Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Programme

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Development Perspectives is currently recruiting for its 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.

The eight-month educational course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, gain practical action-orientated experience and discover best practices in creating social change in both Ireland and Vietnam/Tanzania.


They are looking for adult educators, community leaders and global thinkers to apply for the chance to take part before the closing date of February 25th.

The chosen participants will travel to Vietnam or Tanzania for 2 weeks during summer 2020.

The work/study visit affords an invaluable chance to experience first-hand perspectives and challenges that people face in a different global context.


The training is part of a wider programme called ‘Saolta’, a new Development Education strategic partnership programme for the Adult and Community Education sector in Ireland.

Saolta, an Irish word that translates to ‘Worldly Wise’, will explore a variety of global issues with stakeholders from the Adult and Community Education sector along with encouraging action across Irish society. Issues such as poverty, inequality and climate change will feature strongly as areas of exploration.


The consortium, supported by Irish Aid consists of Development Perspectives, AONTAS, Concern Worldwide, Irish Rural Link and the Adult and Community Education Dept of Maynooth University.

Bobby McCormack, Co-founder and Director of Development Perspectives, says: “The SDG Advocate programme 2020 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?

To apply for the SDG Advocate programme or for further information about the work of Development Perspectives, please visit their website – CLICK HERE

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