The 2017 Irish Aid Professor Father Michael Kelly Lecture took place on Tuesday 28th November, at the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street in Dublin.

The Lecture was introduced by Professor Father Michael himself, via a pre-recorded video from Lusaka, and the evening was chaired by Irish Aid Director General Ruairi de Burca. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon T.D., gave opening remarks for the event.

The 2017 special invited guest speakers were Daphine Abaho, Peer Educator with Mildmay Uganda, and Dr. Chewe Luo, Chief of HIV/AIDS at UNICEF’s Programme Division.

The event also featured a special screening of the short film +A POSITIVE LIFE +

Irish-Zambian HIV/AIDS activist, educator and advocate. This site archives Fr. Michael's inspirational World AIDS Day Lectures and related materials.