Newsletter March 2017

Rising to the Challenge – Make 2017 a year for adventure.

We’re on the hunt for thrill seekers who are searching for an opportunity to challenge themselves this year with either running the Dublin Marathon in October or climbing the world’s largest free-standing mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in August. Development Perspectives have put together two fantastic packages for both challenges that will ensure you feel empowered […]

Development Perspectives – Now offering Training Courses. 1

Development Perspectives are delighted to have launched our new training and facilitation brochure for 2017. We now offer a range of training courses covering topics such as Training and Facilitation Skills, Team Building and Group Dynamics, Leadership for Development, The Power of Storytelling and Regional Citizen’s Assembly. Bespoke trainings are also available. Email for more information. […]


We’re approaching the first anniversary of #SDGchallenge and with over 780 people signed up from 31 different countries there’s a major push on meeting the Global Goals by 2030. To date we have focused on 11 of these crucial goals. March saw us concentrate on Goal #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities with a workshop in Waterford […]

Global Citizen Awards 2017.

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

UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education

#SDGchallenge coordinator Stephanie Kirwan was one of only 6 Irish delegates invited to take part in the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development currently taking place in Canada. Stephanie was there to present to the #SDGchallenge to 400 educators attending from 96 countries around the world. DP director Bobby McCormack was also in the Irish contingent. […]

Global Education Learning Platform in Cape Town.

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

GLEN Member’s Assembly

GLEN Members’ Assembly took place this March in Slovakia allowing members of GLEN to discuss operational issues of the Network. We were delighted to be able to attend as the Irish member of GLEN. Project worker Paul Crewe represented Development Perspectives at the assembly and ReNew seminar which took place during the same week.    

Media and Development Lecture.

Development Perspectives was delighted to once again be invited to guest lecture as part of a third year elective on ‘Media and Development’ for students taking ‘International Development’ as part of their B.A. in Maynooth with Kimmage Development Studies Centre. Development Perspectives’ Public Engagement officer Deborah Conlon shared how we use social media for campaigning […]

Support us on Social Media.

We’d love to reach 6,000 followers on our Facebook page for Easter but we need your help to do it! Follow the link to our Facebook page below to join our online community. Share our page with your family and friends and help us to grow and include more people in crucial discussions. Facebook: We’re […]