Re-thinking International Development Communications

Author: Dr Eilish Dillon, MU Dept. of International Development. Over the past few weeks of COVID-19 lockdown, I’ve seen more international development NGO (IDNGO) fundraising ads on TV with sick or vulnerable children in them than I have in many years. Maybe it’s just that I’ve been watching more television or maybe IDNGO communication standardsContinue reading “Re-thinking International Development Communications”

The Tricky Challenge of Translating Education and Activism into Social Change

Author: Stephen McCloskey, Director, Centre for Global Education, Belfast. October ‘revolution’ in Lebanon Last October, a wave of anti-austerity protests erupted across Lebanon following tax hikes imposed by an unpopular government on an angry population at the end of its tether.  The final straw was a proposed levy on Whatsapp, a popular and free formContinue reading “The Tricky Challenge of Translating Education and Activism into Social Change”

Global hypocrisies and glass ceilings: Aid, migration and remittances

Author: Dr Niamh Gaynor, Associate Professor, Dublin City University For decades Ireland has rightly prided itself on its generosity and support to people living in poor and precarious circumstances in the global South.  Whether it comes in the form of charitable donations, or in the form of support for Irish Aid’s programmes overseas, Ireland hasContinue reading “Global hypocrisies and glass ceilings: Aid, migration and remittances”

Why Words Matter – Let’s Think About the Words We Use in Development Speak

Author: Dr Eilish Dillon, MU Dept. of International Development. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about why words matter. It matters what we say and what we leave out, why we use one term or phrase and not another, and the labels and names we attach to things and people. Though most agree with this,Continue reading “Why Words Matter – Let’s Think About the Words We Use in Development Speak”

Generation Global Citizen

Author: Niamh Rooney, MU Dept. of International Development. The climate crisis has become the most urgent concern of our time, justifiably so, if a little late considering that the alarm was raised decades ago. Activists such as Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion have recently been dominating the media with their pleas for support and action.Continue reading “Generation Global Citizen”

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