Posts tagged ‘Global Development’
A short introduction on why 2015 may well be one of the most important years for a long while.
Not surprising, but interesting nevertheless: Development Practice students care about global issues
Results of a mini survey among students in Dublin, contrasted with an earlier opinion poll in Ireland, measuring attitudes towards development cooperation.
One of the great untold stories is that the world has witnessed greater absolute improvements in health, wealth, and education in the past decade than in any comparable period in human history. It may not look like that, as too often media and NGO reports highlight the many problems in developing countries, but the overall story of “global development” is a positive one.
One of the major events taking place during the 2013 Irish EU Presidency was a high level international meeting on urban poverty. Many Dóchas members supported this meeting in the realisation that urbanisation is posing major challenges for everyone interested in sustainable development.
An anthology of articles on the Iron Lady’s influence on global development.
– Including some surprising meetings with Mugabe, dancing with Kaunda, tracer bullets in Mozambique and meetings with Nigeria’s military dictator.
Also includes a long-forgotten speech on climate change.
Why we will spend the next two weeks exploring how Design and Global Development interact.
Why cities, and the communities of poor people living in the rapidly growing urban centres of the world, are going to be crucial in the fight against poverty.
(and why we in Dóchas are involved in the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty)