Development Education in Ireland – Challenges and Opportunities for the future

This report was commissioned by the Dóchas Development Education Action Group to obtain an overview of the provision of development education in Ireland (North and South) based on 253 groups active on these issues in Ireland.

Development Education in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future authored by Michael Kenny of NUI Maynooth and Siobhan O’Malley of Galway Rural Development was published during the early years of the internationally agreed seven Millennium Development Goals and sought to identify gaps, needs and opportunities in the sector for planning strategic interventions. Among its recommendations was that the sector should take a leading role in developing a strategic plan that would ‘propose a vision that will unify and or sectionalise the development education sector.’ The formative discussions that arose from the ‘Kenny Report’ led to the establishment of the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA), just one year after its publication.

Source: Development Education Action Group (DEAG), Dóchas

Year: 2002

Courtesy of Susan Gallwey and the Irish Development Education Association

Produced by: Just Forests

Format: rescued wood sample

Year: 1987

Courtesy of Tom Roche