Forthcoming Events

This information section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openingsvolunteer posts and sector coursesseminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right to navigate through the different sections.

(1) Debt and Development Coalition Ireland - Lets Get Fiscal - Exploring Gender, Tax Justice and Finance: 23 March Dublin

DDCI will host a public events as part of the #TaxJustice for Women's Rights Global Days of Action with speakers Mary Cosgrove from the School of Business and Economics at NUIG and Catherine Lane from the National Women's Council of Ireland. To register your attendance, please email More information is available here:

(2) Meet VSO Information event: 29 March, 6-8pm, Third Space, Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

Interested in international development or volunteering overseas? VSO Ireland’s upcoming Meet VSO information evening gives you the opportunity to chat with like-minded individuals and find out more about current volunteering opportunities. The VSO team and recently returned volunteers will be available to answer any questions you have and share stories from their placements. This event is free but please register your interest by emailing

(3) #LASCWeds Talk: How are social movements dealing with Brazilian crises?: 29 March, 7pm, Comhlámh offices, Parliament Street, Dublin 2

This talk, by Thais Mantovani, PhD in Political Science and LASC researcher, will give an overview on how social movements, specially the landless movement (MST), women and indigenous people, are dealing with the political and economic crises in Brazil and what is their agenda. The discussion will focus on the losses these groups may suffer if the reforms proposed by the government are approved. Since assuming the presidency of the country, Michel Temer has taken several measures that directly undermine these movements, withdrawing rights and repealing previously approved policies.

For more information, please click here.

(4) GOAL Global Nutrition and Positive Practice (NIPP) toolkit launch: 5 May, 11am-1pm, The Oak Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

In 2012, GOAL designed the NIPP approach as a participatory and grass-roots based approach, directly tackling a package of the underlying behavioural causes of malnutrition, irrespective of the particular manifestations.

Since the beginning of NIPP implementation in 2012, the approach has reached over 19,000 direct beneficiaries in Malawi, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Across these countries, NIPP has had a positive impact on both nutrition-specific and sensitive behaviours. The NIPP toolkit provides valuable guidance to help practitioners who wish to implement the NIPP approach. The NIPP toolkit will be freely available in electronic form in May 2017 on the NIPP webpage hosted on GOAL's website.

To register, please click here.