DevelopmentEducation.ie is an online resource focused on the unequal and unjust shape of the world today.

It offers resources to stimulate debate and discussion about the issues and challenges we face and which encourage us to make decisions about the type of world we need and want to create.

It is a place for primary and post primary teachers, youth workers, adult and community educators and those with an interest in development, sustainability and human rights.

It is a place to learn about and explore:

  • The basic shape of our (unequal 80:20) world
  • International development and underdevelopment
  • Human rights (and human wrongs)
  • (in)Justice and (in)equality issues
  • Race and interculturalism
  • Views and perspectives on a variety of development issues including poverty, exclusion, women’s rights, HIV and AIDS, discrimination, aid, etc.
  • Development and human rights education

It is a place to find ideas, tools and materials for exploring controversial and contested issues such as human development, sustainability, fair trade, women’s rights etc. with stimulus resources, statistics, debates, viewpoints and values enquiry. It includes:

  • A searchable online resource library
  • Downloadable themed issue guides, development data, cartoons and photographs
  • Blogs and opinion pieces from teachers, activists, development workers, students and educators
  • Photo stories, ‘Top 10s’, resource reviews,
  • An action hub with project case studies
  • Teacher and educator guides
  • Campaign ideas and action projects
  • Details on resource centres in Ireland

Meet the developmenteducation.ie Consortium

Consortium member organisations include:

The programme is overseen by a steering group representing a broad range of interests and organisations; the consortium is responsible for the governance, strategic oversight and financing of the programme. Members active on the developmenteducation.ie Steering Group include:

Anne Cleary, Aidlink
Mary Coogan, Trócaire
Tony Daly, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World
Valerie Duffy, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)
Elaine Mahon, the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)
Dorothy Jacob, Self Help Africa (Chairperson)
Lauren Wright, Concern Worldwide

In its day-to-day operations developmenteducation.ie is delivered by the lead agency 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, on behalf of the consortium.

For more on our governance, click here.

DevelopmentEducation.ie is part-funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Irish Aid is the Government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. 

Irish Aid also supports global citizenship and development education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues.

The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Irish Aid.