Development Perspectives

Ireland | Development Perspectives
Contacts | |  | Phone: +353 419 801 005
Contact Person  | Paul Crewe – | Phone: +353 858252744

Development Perspectives is a Development Education NGO and registered charity (No. 18555) based in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland and is part of a national and global network of curious, critical thinkers and development practitioners working for social justice.

The team is made up of a network of highly skilled and talented individuals with a background in both the formal and non-formal sectors. Together we combine our different talents, interests and perspectives to create a creative team of development workers who are not afraid to ‘think outside the box’ or challenge accepted norms.

Our vision of the world is one where people live in peace with each other, in harmony with nature, free from the shackles of hunger and poverty and who are willing to work and co-operate with each other to bring about an equitable, just and sustainable world.

Our mission is to contribute to lessening poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship.

Our latest strategic plan runs from 2016-2018. In this strategy, we have identified the following goals:

  1. Citizens in Ireland have an increased knowledge and understanding of and deeper engagement with Global Justice issues.
  2. Empowered and skilled citizens in Ireland and Tanzania are actively involved in tackling poverty, inequality and climate change.
  3. Increased recognition of the importance and relevance of Development Education in contributing to a more equitable, just and sustainable world.
  4. Build sustainable partnerships locally and internationally to broaden engagement and expand Development Perspectives’ impact.
  5. Strengthen the organisational capacity of Development Perspectives to ensure sustainability, effectiveness, transparency and accountability

Since DP’s foundation in 2006, Insight has been the flagship programme of the organization. This eight month project involving three phases brings participants from Ireland together with participants from a partner country to examine development issues (such as poverty, inequality, climate change) in a variety of local and global contexts using transformational education approaches. Phase 2 of the project involves an overseas visit to the country of the partner organization. This phase includes study visits, workcamps, educational workshops and community development work. In phase 3, participants use their learning experience to engage with members of the public in Ireland through exhibitions, workshops, theatre performances, sport and many other tools which reflect the skills of each individual participant. In 2018, the project will now be known as the SDG Advocate programme and will seek to highlight and examine the Sustainable Development Goals while keepina similar educational structure to the programme.

The #SDGchallenge is a development education project which aims to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and motivation to take informed action to contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The are a variety of ways that people can participate in this project. Every month a new SDG is examined and focused upon. Each month there are info packs which include statistics, blogs, articles, videos and actions related to the goals; and workshops throughout Ireland which explore topics related to the goal. There are also regular online discussions on social media platforms and competitions which help to promote the SDGs such as short film competitions.