Deborah Conlon

My experience as an SDG advocate

Amy McAuley took part in the 2017 SDG Advocate programme as the Louth advocate. She has been very active in combining her love of the Irish Girl Guides with her passion for the Sustainable Development Goals. This blog post originally appeared at  I decided to apply for Development Perspectives’ SDG Advocate Programme last year. Before […]


“Be a global citizen. Act with passion and compassion. Help us make this world safer and more sustainable today and for the generations that will follow us. That is our moral responsibility.” Development Perspectives have launched the 2018 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Advocate programme. The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to […]

Sustainable Development Perspectives: A Showcase Event.

Development Perspectives and the #SDGchallenge invites you to join us to learn about and celebrate the actions of some of Ireland’s leading Sustainable Development Goal Advocates. You are invited to participate in an interactive day of debate and exploration involving a panel discussion with Suzanne Keatinge (Dóchas), Maria Barry (Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship […]

Spinning A Yarn (SAY) 2018

Development Perspectives will host a training course focused on storytelling this April in Castle Saunderson, Co. Cavan. Storytelling is an important element in every culture and is becoming more prevalent as a tool for business and marketing. With this knowledge the value of using the same tools to share issues of social justice with wider […]

Villes durables : agir localement et efficacement.

Juliette, étudiante française en sciences politiques actuellement en stage au sein de l’organisation Development Perspectives pendant 4 mois. Intéressée par le développement durable, Juliette a eu l’opportunité de participer à la conférence des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique COP23 à Bonn en novembre dernier. Au cours de cette expérience, elle a beaucoup appris sur […]

The Danger of a Single Story – Global Education is hard work.

 This week’s article comes from freelance non-formal education trainer and consultant Carmine Rodi Falanga. This blog was originally posted on Carmine’s own blog “To Say Nothing of the Cat.” – “The Danger of a Single Story“ is the title of a very popular TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from 2009. But not only.  This post is about our latest Erasmus+ course, which […]

Social Power and Privilege in Society.

This article is from Nick Doran and was originally posted at Development Perspectives Workshop: Hosted by Stephanie Kirwan and Bobby McCormack. On Thursday, October 26th last, Stephanie Kirwan and Bobby McCormack, of Development Perspectives, hosted a fascinating workshop in the Carmelite Centre in Dublin City. The workshop focused on ‘power’ and ‘privilege’ in society, specifically the invisibility […]

Development Perspectives’ wins big at 2017 Dóchas Awards. 1

The Dóchas Awards 2017 – honouring Irish heroes and leaders working for global justice and solidarity were presented at a ceremony in Dublin on October 24th. Awards were presented in five categories – a Global Citizen Award, Humanitarian Award, Respect and Equality in Communications Award, Sustainable Development Goal Champion Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. […]

“Perspectives” Video Competition.

The PERSPECTIVES short film competition is a core component of the #SDGchallenge project. The #SDGchallenge recognises the potential of film makers in raising awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals in Ireland. The PERSPECTIVES short film competition invites you to enter by creating a two to four minute film which focuses on one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each of the shortlisted […]

SDG Advocate Programme

We are well and truly underway with the first edition of the SDG Advocate Programme as part of the #SDGchallenge. With a team of twenty advocates from across Ireland, we first came together in June for a residential weekend to explore the Sustainable Development Goals and begin the planning process of transformative action projects. It […]

IgnYte – Spark you Ambition.

IgnYte is a 6-week youth entrepreneurship programme for unemployed young people in the Drogheda area. Developed by Development Perspectives and The Mill, the programme will focus on entrepreneurial skills for those who wish to start their own business or develop a career pathway for themselves based on their passions and interests. The course which was […]

International Civil Society Week.

Development Perspectives is looking forward to working with Kehys and Civicus in December as part of International Civil Society Week. International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is a key global gathering for civil society and other stakeholders to engage constructively in finding common solutions to global challenges. This year ICSW will feature prominently in several key […]

Centre for Sustainable Development Studies.

Members of Development Perspectives will engage in a preparation visit with the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies in Vietnam in December. The aim of this visit will be to create a strategic partnership between both organisations for future programmes. The Center for Sustainable Development Studies is a Vietnamese non-profit organization addressing development issues in Vietnam […]

GELP Project.

We’re entering the final stage of the Global Education Learning Platform project with the GLEN network. The final stage saw us head to France to focus on ‘Migration’. Development Perspectives’ Stephanie Kirwan will be one of the facilitators on this course and will share her wealth of knowledge and experience with the participants. As part […]

Youth of the World.

Development Perspectives is delighted to be a partner organisation in a long-term European project known as ‘The Youth of the World’. This European project was developed by an Italian NGO called the International Centre for Southern Europe. The project brings partner organisations together from various parts of Europe to bring their diverse knowledge and expertise […]

Seeds of Hope.

In September Development Perspectives received a wonderful donation of a field of sunflowers from Gareth Conlon. The sale of these sunflowers took place in locations across Drogheda, Dundalk and Balbriggan. Any proceeds generated will go towards a variety of projects being held by Development Perspectives. Huge thank you to Gareth for his incredible generousity!