World Development

Habitat for Humanity Ireland

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is an international non-profit organisation that aims to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes and by making decent housing a matter of conscience and action. Throughout our work in Ireland and around the world we contribute significantly to the achievement of the MDGs

on a daily basis.


Haven is an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO), strongly committed to empowering the people of Haiti to build sustainable livelihoods and to live free from poverty.

Launched in 2008, Haven works solely in Haiti, focusing on three core development areas: water and sanitation, training and education, and shelter. Haven’s community development programmes and training courses promote improved health, create employment and enterprise, strengthen education, and eradicate poverty in what remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)

IDEA is an association of organisations and individuals involved in the provision, promotion or advancement of development education throughout the island of Ireland.

We have a vision of development education which is strong, credible and vibrant and impacts on all sectors of Irish society.

The Irish Development Education Association Mission is to:

Irish Red Cross Society

The Irish Red Cross Society is a non-profit organisation, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Part of the world-wide International Federation Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies, it provides services not only to people in Ireland but in many other areas of the world.

The Irish Red Cross Society provides effective assistance for all those in need at home and abroad, with 13,000 young and adult volunteers working regularly in their communities and ready to respond to any local, national, or international disaster.

Just Forests

Just Forests is a voluntary organisation founded in September 1989, in response to concern about global deforestation and wood wastage. Just Forests supports the concept of sustainable development and the wise use of natural resources - in particular wood.

Kimmage Development Studies Centre

For 40 years, Kimmage DSC has facilitated education and training for development practitioners working in a range of occupations from over 65 countries. We have a strong reputation in development studies in Ireland and abroad and offer an inter-cultural and experience-based learning environment. The ethos of Kimmage DSC is embodied in a teaching approach based on participatory learning and critical thinking which seeks to empower course participants with the skills and knowledge essential for development work today.

Our Vision and Mission

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a leading non-governmental organisation for emergency medical aid.

We provide independent medical relief to victims of war, disasters and epidemics in over 80 countries around the world. We strive to provide assistance to those who need it most, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or political affiliation.

In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mellon Educate

Mellon Educate is an Irish-based African development charity founded by developer & philanthropist Niall Mellon. Since 2002 the charity, thanks to the enormous collective effort of some 25,000 volunteers, has built houses for 125,000 homeless people in Africa’s poorest townships. This was only possible because ordinary people took selfless action to do something truly extraordinary, lend a helping hand on our annual “building blitz” in South Africa.

Misean Cara

Misean Cara is an Irish organisation that provides funding and support for the international development work of missionary organisations.

The mission of misean cara is to work for a radically different world order through:

  • poverty eradication
  • the sustainable use of resources and
  • the promotion of just and peaceful relationships among peoples
  • by supporting the development work of Irish missionary organisations and their partners.

Nurture Africa

Why does Nurture Africa exist?

To nurture the mental, physical and emotional growth and well being of Ugandan HIV/AIDS infected and affected orphans and vulnerable children, as their HIV+ parents/guardians.

How does Nurture Africa help?

By providing access to quality healthcare (Primary healthcare and specialist HIV treatment and care), education and sustainable livelihoods projects whilst mainstreaming child welfare and gender equality through all of our activities.