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Thoughts from NGO networkers; working together to end world poverty.

On this blog, we post regular thoughts and opinions, based on our experiences as staff of Dóchas. We want to use this blog to start discussions on topics, and the views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily of Dóchas or its member organisations.








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Our photos of the year

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administrator
12 december 2014

Some of the most popular stories on “The World’s Best News” this year. Read more

World AIDS Day: Some good news

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administrator
08 december 2014

On Monday 1 December 2014, people around the world marked World AIDS Day, to help raise awareness of the disease. And the good news is that the end of AIDS is in sight. Read more

How mobile phones are transforming agriculture in Africa

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Media
04 november 2014

There are now over 65 mobile phones for every 100 people living in Africa. And NGOs like Gorta Self Help Africa are harnessing the potential of mobile technology, in the fight against hunger. A new mobile phone based text and advice service ensures t... Read more

Thirty Years Ago, a News Video Shocked the World - Here's What We Learned About Famine Since Then

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Media
20 october 2014

By Hans Zomer (Article previously published on the Huffington Post blog) On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Read more

Are we ready for 'Climate Smart Agriculture'?

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Media
01 october 2014

With demand for food set to increase 60 per cent by 2050, world leaders, major corporations and civil society met at the United Nations Climate Summit on 23 September 2014, and pledged commitments to transform agricultural practices by increasing pro... Read more

2015 – The European Year of Development

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Media
01 october 2014

On 1 September, Dóchas submitted the National Activity Plan for the European Year 2015 to the European Commission Representation. In April 2014, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council designated 2015 as the European Year for Development. The mo... Read more