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Holding Hands with the Dalai Lama

Dóchas Programme Officer Hilary Minch reflects on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to Derry/Londonderry in April where he was attending the ‘Culture of Compassion’ event.

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The advocacy butterfly effect

Guest blog by Conor Quinn on a new campaign which seeks to raise public awareness on abuses of children’s rights.

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Continue Reading 09/08/2013 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

What you have been reading

Our top 11 articles on the blog.

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Seanad Éireann debates Ireland’s development policy

On 9 May, exactly one week after the Government launched its new “Policy for International Development”, the Seanad debated the new policy with Minister Joe Costello.

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Continue Reading 23/05/2013 at 9:54 am 3 comments

Ireland’s overseas assistance generosity may yield longer-term economic benefits for the country

Dr. Pat McCloughan presents some new facts on Irish aid, and takes a fresh angle by looking at the longer-term economic benefits to Ireland from Ireland continuing to be proportionately generous in respect of overseas assistance.

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Continue Reading 20/05/2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

NGO Transparency in Action

On 2 May, Dóchas hosted a conference entitled “Initiate – Transparency In Action” to bring NGOs, academia, and Irish Aid representatives together to learn how the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) could help further strengthen transparency and Accountability in the sector.

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Mother Kapinga glazes her fresh-from-the-oven bread in the village of Kalomba, DRC. 
There are several ovens in the village where the women bring their dough to bake into bread when available. 
Photo by Jana Ašenbrennerová (@asenbrennerova ) taken in Kasai Occidental, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 13, 2014. 
#drc #drcongo #asenbrennerova #africa #bread #oven #positive Look what our colleague Emma brought into the office!

Sign up, to help spread the good news on 26 September: coordinator@actnow2015.ie or anna@dochas.ie "Climate Smart Villages"

The Asia Development Bank recently warned that the impact of altered weather patterns could cause huge damage to the Indian economy, wiping off the equivalent of about 9% of GDP each year by the next century.

So it is critical to adapt. And villages n India are showing that technology can play a key role.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29257401 Mobile kindergartens, anyone?

Uplifting news from ‪#Mongolia, in this video showing how mobile #kindergartens give nomadic children their first taste of organised learning: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pImRJHJATGw All our good news stories on Instagram, now grouped by theme:

http://websta.me/n/worldsbestnews/board These students at Udassa Repi Elementary School enjoy a meal of maize and haricot beans from local farmers.

This school meals programme supports education by developing schools into community centres promoting good nutrition. (Photo: WFP/Kiyori Ueno, 25 November 2013)

Ethiopia #Africa #worldsbestnews #education #schools #globaldev #MDGs “Iraq's artists defy extremists with bows, brushes and a low profile”
They say they can fight against the brutality of today's Iraq with
universities, music and galleries.

Listen to this story about Iraq, that is NOT about extremists, airstrikes or politics:

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Photo: Gallery owner Qassim Sabti. "We just make art for art," he says. Photo: Graham Smith NPR

#iraq #art #worldsbestnews #positive Ever heard of the “#Potato Centre of Excellence”? From today’s Irish Times: "The Potato Centre of Excellence … acts as the driver for the Irish Potato Coalition, an initiative involving Irish and international NGOs working to share knowledge across six countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Kenya – that account for four million potato farmers. Their aim is to maximise the benefit that potatoes can provide to rural communities by connecting farmers, researchers, the private sector and local organisations." Read more at http://www.irishtimes.com/business/potatoes-are-nuggets-to-save-ethiopia-as-ireland-shares-years-of-expertise-1.1927105 
Photo: Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis, senior potato researcher at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, and Denis Griffen, potato breeder at Teagas, inspect potato plants at the Teagasc Research Centre in Oakpark, Carlow. photograph: dylan vaughan Is Mulitani the happiest mother in Malawi? 
Read her story and find out why at https://charitywater.exposure.co/mulitani 
Photo: @estherhavens 44-year-old Thauzeni Theka is a member of a small-scale irrigation group that's been supported by Self Help Africa in Mkhonde village, Malawi.

He's been growing tomatoes and cabbage since 2010, and has used the money he has earned to buy two bicycles (inset), four goats, and new tin sheets to re-roof his house. 
Thauzeni says he is also sending all of his kids to school with the money he is earning on the project. 
#Malawi #agriculture #tomatoes

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