Welsh Centre for International Affairs

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is a registered charity based in Cardiff and working throughout Wales. Our vision is that everyone in Wales contributes to creating a fair and peaceful world. To achieve this, our mission is to inspire learning and action on global issues. 

The WCIA delivers and hosts a number of work programmes:

  • Hub Cymru Africa, which is funded by the Welsh Government and supports communication, coordination and capacity building for groups and individuals working on Wales-Africa projects. The Hub is a partnership between the WCIA, Fair Trade Wales, Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel, Wales for Africa Health Links Network and WCVA.
  • Wales for Peace, a project to inspire a new generation of internationalists through learning from Wales' peace heritage - the individuals, communities and movements who have championed Wales' peacebuilding role in the world, from the First World War to today. This work is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and partners include the National Library of Wales, Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Aberystwyth University and Cardiff University.
  • CEWC schools programme, supporting schools and colleges in Wales to provide high-quality global learning opportunities for young people. This includes training and support for the Welsh Baccalaureate, the Wales Schools Debating Championships, and activities to promote active global citizenship and community action.
  • Public events and debates, covering a wide range of global topics and usually free of charge to all members of the public.
  • A comprehensivevolunteering programme, with structured short- and longer-term opportunities for people from all walks of life to contribute to our work programmes. 

As representatives of the International Sector, the WCIA aims to promote global perspectives on various issues within the remit of the TSPC, with currently planned activities focusing on sustainable procurement and the Donaldson curriculum review. 

We are committed to providing a voice for all organisations in this varied sector, and are currently reviewing how best to fulfil this representative function. In the meantime, please contact your sector representatives as follows: