Dochas Awards 2017

The 2017 Dóchas Awards

Celebrating heroes and leaders in the Irish INGO and civil society sector.

Thank you to everyone who nominated individuals and organisations for the 2017 Dóchas Awards!

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The recipient of the 2017 Dóchas Lifetime Achievement Award is David Donoghue

David Donoghue

Global Citizen Award

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Celebrating an outstanding individual,who inspires and empowers others in the quest for a better world.


Joe Murray, AFRI
Bobby McCormack, Development Perspectives
Plan International's Youth Advisory Panel


Winner: Bobby McCormack, Development Perspectives

Spotlight on the Global Citizen Award Finalists

Respect & Equality in Communications

Honouring a campaign that has used empowering images and messaging in line with the Dóchas Code


Oxfam Ireland - Right to Refuge 
ActionAid Ireland - AFTER
Gorta-Self Help Africa - Two Villages 


Winner: Gorta-Self Help Africa

Spotlight on the Respect & Equality in Communications Award Finalists

Humanitarian Award

Sponsored by

Western Union

For an individual who has shown exceptional commitment to a cause or country, and action beyond expectation in a humanitarian programme


Sr. Anne Griffin, Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Chigwell), member of Misean Cara
Mary T. Murphy, GOAL
John O'Loughlin Kennedy, Concern


Winner: Mary T. Murphy, GOAL

Spotlight on the Humanitarian Award Finalists

SDG Champion Award

For an organisation that has done outstanding work around the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Development Perspectives
National Youth Council of Ireland
INTO Global Citizenship Schools


Winner: Development Perspectives

Spotlight on the SDG Champion Finalists


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