80:20 works in partnership with a consortium of non-governmental organisations including Aidlink, Concern Worldwide, Gorta-Self Help Africa, the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA), National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Trócaire to support a collaborative online project, developmenteducation.ie, focused on the unequal and unjust nature of the world today.
developmenteducation.ie offers resources to stimulate debate and discussion about the issues and challenges we face and which encourage us to make decisions about the type of world we need and want to create.
It is a place for primary and post primary teachers, youth workers, students, adult and community workers and those with an interest in development, sustainability and human rights.
It is a place to learn about and explore:
- The basic shape of our unequal world
- International development and underdevelopment
- Human rights (and human wrongs)
- (in)Justice and (in)equality issues
- Race and interculturalism
- Views and perspectives on a variety of development issues including poverty, exclusion, women’s rights, HIV and AIDS, discrimination, aid, etc.
- Development and human rights education
It is a place to find ideas, tools and materials for exploring controversial and contested issues such as human development, sustainability, fair trade, women’s rights etc. with stimulus resources, statistics, debates, viewpoints and values enquiry. It includes:
- A searchable online resource library
- Downloadable themed issue guides, development data, cartoons and photographs
- Blogs and opinion pieces from teachers, activists, development workers, students and educators
- Photo stories, Top 10s, resource reviews,
- A stories of change action research hub with project case studies (in conjunction with IDEA)
- Teacher and educator guides
- Campaign ideas and action projects
- Details on resource centres in Ireland
We conduct an ongoing programme of monitoring and evaluation activities via surveys, review user groups and consultation session etc. to integrate user needs and demands into the project as it unfolds. For more, visit developmenteducation.ie/about
The Consortium partnership is driven by the following supporting organisations:
Disclaimer: developmenteducation.ie is part-funded by Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development. The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Irish Aid.