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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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 […]
#SDGchallenge February 21, 2017 - We’ve reached Goal #11 in the #SDGchallenge this month with a focus on Sustainable Cities and Communities. We now have 330 people signed up from 31 different countries and have hosted workshops all over the country. 2017 started with a focus on Reduced Inequalities.     The #SDGchallenge is well and truly underway. With over 330 […]
Community Supported Agriculture – What is it? January 31, 2017 - Róisín Nic Cóil is coordinator of the CSA Network of Ireland. She attended workshops run by DP in Dundalk Ó Fiaich college on Monday nights recently. She is a student at DkIT and active with EnviroSoc in the college. DkIT Envirosoc are running EnviroTalks from January-April 2017 and Róisín will speak about CSAs. Community Supported Agriculture, […]
The gift of giving – Is materialism now the true spirit of Christmas? December 1, 2016 - This week’s blog was written by Deirdre Gavin. Deirdre was a leader on this year’s Insight programme and will be working with us for the coming months, conducting research on behalf of Development Perspectives. I’ll keep this short and sweet. Recently I had a conversation with a friend about christmas presents. She was complaining that […]
Global Learning in Benin. November 10, 2016 -   This week’s blog is written by #SDGchallenge coordinator Stephanie Kirwan and DP Public Engagement  officer Deborah Conlon and outlines the first in a series of study visits with the GELP project.   Development Perspectives is the Irish partner organisation of GLEN (The Global Learning Education Network of Young Europeans). We were recently fortunate enough […]
#FeesMustFall – South African Student Protests. September 29, 2016 - Kevin McParland is a PhD candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin. His research is focused on the impact of major physical infrastructure projects on the socio-economic lives of rural farming and fishing communities. He is currently completing an Erasmus Mundus mobility scholarship at University of Fort Hare in […]
Spinning A Yarn – SAY September 27, 2016 - This week’s article comes from freelance non-formal education trainer and consultant Carmine Rodi Falanga. This blog was originally posted in Carmine’s own blog “To Say Nothing of the Cat.” – What happens when you try to combine two topics apparently very different from each other? Who knows? We didn’t. And that’s why we decided to realise SAY – Spinning […]