The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are coming to a town near you – and they’re pedal powered!
Development Perspectives (DP) representing the strategic consortium Saolta will embark on an SDG Road Show running from the 21st of June until the 25th of June. The tour will consist of two team members, CEO Bobby McCormack and Project Officer Nick Doran, setting off from opposite sides of the country visiting towns and communities along the way while highlighting the importance and relevance of the Global Goals to localities around Ireland. The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of global commitments to end poverty, protect the planet and promote peace, justice and equality by 2030. Ireland played a unique and central role in the process which led to the agreement of these 17 goals which were signed up to by 193 UN member states. Along with these member states were over 8 million NGOs, civil society organisations and the private sector organisations which helped to develop, and subscribed to these ambitious targets.
This takes us to the bike tour: Development Perspectives believes that in order for these goals to be successful the public need to be aware of and crucially involved and active in realising them. Throughout the bike tour, outdoor trainings will be facilitated, introducing the Global Goals to communities at each stop. These workshops will be based around participatory, experiential learning methods and will explore the relevance of the Goals to local communities, why they are important, and what is their impact, both locally and globally.
DP CEO Bobby McCormack will set off from Drogheda with a cargo bike full of exciting workshop resources and visit towns across the East coast. At the same time, Project Officer, Nick Doran will set off from Sligo and tour the West Coast. Throughout the Road Show, our intrepid SDG cyclists will deliver workshops in the likes of Navan, Athenry, Tullamore, while, midway, coming together in Moate the home of Saolta partner Irish Rural Link.
“ This bike tour has presented the perfect opportunity to convert some of the challenges presented by COVID19 into opportunities. An opportunity to be creative, an opportunity to engage Irish communities and an opportunity for change.’” - DP CEO Bobby McCormack.
For a full outline of tour dates or to register for one of these workshops please visit: https://sdgroadshow.eventbrite.ie/
Please note, all workshops will have limited numbers and will follow current HSE guidelines.