Deborah Conlon

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

 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!  

Sports Quiz of the Year.

On September 21st Development Perspectives held the “Sports of the Year” in the City North Hotel, Gormanstown. A fantastic event hosted by RTÉ Sports broadcaster Darragh Maloney which attracted sports fans from both near and far to display their knowledge on the subject. Former Meath footballer Trevor Giles and Rowing record breaker Adam Burke took part […]

GLEN Members’ Assembly

GLEN Members’ Assembly will take place this November in Tallinn allowing members of GLEN to discuss operational issues of the Network. We are delighted to be able to attend as the Irish member of GLEN. Project worker Paul Crewe will represent Development Perspectives at the assembly. Keep an eye on our Facebook for updates.

The Irish arms trade with Israel – a bloody stain upon the state

This week’s blog comes from Kevin Squires, the national coordinator of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign The Irish arms trade with Israel – a bloody stain upon the state On Wednesday 4th October, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) delivered a 23,000-strong petition to the Irish government, demanding an end to the bilateral arms trade between […]

Sunflowers…..Seeds of Hope 2

  “Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” Maori Proverb. As the light begins to wane for winter; giant heads of sunflowers come to bloom in late August for one last celebration of the sun. Cast against the lush green patchwork of the Irish landscape, the neon yellow flowers […]

What can you do to help DP?

Development Perspectives doesn’t ask for money but there are many ways that you can contribute to our work. The more people Development Perspectives can reach the more impact our work can have. Help us to grow our community by: Sign up for the #SDGchallenge. Attend some of our workshops – Getting 3 of your […]

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 […]