Working and Learning Groups


The Dóchas Working Groups, Learning Groups and Task Groups are open to all Dóchas member and associate member organisations. They are a core part of Dóchas' work and create the space for members to connect and collaborate, strengthen knowledge and expertise, and influence key decision-makers at national, European and global levels. 

Below is a list of Dóchas working and learning groups. You can click on each working group to find out more about its activities and publications.

If you would like to join a working group, please get in touch , we would love to hear from you.

Dóchas Working Groups

There are currently seven working groups and three learning groups within the Dóchas network:

Focuses on promoting sustainable development, equality and human rights through education, with the active involvement of local (civil and state), European, and southern education partners. Find out more about the group here.

Promotes the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in developing countries by raising awareness, sharing expertise and promoting action on disability issues, including lobbying for change. Find out more about the group here

  • Education in International Development and Emergencies

Works to utilise experience and expertise of members to build capacity, and share learning and innovation, with respect to inclusive, safe, quality education in development and emergencies. Read the Terms of Reference for this group here. More information about this new group will be available here shortly.

Shares information and best practice on finance issues for Dóchas members. For more information click here.

Aims to strengthen the coordinated, coherent and effective response by Irish NGOs as part of the global effort to combat HIV and AIDS. Click here to go their resources page.

Focuses on contributing to improvements in humanitarian action by promoting dialogue, influencing humanitarian policy, and by increasing the common understanding of humanitarian principles and practice. More information on this group can be found here.

Provides a platform through which Dóchas could facilitate exchange among its member organisations on approaches and experiences in the field of livelihoods, nutrition and food security. More information can be found here.

Dóchas Learning Groups

Shares information and best practice on human resource management issues for Dóchas members. For more information, please visit their dedicated page.

To engage in shared learning, discussions and dissemination of best practice on the implementation of a Results Based Management approach so that Irish NGOs can evaluate their impact. Find out more here.

Focuses on sharing best practice in development communication and looks at changing the narrative in development communications both internally with the sector and externally in the media. Find out more on their dedicated page.