Public Engagement in the Context of Covid-19 & Worldview Project Launch - 21 October 2020

21 Wed, Oct 02:00 PM

On Wednesday, 21 October, Dóchas is delighted to host a webinar on Public Engagement in the context of Covid-19. Through an interactive panel discussion, we will unpack the challenges and opportunities posed by the pandemic on how we engage and communicate with the Irish public. We will also explore various issues affecting our public engagement including the impact of growing social movements such as Black Lives Matter and the Far Right, and wider shifts in the international development narrative. Speakers and panelists include:

Ruairí de Burca, Director General, Irish Aid
Suzanne Keatinge, CEO, Dóchas
Kate Davies, Global Policy and Advocacy Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Richard Darlington, Campaign Director, UK Campaign to Defend Aid and Development
Dr. Eilish Dillon, Head of the Department of International Development, Maynooth University
Niall Cowley, Director, We the People and Vice Chair, Amnesty International Ireland
David Hudson, Co-Director, Development Engagement Lab and Professor of Politics and Development, University of Birmingham

We are also delighted to officially launch our new public engagement research project, Worldview: Exploring Irish attitudes to overseas development aid at this webinar. Developed by Dóchas and our members with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this exciting project will delve deep into psyche of the Irish public to reveal more about people’s views of international development cooperation, not only what they believe but why they believe it, allowing us to develop an engaging collective narrative that resonates with the people of Ireland and cultivate an enhanced sense of Irish Global Citizenship!

When: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Where: Zoom Webinar- link will be provided following registration

Please click here to register. All are welcome to join us for this fruitful discussion, particularly senior leadership and fundraising, communications, public engagement, global citizenship and development education colleagues.

If you wish to put any questions to the panel in advance, please submit them to 

We look forward to welcoming you then.