Dóchas Response to COVID-19


As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the globe Dóchas is working to ensure we stay up to date with the latest news, information and analysis. On these pages we try to gather together the most relevant and up to date information.

Dóchas COVID-19 Strategic Focus

Dóchas has actively responded in three strategic ways:

(1) Analysing information about the emerging picture.  Context is crucial as our members adapt their approach and programmes to respond to the needs on the ground.  We have brought them together with experts in the field, health practitioners and other platforms and stakeholders to listen and learn about the emerging challenges and opportunities.

(2) Learning and exchange. As well as our active Working Groups, particularly in relation to humanitarian action, institutional funding and policy, we have established a COVID-19 leader’s group, and a Small Members leader’s group to discuss emerging issues and encourage members to share related tools and resources.

(3) Advocacy.  We have stepped up policy dialogue with Irish Aid, politicians and MEPs, to make sure that the concerns of the sector are being heard, particularly in relation to securing flexible funding that will allow our members to continue their critical work.  We are also networking with other platforms and the Charities Regulator to ensure that the voices of the sector are heard.

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