Become one of Ireland's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates for 2020

Closing date for Applications - 25th February 2020.

Are you a change maker in your community? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge? Do you want to join Ireland’s network of active citizens and create long lasting change within your community?

Applications for our 2020 Training are NOW OPEN!.

The SDG Advocate Training will offer 26 active citizens an opportunity to become one of Ireland’s SDG Advocates through this innovative project. This training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland.

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Our Training Model

Phase 1

The first phase involves two full weekends, including an overnight residential. The emphasis is on critical analysis, discussion and understanding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and our role as active citizens. Each Advocate will start to the process of designing an action project that they can implement in their own communities connected to achieving the SDG’s by 2030.

Phase 2

The overseas phase takes place in Tanzania and Vietnam during June/July. The SDG Advocates spend two weeks working and studying alongside local partner organisations abroad; sharing ideas, perspectives and design of sustainable models of community-based projects. Experiential learning forms the bedrock of the 2nd phase. Irish Participants have an opportunity to learn from the immersion phase and connect their SDG project with other initiatives that are happening at a global level.

Phase 3

The final phase comprises of two weekends including a residential with an emphasis on implementing the Advocates SDG action initiatives. Mentoring support will be provided and an opportunity to showcase each project during an “Exhibition of Experience” hosted in October. The Irish team will be joined by 4 representatives from Vietnam and Tanzania as part of a reciprocal visit

Meet The Advocates of 2019

Emily Symes

Katie Lynch

Raymond Muwaniri

Michaeline Donnelly

Fabiana Mantovani

Sarah Symes

Jennifer Arthur

Catherine O'Donoghue

Karen Kelly

Sharon Kennedy

Maeve O'Gorman

Meet The Advocates of 2018

Heather Griffin

Patrick Mulvihill

Aileen Maughan

Maria Connolly

Cathal O'Hagan

David Donnelly

Thomas Noone

Aileen Devaney

Deirdre Casey

Emer Mulligan

Adeleh Mohammadi

Ciara Ellen Wallace

Seána Carty

Cian McKenna

Bebi Licky

David McGovern

Ailís Gavin

Lisa O'Rourke

Michelle Jackson

Meet The Advocates of 2017

Amy McAuley

Leah Murphy

Orla Breslin

Nicole Chatham

Brian O'Connor

Vanessa Mulhall

Anna Delaney

Maria Dempsey

Rachel Hanerty

Ava McCann

Fiona Higgins

Shane Burke

Eamon Moloney

Grainne O'Callaghan

Shane Walsh