Dóchas Awards 2017

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


Global Citizen Award


Sponsored by


Joe Murray, AFRI

Winner: Bobby McCormack, Development Perspectives

Plan International's Youth Advisory Panel

Global Citizen of the Year


Spotlight on the Global Citizen Award Finalists 



Respect & Equality in Communications Award


Oxfam Ireland - Right to Refuge 

ActionAid Ireland - AFTER

Winner: Gorta-Self Help Africa - Two Villages 

Respect & Equality in Communications

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

Winner: Mary T. Murphy, GOAL

John O'Loughlin Kennedy, Concern

Humanitarian Award

Spotlight on the Humanitarian Award Finalists



Sustainable Development Goal Champion Award


Winner: Development Perspectives

National Youth Council of Ireland

INTO Global Citizenship Schools

SDG Champion Award


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

Lifetime Achievement Award


Spotlight on David Donoghue