|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||12 Harcourt Street
||Dochas is the umbrella organisation of Irish Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) involved in development and relief overseas and/or in the provision of development education. Dochas aims to provide a forum for consultation and co-operation between its Members as well as to help them speak with a single voice on development issues.
As the national platform of Irish Development NGOs, Dochas represents its members to the European Union and the Irish Government, on issues of importance to the policy environment in which they work. By promoting cooperation among its members, Dochas contributes to improving the quality and impact of their work.
Dochas was formed in October 1993, following a merger between CONGOOD - which represented the common interests of Irish NGDO's since 1974, and the Irish National Assembly - which linked most Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations (NGDOs) into a European Union NGO network.
The vision of Dochas is to contribute, through the cooperative efforts of our Members, to sustainable human development in a world where people are able to enjoy their rights and are empowered to fulfil their needs.
Dochas aims to be a vibrant, outward-looking network, with an active and informed membership representative of the Irish development sector, providing services and promoting effective action to bring about sustainable development.