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Thoughts from NGO networkers; working together to end world poverty.

On this blog, we post regular thoughts and opinions, based on our experiences as staff of Dóchas. We want to use this blog to start discussions on topics, and the views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily of Dóchas or its member organisations.








The new European Parliament: What will it mean for International Development and Humanitarian Aid?

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comms
23 september 2019

Author: Jasmine Wakeel, Campaigns Co-Ordinator, Ireland, The ONE Campaign As the European Parliament settles into a new term, it has already had considerable concerns to contend with – from debating polarising current issues to negotiating key legisl... Read more

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This is Your NAP: Action and Accountability in Ireland’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

author: 
comms
25 june 2019

Author: Caitriona Dowd, Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Concern On 21 June, Ireland launched its Third National Action Plan (NAP) for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and Related Resolutions. The event at University College Cork brought together represe... Read more

Mike Shanley presenting at the Dóchas USAID event

USAID Strategies for Fundraising

author: 
comms
18 june 2019

Dóchas members welcomed Mike Shanley, from Konektid International, for a seminar on USAID funding strategies on 4 June. Mike is CEO of Konektid, a US-based consulting firm that advises on entering and growing within the USAID funding market and suppo... Read more

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"We face global challenges, but we also have global plans" - Senator Alice-Mary Higgins

author: 
comms
07 may 2019

This is the seventh and final contribution in a series of blogs that we have published around the theme of the Dóchas Conference 2019 - Finding Our Voice: How Civil Society is Countering Uncertainty - which took place on 2 May 2019 in the Radisson Bl... Read more

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"The growing threat to multilateralism" - Deirdre de Burca

author: 
comms
29 april 2019

This is the sixth contribution in a series of blogs that will be published in the lead up to the Dóchas Conference 2019 – Finding Our Voice: How Civil Society is Countering Uncertainty – on 2 May 2019 in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dub... Read more

Reflections from International Civil Society Week 2019

author: 
comms
25 april 2019

Author: Suzanne Keatinge Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, was the apt location for International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2019, with over 900 civil society activists arriving from all points of the globe to talk about the shrinking space for civil socie... Read more

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"Civil society is the ultimate antidote to populism" - Deborah Doane

author: 
comms
23 april 2019

This is the fifth in a series of blogs that will be published in the lead up to the Dóchas Conference 2019 – Finding Our Voice: How Civil Society is Countering Uncertainty – on 2 May 2019 in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8. Find o... Read more