Development Education

ABOUT THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Promoting Development Education and the SDGs in the youth work sector

The National Youth Development Education Programme “Youth 2030” is a partnership between the National Youth Council of Ireland and Irish Aid.

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is working in consortia with Concern Worldwide, Maynooth University, and Trócaire to deliver Development Education in the Youth Sector. This Programme will run from December 2018 until December 2021 for the capacity development of the youth sector in the area of Development Education.

THE YOUTH 2030 PROGRAMME GOALS

Young people take informed action and are empowered to analyse and challenge the root causes and consequences of global hunger, poverty, inequality, injustice, and climate change

Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Maximising coordination and increasing the number and spread of young people in youth organisations engaging in quality Development Education and
  • Supporting the delivery of coordinated, quality training to the youth workforce at local and national levels, strengthen their capacity to integrate Development Education into youth work practice.
  • Young people develop critical understanding and take informed action that contributes to tackling poverty locally and globally, promotes global development and justice, and mobilise support for Ireland’s domestic and international efforts to reach the SDGs.
  • Development Education methodologies and global issues are integrated into formal and non-formal curricula, programmes and activities in the Youth sector.
  • There is an enabling policy environment which stimulates, responds to, and addresses the needs of young people.

NUI CERTIFICATE IN GLOBAL YOUTH WORK AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION

The new NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education is a Level 8, Special Purpose award delivered by the National Youth Council of Ireland in partnership with the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Aimed at those working in the youth sector, this course will be of interest to anyone looking to develop knowledge, skills and competence in the areas of global youth work and development education practice in youth settings.

WHAT IS CLIMATE JUSTICE?

Climate Change will affect people and places in different ways. This will bring about challenges and inequalities between and within countries and communities.

Climate change will affect and possibly lead to conflict between current and future generations. Climate change therefore will bring about injustice.

We have an opportunity now to do something about this and YOU can be a change maker – personally, locally, nationally, and globally.

What is climate justice?

Climate Justice recognises that those who are least responsible for climate change suffer its gravest consequences.

ONE WORLD WEEK

One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.

During One World Week young people learn about local and global justice issues and are empowered to take action to bring about positive change. Young people and those who work with young people from all over the country undertake activities from the education pack.

Some organise public events, quizzes and debates, invite guest speakers or have intercultural evenings. Many groups publicly display the work they have done in preparation for One World Week, or lead other people in doing a public action.

ONE WORLD WEEK

One World Week 2019

One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.

During One World Week young people learn about local and global justice issues and are empowered to take action to bring about positive change. Young people and those who work with young people from all over the country undertake activities from the education pack.

Some organise public events, quizzes and debates, invite guest speakers or have intercultural evenings. Many groups publicly display the work they have done in preparation for One World Week, or lead other people in doing a public action.

Map of Development Education in Youth Work

We have developed this online resource (phase 1), to map current Development Education and SDG focused youth work across the country. This is not an evaluation of current work underway but a tool to begin to identify some of the Development Education activity across the youth sector.

We see Development Education in Youth Work as a way to engage young people in critical conversations, in asking questions, in being self-reflective and asking, ‘who am I?’ in relation to global social change. This mapping project is a collaborative project, which will grow as your youth work and Development Education practice is built on, developed and shared.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

World Leaders have committed to 17 Goals for people and planet called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals.

They did this, setting out to achieve 3 key things: End extreme poverty | Fight inequality and injustice | Fix climate change

The Sustainable Development Goals, if successfully adopted and worked at by each country, could achieve these 3 things, so no one gets left behind.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

World Leaders have committed to 17 Goals for people and planet called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals.

They did this, setting out to achieve 3 key things: End extreme poverty | Fight inequality and injustice | Fix climate change

The Sustainable Development Goals, if successfully adopted and worked at by each country, could achieve these 3 things, so no one gets left behind.

DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION NEWS

€500,000 Youth Climate Justice Fund open

A new fund to support youth-led action and innovation on Climate Justice at community, regional and national level is now accepting applications. The Youth Climate Justice […]

The Nairobi Summit

The  National Youth Council Ireland’s Youth 2030 Development Education team recognised the invitation to the Nairobi Summit on the 12-14th November 2019, as a unique opportunity to […]

NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education

We are delighted to announce our new NUI Certificate in Global Youth Work and Development Education is now open for applications.

DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION TRAINING

Development Education training is available to both paid and voluntary staff working with young people in a non-formal setting. NYCI can provide tailor made training to your organisation. NYCI’s Development Education training is designed for youth work practitioners, including youth workers, leaders and students, development educators, peer educators and youth work trainers.

NYCI’s vision for Development Education training within the youth sector is one where youth work practitioners are given the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver quality development education, inspiring the young people with whom they work to act for a more just and equal world.

Trainings are interactive and designed to provide you with knowledge and information about the topic as well as practical skills to deliver quality Development Education opportunities in your Youth Club or organisation.

If you are interested in development education/global justice training, contact NYCI to discuss how we can tailor make a training to suit your specific needs.

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DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION RESOURCES

Interactive map: Development Education and the SDGs in the Irish Youth Sector

We have developed this online resource to support young asylum seekers and refugees to take part in youth groups and youth work activities in their area.

DE: Performance Measurement Framework and Strategy

Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017 – 2023 New DE Strategy: Read HERE New Performance Measurement Framework: Read HERE The Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017-2023 was launched by the […]

Citizen’s Assembly: How can the State make Ireland a leader in tackling Climate Change

Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change On September 30th 2017, 100 citizens in Ireland will come together to deliberate on what to recommend to the Irish government […]

DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Climate Revolution: One World Week development education and global citizenship education resource pack

Young people across the planet have become instrumental and a leading voice in taking action against Climate Change and for Climate Justice.

NYCI Annual Review 2018

We’re very proud of what we achieved for the youth sector in 2018. With our members we’ve worked hard to make sure youth work is recognised […]

Activism, the SDGs and Youth

Welcome to the latest NYCI Resource for Global Educators, Youth Workers, Development Education practitioners, trainers, activists, changemakers of all shapes and sizes but in particular those […]

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