Liam has spent ten years engaging with the public and students on development issues in Concern’s Public Affairs directorate, and has most recently been bringing debating as an educational tool to schools as part of the Active Citizenship department.
Paul Hanrahan is a Tralee businessman who served for a number of years on the Board of KADE. His work as Chairman of that Board brought him into contact with Mme Mannete Ramailli, Ambassador to Ireland from the Kingdom of Lesotho. This meeting led to the foundation of Action Lesotho.
Alan Hayes lives in Dublin with his wife Claire & 4 month young daughter, Ruby Mae. He has been taking leadership roles in Youth Work since 1995 and for the past seven years he has combined both Youth Work & Development Education while working for the National Youth Council of Ireland as a trainer.
Mags Liddy is a graduate of University of Limerick with a degree in Politics and Sociology, and Masters in Equality Studies from UCD. Since 2009, she now runs her own research consultancy for the social and education sector, called Gentian Research.
Elaine spent the last four years working at the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), on both the Intercultural and Development Education programmes. Before her role at NYCI, Elaine worked on human rights and the role of civil society in Sudan with the European Commission.
Bobby Mc Cormack has been directly involved in Development Education since 2006 and before that was involved in non formal learning at home and abroad for 7 years. He is the co‐founder and Director of Development Perspectives, which is a Development NGO based in Ireland.
Colm Regan has been involved directly in development and human rights education for over 35 years and has worked in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK, Zambia, Australia, Rwanda, Brazil, Vietnam and Malta. Until March 2011, Colm was Co-ordinator on Irish NGO 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World from which he retired.
Hans Zomer is Director of Dóchas, the Irish national platform of Development NGOs. Through Dóchas, Irish NGOs work together to improve the impact of their work, and to apply their collective experiences to inform government policy and practice.