Welcome to DSA Ireland

Welcome to the Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI). The DSAI is Ireland's only association for researchers and practitioners working in the field of international development. 

While the annual conference is a principal focus for the association, the DSAI is active throughout the year through its many Study Groups. All those involved in development whether as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSAI itself.

Photo credit: Learning route participants interact with local communities in Isiolo, Kenya. Timothy Mwaura / CGIAR (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) 

Member Benefits

Join the network & study groups Join the network & study groups
Join a vibrant network of researchers and practitioners
Event funding Event funding
Access funding for your events and study group
Get event discounts Get event discounts
Get great discounts on summer schools, conferences and events.
Build a knowledge network Build a knowledge network
Share toolkits, reports and innovations



  • Handbook on Development and Social Change

        DSAI are proud to announce this forthcoming volume on development and social change edited by Prof. Honor Fagan and Prof Ronaldo Munck, ...
    Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:55
  • Latin America Development Issues Course

    The Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) is organising a Latin American Development Issues course. 
    In this QQI Level 5 module, participants...
    Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:21
  • Seeking a DSAI Co-ordinator

    SHARE   Position vacant: Administrative Officer / Coordinator (Half-time) Issued 15 December 2017 Closing Date for applications: Wednesday,...
    Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:30
  • Message from the Chair

     Dear DSAI friends  Season’s Greetings and as Chair of DSAI I write to wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  There’s exciting...
    Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:37
  • Successful funding bid: DCU and Ho Chi Minh

    DCU in the Community Links with Ho Chi Minh University of Science to Promote Community Based Learning in STEM subjects in Vietnam. 
    Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:16

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