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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.








World leaders agree new plan of action for the world

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comms
26 september 2015

By Hans Zomer "Global challenges need global responses." That was what Taoiseach Enda Kenny said as he took to the stage at the United Nations on 25 September 2015. In doing so, he addressed the largest gathering of Prime Ministers and Heads of State... Read more

25 September 2015: UN agrees to "Leave No-One Behind."

author: 
comms
25 september 2015

Hans Zomer blogs from the UN Summit in New York where world leaders are meeting to agree the new Global Sustainable Development Goals A group of representatives of Irish NGOs have arrived in New York where, today, the193 member countries of the Unite... Read more

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The Irish Development Education Sector

author: 
comms
10 september 2015

The Irish Development Education sector is alive and well, and has been praised internationally for being of high quality. (At present, the sector is the subject of a peer review process, the results of which will be available in the autumn) Read more

Improving Standards Through Self-Regulation

author: 
comms
10 september 2015

Dr Sue-Anne Wallace, Vice-President of the International Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative, and Chair of the Australian Council for International Development Code of Conduct, gives an overview of research she recently conducted to investigate... Read more

What is The World's Best News?

author: 
comms
27 august 2015

Naomi Linehan, Media Officer for Dóchas and The European Year for Development, gives her thoughts on The World's Best News  Read more

Research tells professionals not to under-estimate the impact of small charities

author: 
comms
10 august 2015

Schools, orphanages, wells and fishponds in developing countries constructed by enthusiastic small NGOs have a better than expected lifespan. That is the conclusion of research commissioned by Dutch NGO Wild Geese Foundation, an organisation that sup... Read more