Both Irish charities engaged abroad and diaspora organisations in Ireland are committed, albeit via different means, to contribute to the development of the countries in the Global South while advocating against racism and discrimination. There are however unexplored prospects for synergistic linkages and cooperation between Irish and migrants’ civil society organisations.
To address the challenges and identify the opportunities for joining forces to address issues of common interests both in Ireland and internationally, this webinar convened by this event, hosted by DSAI Civil Society Study Group on 18 June 2021, created a forum for representatives of the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations Dóchas, the largest migrant community in Ireland’s cooperative platform Forum Polonia, and Africa Centre to discuss issues of common interest.
Speakers presentations shared:
- Barnaba Dorda (ForumPolonia): Polish diaspora organisations in Ireland: good practices and venues for enhanced cooperation with other civic stakeholders.
- Mbemba Jabbi (AfricaCentre): Africa Centre Ireland's Development Engagement: Partnerships Beyond Traditional.