The Dóchas Working Groups are open to all Dóchas member and associate member organisations. They are a core part of Dóchas' work and create a space for members to connect and collaborate, strengthen knowledge and expertise, and influence key decision-makers at national, European and global levels. All work published by the Dóchas Working Groups is available on our Resources Section under the corresponding category.
Below is a list of the current Dóchas Working Groups. There are currently a number of other ad hoc groups within the Dóchas network which are not listed here, they include the Communications Working Group, The COVID-19 Leadership Group. Contact the Dóchas secretariat for further information on these groups.
If you would like to join a working group, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
Dóchas Working Groups
Focuses on promoting sustainable development, equality and human rights through education, with the active involvement of local (civil and state), European, and southern education partners.
Disability in International Development
Promotes the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in developing countries by raising awareness, sharing expertise and promoting action on disability issues, including lobbying for change.
Education in International Development and Emergencies
Works to utilise experience and expertise of members to build capacity, and share learning and innovation, with respect to inclusive, safe, quality education in development and emergencies.
Finance, Governance and Compliance
Shares information and best practice on finance, governance and compliance issues for Dóchas members.
Focuses on contributing to improvements in humanitarian action by promoting dialogue, influencing humanitarian policy, and by increasing the common understanding of humanitarian principles and practice.
Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security
Provides a platform through which Dóchas can facilitate exchange among its member organisations on approaches and experiences in the field of livelihoods, nutrition and food security.
Facilitates networking, learning and sharing of resources and expertise, and engages with key stakeholders in order to promote dialogue and influence matters relating to the policy priorities of Dóchas and its members and to promote Ireland’s leadership on the world stage.
Engages in shared learning, discussions and dissemination of best practice on the implementation of a Results Based Management approach so that Irish NGOs can evaluate their impact.
Facilitates networking, learning, sharing of resources and expertise, and engagement with key stakeholders to promote dialogue on all elements of safeguarding, including reporting and capacity needs within organisations.