Dóchas Annual Conference 2012

On 3 May 2012, IDEA and Dóchas hosted C(cubed), a conference about engaging the public on development issues.

Dóchas Conference 2011, AGM, NGOs Ireland

The conference aimed to discuss strategies used by Irish NGOs/Development Education organisations in engaging the public in the complex issues of global poverty, development and overseas aid – and to gauge what worked, what didn’t, and how we could do it better.

The conference took place in the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, following the Dóchas AGM that morning.


Read the C-Cubed Conference Report

Dóchas AGM 2012 - C Cubed, NGOs

Speeches & presentations

Speech by Minister of State for Development and Trade Joe Costello TD

Research documents

Communicating Development

Social media

Other resources

Other AGM Conference Themes 

In recent years, Dóchas has hosted AGM conferences on various topical themes:

  • 2014: "Protecting Public Trust - Preparing the NGO sector for changing times": focus was placed on the importance of regulation, transparency and accountability and on recent initiatives to help NGOs re-think their public engagement strategies in the face of evidence of shifting public attitudes.
  • 2013: Transparency In Action aimed specifically at an NGO audience, this conference was attended by some 60 NGO representatives interested in tools to enhance NGO reporting methodologies.
  • 2011: Guaranteed Irish”, targeted a more specific NGO audience, and examined changing roles of NGOs. The conference was attended by 75 sector leaders and academics.
  • 2010: New Voices in Development". This conference, attended by the Minister of State for Development and some 120 representatives from NGOs, corporates and academia, was aimed at many of the initiatives outside the Development NGO sector.