Category Archive: Articles

Development Briefs

This section of the website presents short articles and opinion papers from staff, current students, alumni, and other associates of Kimmage DSC on contemporary issues. These are not intended to be academic pieces but simply to share ideas, to inform, and to stimulate further reflections on topics that are likely to be of relevance and interest to participants and other visitors to this site.

Should you have an interest in submitting a short paper, please contract Paddy Reilly at paddy.reilly@kimmagedsc.ie for further details or to seek clarification on what is expected. Please feel welcome to share your thoughts and experiences!

Here are some general guidelines:

  • Papers should be written in an accessible fashion, i.e., the topics and language of contributions should not be too specialised nor overly technical. The papers should be of a good standard of English. Arguments will be better understood if they are presented simply and in less complex sentences.
  • Papers preferably will be original, previously unpublished work and should be around 1,500 – 2,000 words in length. See examples of previous papers.
  • Papers should be submitted in editable electronic format (e.g. Word, OpenOffice) to Paddy Reilly at paddy.reilly@kimmagedsc.ie, so that any necessary edits may be made. Please don’t send them as PDFs.
  • Please provide photographs: photos of the author(s) or related to the topic are most welcome.

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Managing Expectations

This is adapted from a speech by Kimmage facilitator Frank Naughton on the launch of the Partners Resource Network in December 2013. Frank Naughton is an occasional lecturer in Leadership, Group Dynamics and Facilitation for both the MA programme at Kimmage DSC   Good afternoon, everybody. A month ago my colleagues asked me to say …

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Mobile phone technology: a transformative technology for business in Ghana

Kimmage graduate Frances Wallace wrote this short article ahead of presenting in November 2013 on her research as part of her MA in Development Studies. She highlights the benefits and challenges of this relatively new technology in Ghanaian commerce. Mobile phone technology: a transformative technology for business in Ghana by Frances Wallace   “In 10 …

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On Gender Equality for Transgender Citizens

Kimmage graduate Jennifer Wilson presented on her MA thesis at a recent Alumni event.  In 2012, as part of her research, she visited a group of activists working in Bangalore for gender and sexuality rights who highlighted the challenges of funding restrictions and socio-cultural stigma. In light of recent roll backs on rights for gay …

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South Africa – An Observer’s View

Douglas Fanda

As the whole world remembers Nelson Mandela, and his incredible contribution to justice and freedom in South Africa, we reproduce an article written by Eilish Dillon in 1994 just days after the election of Mandela as President. South Africa – An Observer’s View by Eilish Dillon Published in The Avondhu Newspaper, Thursday May 19th, 1994 …

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