Development Perspectives have launched the 2018 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Advocate programme. The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive changemakers. The 8month training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland. We are looking for community activists, change makers and global thinkers to apply for the chance to take part by March 5th. The chosen participants will travel to Vietnam or Tanzania for 2 weeks during summer 2018. The work/study visit affords an invaluable chance to experience first-hand perspectives and challenges that people face in a different global context.
This part-time educational programme and life-changing opportunity is one element of a larger project called the #SDGchallenge which was recently awarded the Dóchas 2017 SDG Champion Award, an award designed to recognise an organisation that has done outstanding work around the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Bobby McCormack, Co-founder and Director of Development Perspectives, says: “The SDG Advocate programme 2018 offers an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience to the right candidates. The ultimate message is that irrespective of where you live, you can affect global change, through local actions. By bringing people together from very different living contexts, it provides an opportunity to understand each other’s perspective and strive for a more balanced and just world. Local and global communities need active citizens who are willing to contribute to a fairer, more just and sustainable world and taking part in the SDG Advocate programme is one way of playing your part.”
Do you have what it takes to be one of this year’s Sustainable Development Goal Advocates?
To apply for the SDG Advocate programme or for further information about the work of Development Perspectives, please visit their website – www.developmentperspectives.ie