Disability in International Development Group


In 2006 Dóchas and DFI facilitated a meeting among Irish NGOs working in the area of disability and international development. From this meeting, the Dóchas Disability and International Development Working Group was formed. The Group 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. 


Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), The Centre for Global Health (TCD), CBM Ireland, Gorta - Self Help AfricaLivability IrelandMisean Cara,  Plan Ireland

Current focus 

  • To influence Irish Aid and other state organisations to take action to integrate disability as a key issue for future development interventions and funding as a follow up to One World, One Future and the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

  • ­ To raise awareness of disability and development among Irish development NGOs, decision makers and policy makers with responsibility for development issues in Ireland.

  • ­ To share best practice between disability organisations with a national remit and international development NGOs.

Publications and other work


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