Development Education in Theory and Practice

UNIDEV - Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice is a three-year project (2013-2016)

funded by the European Commission and implemented by the NGO Support Centre in Cyprus,

the Pontis Foundation in Slovakia and Kimmage Development Studies Centre in Ireland.

The project aims at increasing the awareness and understanding of young people in partner

countries about poverty and the MDG (Millenium Development Goals) agenda in order to

stimulate debate and action in support of fairer relations between the Global North and the

Global South. More specifically, UNIDEV aims at stimulating greater levels of theoretical and

practical teaching, learning and knowledge about the MDG agenda and post-2015 to

academics and students in the three countries, and fostering cross-sector and professional

debate about global justice and poverty between academics in partner countries and NGOs in

Sub-Saharan Africa.

As part of the project, the partners have produced this publication in order to provide a new

teaching resource for academics and educators in Development Education and related


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