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 and prosperity for all by 2030, implement an action project and represent the project and their efforts at national and international events and to lead transformative change in each respective county.
So far participants have engaged in the first stage of the programme which consisted of a residential weekend in the Gyreum Ecolodge in Sligo. Throughout the weekend the advocates took part in workshops focused on design thinking, problem solving, Hero’s Journey and of course, the Sustainable Development Goals. In the evening they had the opportunity to further explore issues related to the Global Goals with a showing of the documentary “Before the Flood” which explores the dangers of climate change along with possible solutions.
You can keep up to date with their actions on our website or by following the #SDGadvocates on Twitter.