Become A Sustainable Development Advocate for 2019

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SDG Advocacy Programme Details

SDG Advocate Programme

Development Perspectives are currently recruiting for our Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocate programme.
The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive changemakers. An 8-month training course will allow the advocates to:
  • deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals;
  • represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland.

Development Perspectives are looking for community activists, change makers and global thinkers to apply for the chance to take part by February 19th. The chosen participants will travel to Vietnam or Tanzania for 2 weeks during summer 2019. The work/study visit affords an invaluable chance to experience first-hand perspectives and challenges that people face in a different global context.

Award Winning Programme
This part-time educational programme and life-changing opportunity is one element of a larger project called the #SDGchallenge which was awarded the Dóchas 2017 SDG Champion Award, for outstanding work around the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The #SDGChallenge was also a finalist in the 2018 UN SDG Action Awards, designed to recognise outstanding achievements and innovative efforts to promote action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Bobby McCormack, Co-founder and Director of Development Perspectives, says: “The SDG Advocate programme 2019 offers an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience to the right candidates. The ultimate message is that irrespective of where you live, you can affect global change, through local actions. By bringing people together from very different living contexts, it provides an opportunity to understand each other’s perspective and strive for a more balanced and just world. Local and global communities need active citizens who are willing to contribute to a fairer, more just and sustainable world and taking part in the SDG Advocate programme is one way of playing your part.”Do you have what it takes to be one of this year’s Sustainable Development Goal Advocates or can you help us spread the word?

Apply

To apply for the SDG Advocate programme or for further information about the work of Development Perspectives, please visit their website – http://developmentperspectives.ie/SDGChallenge/advocate.html

“Be a global citizen. Act with passion and compassion. Help us make this world safer and more sustainable today and for the generations that will follow us. That is our moral responsibility.”

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