80:20 Development in an Unequal World
Designed for use in education, 80:20 is widely used internationally by teachers, youth and community educators, senior school students, university students and NGO personnel. The resource provides an introductory overview of key issues and challenges in development and related areas. It is available to buy but there are also useful downloadable free extracts including facts at a glance, the balance sheet of human development, the case for and against aid and suggestions on how to take action.
Amnesty International Ireland
Amnesty International Ireland is the country’s largest human rights organisation with over 15,000 members and supporters who are part of a global movement of more than 3.2 million people working in more than 150 countries around the world. Amnesty's sole concern is the protection of the fundamental human rights guaranteed to each one of us by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Children in Crossfire
Children in Crossfire aims to improve children’s healthcare by supporting organisations to train medical staff and provide equipment, treatment, and food. They focus on early diagnosis and rehabilitation for children with disabilities.Working with local organisations, they train teachers and provide educational equipment so that all children, including those with disabilities, can go to school. They aim to ensure the rights of children are protected, by supporting organisations to train professional people like teachers, doctors, lawyers, and police; the media and local communities on child rights.
Christian Aid is a development organisation that has a vision to end poverty and inequality in the world. The organisation focuses its work in Africa , the Middle East and South America, tackling the root causes and effects of poverty. Their website has a ‘Teachers’ section which contains resources and active learning methods that can be used in any education settling including school and youth centres to introduce teenagers to global issues.
Website containing a broad range of materials exploring a variety of development issues and topics such as genocide or fair trade etc. Website users can search for items by topic, media type and intended audience. The aim of the 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.
Fairtrade is a non-profit organisation that promotes better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. The internationally recognised FAIRTRADE Mark is given to products which comply with the standards of Fairtrade. Fairtrade Ireland organises events and campaigns to promote Fairtrade in Irish communities. The organisation also provides information on how to become a Fairtrade Town or School.
GoVerb is the former Dell Social Innovation Challenge and identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. GoVerb provides university students with world-class teaching and training, as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors. Since its launch, more than 15,000 students from 105 countries have proposed more than 4,500 ideas. More than $450,000 has been awarded to more than 50 student teams around the world.
The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)
The Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) is an association of organisations and individuals involved in the provision, promotion or advancement of development education throughout the island of Ireland. Their goal is to support and advance development education.
Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries. The Irish Aid programme's priority is to reduce poverty, inequality and exclusion in developing countries. Irish Aid works in cooperation with governments in other countries, other donors, NGOs and international organisations as part of the global effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. These targets, agreed by the UN, identify some of the main causes of extreme poverty in today’s world and underpin the poverty reduction policies and activities of Irish Aid.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The aim of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. They examine issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and how much leisure time they can take. The OECD's website contains a huge amount of statistical information on a variety of issues such as agriculture, education and health for individual countries.
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) works with partners in more than 40 countries across the world to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. They work with people of all faiths and none. The organisation's website has a very useful resource area for teachers complete with teachers notes, lesson plans, games, plays, sketches and more to support educators and youth workers in introducing world development issues to students.
Trocaire encourages the world’s citizens to become involved in the debate around global citizenship through development education. The group works on long-term development education projects overseas as well as local projects in Ireland. Their website provides information for teachers and educators, teens and children on campaign involvement and development resources.
WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS)
WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) is the national programme for Development Education at post-primary level in Ireland. Development Education provides a powerful vehicle through which we can better understand the world we live in, and take action to change it as informed global citizens. WWSG offers a comprehensive range of supports to enable schools to embed Development Education into their teaching and learning.