Research, Engagement & Capacity Hub (REACH)

At the Department of International Development we develop our research, engagement and capacity development work through the newly established Research, Engagement and Capacity Hub (REACH) at the Department. REACH enables us to build on our history of engaged research on development practice through our work at Kimmage DSC. It also builds on our history of working in partnership with others, in Ireland and in the countries of the global South. Actively engaging with the Irish development sector, as well as with networks and other academic institutions, offers us opportunities to enhance the quality, relevance and reach of our work at the Department. In addition, we continue to engage with development organisations in Ireland and around the world in providing capacity development and continuous professional development supports in areas related to international development.





which aims to connect theory and practice through integration of engaged research and education with the communities with whom we engage.  
The CHANGE MAKER series...
sets out to share this work, exploring some of its successes and challenges through conversations with the change makers we have had the pleasure of collaborating with globally. 

REAPS - Research, Engagement and Practice Seminars
From March to April 2022, academic staff of the Dept. of International Development collaborated with development practitioners and engaged researchers to co-host a series of 1-hour conversations reflecting on their work and the latest research from their discipline. The series showcases staff research interests, stimulates increased external collaboration and draws attention to important emergent research themes in International Development. 
Throughout the series, staff members of the Department of International Development present their background in the field of international development, their personal research work and interests, and discuss new emergent themes in the discipline.  They are joined by an academic colleague or practitioner who present their own experience, perspective, and critical observations.