Saturday, August 19, 2017
|UNIDEV - Bridging the gap between theory and practice was a 3 year project, 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 foresaw a number of activities which included, inter alia, the organisation of open lectures in all three countries, the implementation of 2 summer schools in Ireland, and the dissemination of a great number of resources (policy papers, academic research, toolkits, etc) – all of which can be found here.
||The project aimed at increasing the awareness and understanding of young people in partner countries about poverty and the MDG agenda in order to stimulate debate and action in support of fairer relations between the Global North and the Global South. More specifically, UNIDEV aimed 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.