On 3 May 2012, IDEA and Dóchas hosted C(cubed), a conference about engaging the public on development issues.
The conference aimed to discuss strategies used by Irish NGOs/Development Education organisations in engaging the public in the complex issues of global poverty, development and overseas aid – and to gauge what worked, what didn’t, and how we could do it better.
The conference took place in the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, following the Dóchas AGM that morning.
- Conference Programme
- Speakers' Biographies
- Ipsos MRBI survey findings - 'Public Responses on Ireland's Investment in Overseas Aid' (April 2012)
Speeches & presentations
- Responding to digital disruption of traditional communications: three planks to ODI’s digital strategy
- Building Support for International Development
- The Live Aid Legacy - a Report
- Changing Perspectives Review: the Media and Africa in the West of Ireland
- Added Values Dóchas Seminar Report
- How do we communicate global poverty?
- Humanitarian appeals: Messages and connotations
- Ten initiatives that can change the news
- Do aid campaigns alienate the public and skew the development debate?
- Irish NGOs and social media: Think relationships, not campaigns
- Is there an app for human development?
- 14 reasons not to donate to Somalia
- Communicating development
- The role of Brand in the not-for-profit sector
- AIGA: Design for Good
- How to write about Africa
- The ethics of capturing human suffering
- Aid effectiveness requires straightforward language
- Is there an App for 'Human Development'?
- Framing News In Africa – How Journalists Approach Stories And Reinforce Stereotypes – By Keith Somerville
Other AGM Conference Themes
In recent years, Dóchas has hosted AGM conferences on various topical themes:
- 2014: "Protecting Public Trust - Preparing the NGO sector for changing times": focus was placed on the importance of regulation, transparency and accountability and on recent initiatives to help NGOs re-think their public engagement strategies in the face of evidence of shifting public attitudes.
- 2013: “Transparency In Action” aimed specifically at an NGO audience, this conference was attended by some 60 NGO representatives interested in tools to enhance NGO reporting methodologies.
- 2011: “Guaranteed Irish”, targeted a more specific NGO audience, and examined changing roles of NGOs. The conference was attended by 75 sector leaders and academics.
- 2010: “New Voices in Development". This conference, attended by the Minister of State for Development and some 120 representatives from NGOs, corporates and academia, was aimed at many of the initiatives outside the Development NGO sector.