About DevelopmentEducation.ie

developmenteducation.ie is an online resource focused on the unequal and unjust nature 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, students, adult and community workers 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 consortium

The project is overseen by a committee representing a broad range of interests and organisation; the consortium is responsible for the governance, strategic oversight and financing of the website. The following organisations make up the developmenteducation.ie consortium:

Current consortium members:

  • Anne Cleary, Aidlink
  • Tony Daly – project manager, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World
  • Michael Doorly – chairperson, Concern Worldwide
  • Valerie Duffy, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)
  • Frank Geary, the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)
  • Dorothy Jacob, Self Help Africa
  • Jen Murphy, Trócaire

For more on our governance, click here.


    • Irish Aid                                                                                                          developmenteducation.ie is part-funded by Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development. The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Irish Aid.