Get involved: Major Irish Aid strategy review


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UPDATE: the Formal Education Task Group will hold its first meeting on February 6th. If you would like to participate, please email

We've had a great response to our call for the development education sector to get involved in Irish Aid's strategy review - but we're keen to get even more organisations and individuals on board.

Irish Aid has asked the Global Education Network Europe (GENE) to conduct a peer review of its strategy. Here at IDEA, we are coordinating engagement of the development sector as well as participating in the Reference Group on the strategy. We're facilitating three task groups: one on formal education, one on the adult and community education sector and one on the youth sector, with each group considering successes, challenges, opportunities and strategic priorities for development education in their area, before bringing their recommendations to the the GENE team.

If you'd like to a chance to shape the future of development education, please email IDEA Director Frank Geary ( with your name, job title, organisation name and contact number. Each of the three groups will meet three times between now and April, before meeting the GENE evaluation team in April. A plenary consultation will be held in April for the entire development education sector to contribute to the review and the Irish Aid strategy.

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