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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.








Brexit: Under any scenario, UK and EU aid will be affected

author: 
comms
11 april 2019

Emmanuel De Groof & Andrew Sherriff, ECDPM  Read more

Photo of Nicola Brennan, Irish Aid

Unpacking ‘A Better World’ with Nicola Brennan of Irish Aid

author: 
comms
11 april 2019

The Irish government launched ‘A Better World’, its new policy for international development, in February after a substantial consultation process in 2018. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging document that sets out the Irish government’s intention to... Read more

"Before civil society can figure out how to bring the Irish public along with it, it must decide which Irish public it wants to appeal to" - Éilis Ryan

author: 
comms
08 april 2019

This is the second 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... Read more

Lorna Gold at Climate Strike protest

"Accept the gravity of climate change" - Dr Lorna Gold

author: 
comms
01 april 2019

This is the first 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

'A Better World' Ireland's International Development Policy - Expert Analysis

author: 
comms
14 march 2019

Following the launch of A Better World, the Irish Government’s new international development policy, in February 2019, we reached out to a range of experts to get their perspective on the new policy and to hear their thoughts on what success will loo... Read more

Silence is not an Option: Reflections from Dóchas Safeguarding Seminar - January 2019

author: 
comms
12 february 2019

Authors: Suzanne Keatinge, Dóchas CEO, and Muireann Kiranne, Dóchas Membership Engagement Manager. We have lived with so much silence around the issue of sexual exploitation and consent, but we now need a strong vision for change. That was the centra... Read more

Award Winners at the Dóchas Awards 2018

Reflections from Dóchas Awards 2018 Winners

author: 
comms
07 february 2019

As we get stuck into priorities for 2019, we took some time to catch up with the winners of the Dóchas Awards 2018 to provide some inspiration for the year ahead! The Dóchas Awards celebrate the extraordinary efforts of our member organisations and i... Read more