Development Education

This symposium on Development Education and Global Justice Issues was held in conjunction with CDYSB and Irish Aid and focused on how youth workers can mainstream global justice issues into their practice. The event provided an engaging discussion into the objectives of youth work particularly those that connect to social change, active citizenship and developing social analysis. 
Speakers at this event included:

Bobby McCormack, Development Perspectives

Bobby provided a challenging input on the difficulties in bringing about real social and organisational change in youth work and how this presents difficulties for development education.

Alan Hayes, JEDI Training

Alan talked in specific terms about how development education can integrate with clubs work, juvenile justice work, and other specific areas of youth work and how this integrates into the actual lives and experiences of young people in youth projects in Clare, Galway, Kerry and Dublin.

Jessica Carson Arts Participation and Development Programme, CIT Crawford College & Design

Jessica talked about creative methods to nurture competencies and values of young global citizens and how this overlaps with the competencies that youth workers strive to develop with young people.


Valerie Duffy NYCI Development Education Programme Coordinator

Valerie gave an input on the role that NYCI seeks to play in leading an ongoing discussion within the sector on improving the integration of development education into mainstream youth work.