Core Values

Dóchas is a network of independent and diverse organisations. It is this diversity of experience and perspective that represents the strengths of the network, which is built on the democratic principles of equality and transparency. Dóchas' priorities are set by its members.

Dóchas' member organisations are committed to working with each other and with others, seeking collective strength and mutual learning. By working together in a network, Dóchas member organisations want to contribute to the impact of their work, promote attitudes and public policies that serve to eradicate global poverty, and facilitate the interaction between the Development NGO sector and other interested parties.

Dóchas is defined by the relationships between its members. These are based on mutual interest and shared commitments to Human Rights, justice and the eradication of poverty, and are constantly intensified through the Dóchas governance structures and the network's working groups and common activities.

Dóchas engages with a diverse range of external stakeholders, including Government, Irish and European civil society organisations, media, academics and the general public. Dóchas aims to continually build on these relationships in an effort to build strategic alliances in the fight against poverty and global injustice.

Key among these alliances is the strategic relationship that Dóchas has with Irish Aid. Dóchas is the Irish national platform within the EU-wide NGO coordination structure, CONCORD.



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Company Particulars: Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations is a private company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. It is registered in Dublin, Ireland, No: 94384. It has been granted tax exemption by the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland and has a charitable tax exemption number: CHY6410. Company Directors are those listed as Board members.