About WorldWise Global Schools


WorldWise Global Schools is an Irish Aid funded programme that is implemented by a consortium of three organisations: Self Help Africa (lead consortium member), Concern Worldwide and the City of Dublin Education and Training Board Curriculum Development Unit.

WWGS Consortium and Steering Committee

WorldWise Global Schools is overseen by the Steering Committee, which is responsible for overall programme governance. The Steering Committee comprises representatives of the consortium that manages the WWGS programme. The steering committee meet twice a year with representatives from Irish Aid to update them on the programmes progress. The steering committee is comprised of:

  • Michael Doorly, Concern Worldwide
  • Aidan Clifford, Curriculum Development Unit
  • Peter McDevitt, Self Help Africa

Grants Selection Committee

Funding allocations under the WorldWise Global Schools Annual Grant Call are awarded by the external Grants Selection Committee, which includes representatives from:

  • Irish Aid
  • Department of Education
  • Trócaire
  • Concern
  • National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Education Committee

This is a high-level advisory body to the WorldWise Global Schools programme, which comprises representatives from both the formal and development education sectors. The Education Panel meets twice a year and provides input regarding programme strategy, implementation and key tasks. Bodies represented on the Panel include:

  • The Department of Education
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs (Irish Aid)
  • The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
  • The Joint Managerial Body
  • The Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools
  • The Professional Development Service for Teachers
  • The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals
  • The Teachers Union of Ireland
  • The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland
  • The Ubuntu Network
  • 80:20