Award winners at the Dóchas Awards 2018 with Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dóchas, and Sharan Kelly, Chair of Dóchas (Mark Stedman)
The Dóchas Awards celebrate the amazing work of our members and the inspirational individuals who bring about meaningful change through their tireless efforts to eradicate global poverty and inequality. The Awards recognise those unsung heroes who embody the willingness to share, learn, inspire those around them and improve how we work.
The Dóchas Awards 2018 Ceremony took place on 5 December 2018 in Wood Quay Venue, Dublin.
Each year the Dóchas Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an exceptional individual to highlight and honour their commitment and inspirational work as a champion of international development and global justice.
The Dóchas Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 was presented to Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, and former President of Ireland (1990-1997) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), in acknowledgement of her lifetime of work as an advocate and defender of human rights, climate justice and gender equality.
Watch Mary Robinson's on-stage interview at the Dóchas Awards below.
Minister Ciaran Cannon and Sharan Kelly, Chair of Dóchas, presenting the Dóchas Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 to Mary Robinson (Mark Stedman)
Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dóchas, interviewing Mary Robinson at the Dóchas Awards 2018 (Mark Stedman)
Dóchas Awards 2018 Finalists
Sharan Kelly, Chair of Dóchas, and Michael Sheldrick, Vice President of Global Policy and Government Affairs at Global Citizen, presenting the Global Citizen Award 2018 to Éamonn Meehan (Mark Stedman)
Michael Sheldrick, Vice President of Global Policy and Government Affairs at Global Citizen
Dr Walt Kilroy, Associate Director of DCU's Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction
Justine McCarthy of the Sunday Times and Keith Courtney of Doggett Group presenting the Respect and Equality in Communications Award 2018 to Eoghan Rice, Head of Communications at Trócaire, for 'This Is Palestine' (Mark Stedman)
Justine McCarthy, columnist and political correspondent with The Sunday Times
Sharan Kelly, Chair of Dóchas, presenting the Dóchas Innovation Award 2018 to Peter McDevitt, Chief Finance and Operations Officer of Self Help Africa, for TruTrade (Mark Stedman)
Deirdre Mortell, CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland
Dóchas Awards Photo Competition
At this year’s Dóchas Awards, we showcased the work of our members through the visual art of photography.
Attendees at the Dóchas Awards 2018 (Mark Stedman)
Dóchas is grateful for the support of our Partners for the Dóchas Awards 2018: