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.

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 2019

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

Launch of new tool mapping the SDGs in the Irish Youth Sector

We have developed this online resource (phase 1), to map current Development Education and SDG focused youth work across the country.

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.

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates announced by Tánaiste

At  the UN Climate Action Summit world leaders must  listen to the voice of youth and take action, that was the message from Valery Molay and Jack O’Connor, Ireland’s official delegation to the United Nations for the UN General Assembly in New York starting September 23rd 2019.

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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GAMING IN YOUTH WORK – ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE IN CLIMATE ACTION AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION

GAMING IN YOUTH WORK

This innovative and exciting new programme will enable youth workers to use games to strengthen their practice while focussing on climate, environmental and development issues.

This Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme will be provided for FREE and includes the 5-credit ‘Games and Youth Engagement’ module from the ‘Masters in Youth Work with Games and Digital Media’ by the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION RESOURCES

Launch of new tool mapping the SDGs in the Irish Youth Sector

We have developed this online resource (phase 1), to map current Development Education and SDG focused youth work across the country.

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.

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates announced by Tánaiste

At  the UN Climate Action Summit world leaders must  listen to the voice of youth and take action, that was the message from Valery Molay and Jack O’Connor, Ireland’s official delegation to the United Nations for the UN General Assembly in New York starting September 23rd 2019.

DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

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 […]

Generation For Change UN Youth Delegates Report

A Generation for Change: Spotlight Report on Young People, the Sustainable Development Goals and Ireland is a report by Ireland’s UN youth Delegates that details issues […]

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