Community: a lesson in three partsBy Katie Lynch | 21/01/2020
Games are always, for better or worse, a learning experience. And among games, some of the most immersive and engaging experiences are provided by video games. As people (not only young ones) spend more and more time exploring the digital world, a question worth exploring is: what are they learning? And: can this great potential be put to good use?
Kids Club Kampala’s Ewafe project for abandoned children provides emergency care for children who have nowhere else to go. Since launching this project in 2013 we have discovered the huge web of misconceptions that exists in Western society regarding orphans and orphan care in Africa. This blog post is written by Kids Club Kampala founder and director Corrie Fraser, here she reflects on the most common misconceptions and why they can be damaging to the development of Africa as a ...
Nathalie takes us through her experience taking part in Development Perspectives' 'Kaleidoscope' training course and the profound impact it had on her.
Although steps are being made towards gender equality globally, Georgina Whiteman explores where a lot of work still needs to be done.
Robert Johnston outlines his experience taking part in Youth of the World in Florence, Italy.
January is the time for making resolutions - what will yours be and how will they impact the planet. Alex Pigot discusses his plans for 2019 and how they fit into the Sustainable Development Goals.
Aoife Kirk outlines her reasons for being a vegan and why she thinks you should follow suit.
What is systems thinking and what impact does it have on the myriad of issues currently facing the world?
An outlook on the importance of the finance sector becoming more involved in the Sustainable Development Goals.
The adoption and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 across the globe was a significant decision to promote parity and redefine development priorities through selected targets. These development goals aim to drive the transformative impact across all sectors of environmental sustainability, human development as well as the economic aspects. In its preamble on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, it articulates the scale and ambition of the universal agenda ...
Orla Carlin outlines the importance of exploring global outlooks and how it impacts on how we see the world.
This week's article comes from Daire O'Dowd. Daire is currently studying for her Master's in International Development from Kimmage Development Studies Centre/NUIM.
WEEE Pledge is a FREE battery recycling programme designed for schools.
After my four-month internship in Development Perspectives in 2018, I had the opportunity to attend a world conference on international negations about climate change between the COP23 (November 2017) and COP24 (December 2018) in Bonn (Germany). The principle of these negotiations is mainly to continue the work that has been started at previous conferences. The the negotiators need to work together on the implementation and the details on the Paris Agreement based on three main pillars : ...
As an individual how would you reflect upon the following? “Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow (United Nations, 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 www.irishgirlguides.ie/become-sdg-advocate/
Juliette, a French student in political science currently on an internship at Development Perspectives for 4 months. Interested in sustainable development, Juliette had the opportunity to attend the COP23 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Bonn last November. During this experience, she learned a lot about how each country acts against global warming and copes with the consequences of climate change by taking into account political, social, economic and environmental ...
“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 took place in Horažd’ovice (yes, every time I google and copy/paste it) in the Czech Republic in November 2017.
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 of power and privilege, and how it creates and maintains particular sets of norms and conventions which sustain unequal access to social capital and resources. Under guidance from Bobby and Stephanie, the conversation developed ...
On Wednesday 4th October 2017, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign presented the Irish Government with over 23,000 signatures to a petition demanding an end to bilateral arms trade between Israel and Ireland.
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.
“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 illuminate a sense of hope and optimism. Perhaps an Indian summer is nigh!
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 week. I eat mainly vegetarian food and occasionally fish and chicken, so I presumed I would have little or no problem cutting out the additional extras.
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 are made of rats, snails and puppy dog tails’. It’s probably another safe assumption to make that the little versions of ourselves never really questioned the societal norms the rhyme imposes. Or maybe we did? If so … Go us!!