Daily Archives: July 20, 2017


SDG advocate programme.

Development Perspectives is delighted to launch the SDG Advocate programme nationwide. The SDG Advocate programme offered 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their county and become the first of Ireland’s SDG Advocates through this innovative project. The chosen advocates will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals aiming to promote peace, sustainability […]


#SDGchallenge – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

We are currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. Worldwide 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. With 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution, or 28,300 people a day the question becomes – What are we going to do about it? Join us in University College […]


Stereotypes and Discrimination in Louth and Meath.

“I think we are all guilty of believing stereotypes without even being aware of it. And with a little exploring we realise that the world is very complex and people don’t necessarily fit into these brackets we’ve set.” – Paul Crewe, Project worker with Development Perspectives. Development Perspectives’ Paul Crewe explored the topic of stereotypes and discrimination […]


Webinar: The Role of Global Citizenship Education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

As part of the GELP project (Global Learning Education Platform) with the GLEN network, Development Perspectives was asked to host a webinar addressing the topic “The Role of Global Citizenship Education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.” Chair of Global Hands Momodou Sallah was the guest speaker at the webinar who spoke about Global Citizen Education, […]


Working with PDCS in Slovakia.

Bobby McCormack facilitated a workshop on “Introducing development education into higher education.” for higher education professionals who want to introduce non formal methods into their practice. While there he also participated in a seminar on the importance of the SDGs where he highlighted the work of Development Perspectives and our #SDGchallenge programme.       […]


Global Citizen Awards 2017.

We’re delighted to once again have members of Development Perspectives receive their Global Citizen Awards this year. Deirdre Gavin and Aoife Kirk received their Silver awards during the ceremony in the Smock Alley Theatre in May. The ceremony aims to highlight each winner’s achievement and dedication to raising awareness here in Ireland of global issues. The keynote […]


GELP project – Cape Town, South Africa.

Three members of the DP team, Bobby McCormack, Stephanie Kirwan and Margaret Downey, visited Cape Town, South Africa to attend the third workshop in the GELP (Global Education Learning Platform) series in April. This study visit will focused on “Making the Invisible, Visible” – Critical Perspectives on Global Citizenship from the Global South. The first two study […]