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What We Do

Our work explores, examines and acts upon a range of issues and challenges that face our world. In order for this to work effectively, we use participatory and interactive learning methods to ensure the greatest impact for participants of our programmes.

"Irish Aid defines Global Citizenship Education (GCE) as a lifelong educational process, which aims to increase public awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, inter-dependent and unequal world in which we live. By challenging stereotypes and encouraging independent thinking, GCE helps people to critically explore how global justice issues interlink with their everyday lives and how they can act to build a better world. This is particularly important in an increasingly globalised world faced with immense challenges, such as the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, climate change, entrenched poverty and growing inequality, as well as misinformation-fuelled radicalisation. "

-Irish Aid

Development Perspectives’ mission is to contribute to lessening poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship.

Building on the learning of past experiences, we are excited and ready for the next stage of our development. In order to have the greatest impact, we focus on developing the ‘whole’ person who is aware of the interdependent nature of life and is propelled to act as a global citizen working for the good of all.

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Annual Report 2022

Five goals were identified in Development Perspectives strategic plan 2019 – 2023.

  1. To have informed, active and inclusive citizenry that is tackling the root causes of poverty, inequality and climate change.

  2. To recognise the importance and relevance of Global Citizenship Education in contributing to a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

  3. Organisational scale, capacity and income (Governance / Financial / Human Resources) is increased and deepened.

  4. To work collaboratively with a diverse set of partners (Locally / Nationally / Internationally) that share our vision in order to maximise reach, impact and influence .

  5. DP will maximise the impact of its work in Ireland and internationally through ongoing reflection, evaluation, learning and innovation.

Development Perspectives supports Irish citizens in accessing quality learning opportunities with multi-facetted educational approaches in the Development Arena. The aim and role of Global Citizenship Education practitioners is to facilitate robust, accessible and engaging opportunities for the public to learn and act as global citizens. Calling on governments to address the structural causes of global poverty, inequality and climate change is now more urgent than ever!

SDG Champions 2023


We're delighted to have had our work recognised with several esteemed awards.

In 2023 we were the recipents of two awards - the Drogheda Mayoral Award, an award for outstanding service to the Drogheda community and the Environmental and Biodiversity in the Drogheda and District Chamber Awards.

We received an AONTAS STAR Award in 2022 in the Social Inclusion category for our project Amplifying Voices.

In the 2017 Dóchas Awards, our #SDGchallenge was awarded the SDG Champion Award, an award which honours an organisation that has done outstanding work around the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the same ceremony, our director Bobby McCormack received the Global Citizen Award, which celebrates an outstanding individual who inspires and empowers others in their quest for a better world.

In 2018 we were also delighted to be shortlisted in the first ever United Nations SDG Action Awards again with our #SDGchallenge project in the category ‘Communicator’. The awards recognize the most outstanding and innovative efforts to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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