This suite of programmes was offered by UCC in partnership with the Irish League of Credit Unions. 

Carol’s current research interests are focused on co-operative and community-based responses to social and economic needs at local and regional levels, and sustainable development, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between business and sustainability.  She is a member of the UCC Centre for Co-operative Studies and the UCC-based interdisciplinary Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21).

Our Community Development Programme for 2021 has been boosted by the support we received through the Social Enterprise Fund in 2020.

Scroll to Top