Dóchas Awards 2017

Celebrating heroes and leaders in the Irish INGO and civil society sector.


Global Citizen Award


Sponsored by


Joe Murray, AFRI

Bobby McCormack, Development Perspectives

Plan International's Youth Advisory Panel


Spotlight on Global Citizen Award



Respect & Equality in Communications Award


Oxfam Ireland - Right to Refuge 

ActionAid Ireland - AFTER

Gorta-Self Help Africa - Two Villages 


Spotlight on the Respect & Equality in Communications Award Finalists



Humanitarian Award

Sponsored by

Western Union Business


Sr. Anne Griffin, Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Chigwell), member of Misean Cara

Mary T. Murphy, GOAL

John O'Loughlin Kennedy, Concern

Spotlight on Humanitarian Award Finalists



Sustainable Development Goal Champion Award


Development Perspectives

National Youth Council of Ireland

INTO Global Citizenship Schools


Spotlight on the SDG Champion Award Finalists



Lifetime Achievement Award


Former Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN, and co-chair of the negotiations on the SDGs, David Donoghue


Spotlight on David Donoghue