Posts tagged ‘Development Education’
A quick word count analysis of Ireland’s new Development Policy.
2013 has been named the International Year of Quinoa. But as these articles demonstrate, there is a growing debate about whether the growing demand for this superfood is contributing to growing poverty in Bolivia and Peru. This article provides links to a large number of articles on the issue.
In a recent article, ‘Beyond Charity’, Martin Kirk, Head of Campaigns, Oxfam UK, summarised his thoughts on a lot of recent research and thinking on communicating development.
While he speaks to the UK’s experience, our sector is a global one and there is much in this polemical article to challenge us here in Ireland. This blog summarises his contribution to the debate.
A very good, and short, critique of commonly heard criticism of international development cooperation (or “overseas aid”)
As the debate about Kony 2012 has shown, people in the Aid sector often agree that “things are more complicated” than popular media discourse suggest.
That is of course true, but the real question then is: How DO you communicate the full complexity of “Development” and yet succeed in Engaging people?
An anthology of the reactions to the Stop Kony 2012 video
New reports from the World Bank and the UN show that, despite the bad news from the Horn of Africa, substantial progress is being made in the vast majority of developing countries.