PODCAST: Trevor Birney interviews former PPR Director, Dessie Donnelly (3)

In a series of five podcasts, award-winning producer/director Trevor Birney speaks to former PPR Director, Dessie Donnelly. Episode Three: The Approach Dessie Donnelly  |  Mon Nov 08 2021
PODCAST: Trevor Birney interviews former PPR Director, Dessie Donnelly (3)
"the relationships that PPR develops over time are only as good as they are of service to grassroots campaigns"

In the summer of 2021, as PPR appointed our new Director, Chloë Trew, we worked with the award-winning producer/director, Trevor Birney to capture the learning of the previous two decades.

Throughout this fascinating series of podcasts, Trevor interviews PPR’s former Director, Dessie Donnelly to explore the origins of PPR, the seminal influence of Inez McCormack, how we engage with power, deal with adversity and deliver change.

Reflecting on our journey, while responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, the podcasts are a behind the scenes look at PPR - the wins, the losses and the lessons for the future.

In Episode Three, ‘The Approach’, Trevor and Dessie explore the related themes of power and participation in campaigns, how these play out in relationship with other NGOs and communities, and how to sustain effective activism through building a nimble organisation with a healthy culture.