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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 best response when the world as we know it is in deep crisis? My answer - join together, work together on our common goals.

author: 
comms
29 september 2020

By Siobhán McGee, CEO of ActionAid Ireland.  ActionAid Ireland is one of the founding members of the Irish Emergency Alliance*.   Read more

With three weeks to go until Budget 2021, here is why the Dóchas ODA campaign is so critical

author: 
comms
24 september 2020

Louise Finan -– Dóchas Head of Progamme and Policy This week, Mark Lowcock, the UN’s undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, called on developed countries to step up financially and politically to stem the worst effects of the Covid-19 pan... Read more

Promoting an Inclusive World: Disability-Inclusive Response to, and Recovery from, COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

author: 
comms
22 september 2020

Presented by the Dόchas Disability in International Development Working Group (DIDWG) Introduction Persons with disabilities (PWD) make up 15% of world’s population, the largest minority of the world, 80% of whom are living in developing world. Despi... Read more

Irish and Global Independent Philanthropy in the Midst of COVID-19

author: 
comms
24 april 2020

          by Charlie Lamson Read more

Suzanne Keatinge and Nicola Brennan at the update event

"A Better World" - One Year on

author: 
comms
17 february 2020

Dóchas members gathered in the historic House of Lords Room of Bank of Ireland on College Green on Friday 24 January 2020 to hear an update on “A Better World”, Ireland’s Policy for International Development. The policy was launched on 28 February... Read more

Photo of blog author Com Ó Cuanacháin

Strategy Setting in a Disrupted World

author: 
comms
13 february 2020

There is a lot of talk about strategic planning these days across the development sector in Ireland, with several organisations engaged in strategy setting.  I have been involved in strategy and strategic thinking with many organisations so I thought... Read more

'There is significant room for growth, which is encouraging' - Richard Dixon reacts to 2into3’s Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report

author: 
comms
21 october 2019

For the last nine years, the consultancy firm 2 into 3 have published a review of fundraising trends in the Irish not for profit sector. It’s a great read – for those of you (all three of you, some would suggest) who share my obsession with charity a... Read more