Hans Zomer

Director of Dóchas. Bringing NGOs together to learn from each other and improve Ireland's efforts to end extreme poverty

Hans Zomer is Director of Dóchas, the Irish national platform of Development NGOs. Through Dóchas, Irish NGOs work together to improve the impact of their work, and to apply their collective experiences to inform government policy and practice. Hans also chairs the “Act Now on 2015” campaign in support of Ireland’s commitment to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Hans previously worked with Concern Worldwide and as Country Director of EIRENE-Tchad, a Human Rights and Rural Development organisation based in N’Djamena. He also has experience as consultant for local and international organisations in Pakistan and in policy work for several Brussels-based NGO networks, such as the EU-NGDO Liaison Committee and APRODEV.

Mr. Zomer is a political scientist by training, having studied in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. He is married with three children, and tweets as @Dochasnetwork.