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'Hear the World Differently' is a series of podcasts made from webinars and workshops facilitated by Saolta that will cover topics such as misinformation, immigration and education.

Hear the World Differently Podcast

DP TV (Development Perspectives Television) documentaries explore issues affecting our communities from a local and global perspective.

SDG Roadshow 2022

A documentary following the journey of two committed activists touring around Ireland on cargo bikes to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals. The documentary tracks Development Perspectives chief executive Bobby McCormack and Saolta Programme Manager Nick Doran, as they undertake the SDG Roadshow. On May 23rd 2022 Bobby and Nick set off separately from Limerick and Waterford to engage with universities, adult education services, community groups and local elected representatives as they trekked to Killarney, Co. Kerry. The SDG Roadshow has been developed as part of Saolta, a Global Citizenship Education strategic partnership programme for the Adult and Community Education sector in Ireland and has been supported by Irish Aid, 2030 and EirGrid.

An insight into the SDG Advocate Training 2021

The video offers an overview of the SDG Advocate Training 2021 training, what was involved and what action projects that Advocates have developed as a result. The SDG Advocate Training offers active citizens an opportunity to become one of Ireland’s SDG Advocates through this innovative project. This training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project and lead transformative change in Ireland.

SDG Roadshow 2021

Drogheda educational NGO Development Perspectives, representing the strategic consortium Saolta, undertook a cross country bike tour in Summer 2021 to raise awareness in Ireland of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of global commitments to end poverty, protect the planet and promote peace, justice and equality by 2030. Ireland played a unique and central role in the process which led to the agreement of these 17 goals which were signed up to by 193 UN member states and Development Perspectives believes that in order for these goals to be successful the public need to be aware of and crucially involved and active in realising them.
Two team members, CEO Bobby McCormack and Project Officer Nick Doran, set off from opposite sides of the country and visited towns and communities along the way while highlighting the importance and relevance of the Global Goals to localities around Ireland. Over the 5 days, they travelled on two bikes over 800km, visited 11 counties, hosted 8 workshops and held 8 meetings with stakeholders and organisations.

SDG Roadshow 2021 Trailer

5 days, 2 bikes, 800km, 11 counties, 8 workshops, and 8 meetings. A trailer for our documentary on the SDG Road Show 2021.

Systems (Virtual Podcast) W/Guest Educator Francois Matarasso - Thinking about culture as if people matter

This podcast primarily focused on François Matarasso’s practice and research behind community art. The conversation featured perspectives on participatory art, marginalisation in education/society, socio-economic issues in western society and the key role art educators play. Additionally, a discussion surrounding Matarasso’s book 'A Restless Art' and it’s connection to the training course 'Systems’ took place.

Matarasso’s practice focuses on writing, research and work in community art. His process rests on the belief that everyone has the right to create art and to share the result, as well as to enjoy and participate in the creations of others.
“Shaping your own cultural identity – and having it recognised by others – is central to human dignity and growth. If people can’t represent themselves culturally how can they do so in any other way, including politically? If people are only imagined and portrayed by others, how can they be full, free and equal members of society?”

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SDG Advocate Showcase 2020 — A celebration of action

Professor Richard Wilkinson

SDG Advocate Training 2020 - Action Projects

Games 4 The Goals - Erasmus+ Training Course

Games 4 The Goals is a training course aimed at youth workers, trainers, educators and mentors who wish to explore the Sustainable Development Goals through gamification.

Games 4 The Goals (G4TG) is an eight-day training course which aims to develop Global Education competences of youth workers and educators through game-based learning, with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The idea for this project results from the growing need within development education and youth work organisations to find new and interactive ways to engage with young people on global issues such as poverty, inequality and climate change. Our hope is to harness the power of games to develop media literacy and critical thinking skills, examine values within society and encourage young people to take informed action related to the SDGs.


'Spirit' explores the work of The Medical Missionaries of Mary at home and overseas. The Sisters have provided a powerful insight into the legacy of their work, through interviews with the filmmakers. The short documentary includes contributions from LMFM presenter Gerry Kelly, former Trócaire CEO Justin Kilcullen and Dr. Conor Mulvagh, UCD.

Development Perspectives is a non-profit NGO based in Drogheda.

Find out more about the making of this documentary at The making of 'Spirit'

Download the Spirit Educational Resource

What are the SDGs? Join the #SDGchallenge today!

The SDGchallenge is an exciting new global citizenship education project which aims to raise awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The #SDGchallenge is a 17 month long project. It will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of each of the Global Goals. But we want you to do more than to learn about them, we want you to be part of them – Join our growing community of active citizens and take the challenge!

Sign up today and begin your SDG journey.

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Insight 2015

A group of Irish and Tanzanians take part in 'Insight', a development education programme from Drogheda-based NGO Development Perspectives, in partnership with Uvikiuta in Tanzania. This documentary follows their learning journey over 8 months in 2015. 'Insight' was produced by Development Perspectives, directed by Bobby McCormack, shot and edited by Blaine Rennicks with original music composed by Darius McGann.

Salmon of Knowledge

Salmon of Knowledge looks at the plight of salmon and of salmon fishing on the river Boyne, Ireland. Development Perspectives is an non-profit NGO based in Drogheda. Join the discussion at Video directed and co-produced by Bobby McCormack. Shot and edited by Blaine Rennicks. Visual Artist - Vivienne Byrne.

Food for Thought

In the midst of GM potato trials in Carlow, 'Food For Thought' looks at the GM debate from both a local and global context and asks if it can be a tool for positive development. Development Perspectives is a non-profit NGO based in Drogheda. Join the discussion at Video directed and co-produced by Deirdre Hurley. Shot and edited by Blaine Rennicks. Co-Produced by Bobby McCormack. Visual Artist - Vivienne Byrne.

This project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The content of this communication represents the views of the author only and do not necessarily represent or reflect DFAT policy.