Posts tagged ‘Irish NGOs’

Why are all eyes on Mexico this week?

This week, Dóchas member organisations and NGOs from around the world gather in Mexico, to see how their experience can help improve the world’s efforts to end poverty.

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On Twitter: Irish NGOs mark the Rwanda genocide anniversary

A look at Twitter, and how Irish NGOs marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

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Continue Reading 07/04/2014 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

The Vikings are here!

A large, multi-national, multi-site, multi-agency exercise in civil-military cooperation is taking place, and Irish NGOs are in the midst of it. – This blog post sets out the background, lets you watch fictitious TV, and invites you to read up on “civil-military cooperation”, or CIMIC.

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Continue Reading 02/04/2014 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

It’s the economy, again. – A response to Siobhán McGee

Tom Roche of Just Forests reacts to Siobhán McGee’s article on changing business attitudes to development.

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Continue Reading 30/03/2014 at 8:49 am 1 comment

“It’s the economy, stupid.”

Siobhán McGee, Fellow in Business and Development at the UCD School of Business, reflects on whether there is a bias amongst business people against doing business with Africa, and whether that stops Irish businesses from engaging with the opportunities on the continent.

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Continue Reading 27/03/2014 at 10:08 pm 4 comments

On World Water Day, remember what water means

Last Saturday, March 22nd, marked World Water Day. An opportunity to reflect on the importance of safe and equitable access to water.

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Continue Reading 24/03/2014 at 11:18 am 1 comment

Celebrating the Potato

A blog post in honour of the development benefits of Ireland’s national dish.

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Continue Reading 18/03/2014 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

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With the current Ebola outbreak severely impacting on the country's economy, the temptation for Liberia to turn to logging to raise cash is enormous.

Now the Norwegians and the Liberian government have signed a deal that they both believe will protect the forests into the future.

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