See the world differently

See the world differently is the Development Perspectives blog. We feature blogs written by people interested in development issues be they professionals within the sector or current and past participants on our education programmes. We welcome respectful conversation and discussion about the issues raised. You can read more entries on our Tumblr Blog archive.

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Climate Change: Why You and Why Me? April 12, 2018 - Our latest blog comes from students at Maynooth University as part of a campaign to encourage public understanding of the effects of our actions on the environment. It was originally featured at As an individual how would you reflect upon the following? “Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is […]
My experience as an SDG advocate February 20, 2018 - Amy McAuley took part in the 2017 SDG Advocate programme as the Louth advocate. She has been very active in combining her love of the Irish Girl Guides with her passion for the Sustainable Development Goals. This blog post originally appeared at  I decided to apply for Development Perspectives’ SDG Advocate Programme last year. Before […]
Villes durables : agir localement et efficacement. January 18, 2018 - Juliette, étudiante française en sciences politiques actuellement en stage au sein de l’organisation Development Perspectives pendant 4 mois. Intéressée par le développement durable, Juliette a eu l’opportunité de participer à la conférence des Nations Unies sur le changement climatique COP23 à Bonn en novembre dernier. Au cours de cette expérience, elle a beaucoup appris sur […]
The Danger of a Single Story – Global Education is hard work. December 14, 2017 -  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. November 8, 2017 - 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 […]
My week with Development Perspectives filled with learning, laughter, and new experiences. October 31, 2017 - My name is Eva and I am currently in Transition Year in Sacred Heart and I did my work experience in Development Perspectives. I am very interested in Basketball and the SDGs. I love traveling and learning about human rights. I decided to choose Development Perspectives for one of my work experience weeks because I […]
The Irish arms trade with Israel – a bloody stain upon the state October 13, 2017 - 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 August 31, 2017 -   “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 […]
Vegan Venture June 1, 2017 - This week’s blog was written by DP co-founder Margaret Downey who recently took our #VeganVenture challenge as part of the #SDGchallenge. Development Perspectives “Vegan Venture challenge” proved more difficult than I expected. As a way of highlighting the impact of meat production on Climate Change we were asked to live a vegan lifestyle for one […]
Anything you can do, I can do better…. March 16, 2017 - This week’s blog comes from Daire O’Dowd. Daire is a former Insight participant who has been involved in Development Perspectives since 2010. Growing up, I think it’s safe to assume that most of us have heard of the age old Nursery Rhyme ‘Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice’ While ‘little boys […]