Decolonising Development Education Workshop

You are invited to Decolonising Development Education workshop.

DATES: Tuesday, 31 May and Tuesday, 30 August
LOCATION: Dublin (in-person)

We hope to see you there!

Comhlámh is delighted to be collaborating with IDEA and WorldWise Global Schools on a 2-part ‘Decolonising Development Education’ training this summer. The 2-part training workshop is an invitation to explore colonialism’s visible (and not so visible) imprints on our development education thinking and practice, what decolonial approaches look like/feel like and how might they strengthen our efforts towards a truly transformative education. The training is open to development education/ GCE practitioners and will be facilitated by Sive Bresnihan (Comhlámh) and Lizzy Noone (WorldWise Global Schools). It will take place over two days in-person – Tuesday 31 May and Tuesday 30 August. There will be an invitation to carry out a task in between the sessions and engage in some reflection with another training participant. You can find out more about the training here.


The fee for members of IDEA/Comhlámh is €60.00

The fee for non-members of IDEA/Comhlámh is €100.00

Register above or contact Elaine@ideaonline if you have any queries



Sive Bresnihan is part of Comhlámh’s training and education team and with a background in drama & theatre studies, international development and adult education. Her interest in and commitment to decolonial approaches for Global Citizenship Education was seeded back in 2018 when she participated in Bridge 47’s year-long “Transformative Learning Journey”. Sive has a growing interest in body-based practices (“somatics”) and how this field can be mobilized in support of transformative learning and, ultimately, more justice. 

Lizzy Noone has been working with schools on Global Citizenship Education and campaigning for 24 years. She has worked for WorldWise Global Schools for 9 years working with schools to have a whole school approach to global justice and equality.

She worked with Concern for 15 years previous to this, working on three EU funded projects including stop Child Labour. She has worked with Concern Debates and the Concern Campaign Academy that engaged students in GCE and campaigns. She represented Ireland on the European Development Education Forum for four years, and was an active member of the steering group of the Global Campaign for Education and Stop Climate Chaos for many years. She did the Transformative Learning Journey 2 with Bridge 47. She is a strong believer in degrowth and decolonisation.