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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.








EYD 2015

Why is 2015 the European Year for Development?

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18 december 2014

Next year, 2015, will be the European Year for Development. Since the early 1980s, the European Union has been designating thematic European Years, to highlight specific issues of relevance. And this is the first time that the EU has dedicated an EU... Read more

Lima Climate summit: An overview of reactions

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15 december 2014

This weekend in Lima, UN member states reached an agreement on how countries should tackle climate change. The talks proved difficult because of divisions between rich and poor countries over how to spread the burden of the costs of adaptation and th... Read more

There’s more to life online than Facebook…

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15 december 2014
Mozambikes fights poverty through affordable transport.

Our photos of the year

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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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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