Hans Zomer

Hans Zomer of Dóchas

Helen Shaw’s guest is Hans Zomer, who was Director of Dóchas, a development network at the time of the conversation. He now leads Global Action Plan.

Hans talks about being shaped by his Dutch presbyterian roots, his family’s experience during World War 2 and his childhood in Cameroon. He speaks five languages but says he now feels Irish and dreams in English. 2015 is an action year for world development with two landmark UN events aiming to secure a new set of development goals and a global agreement on the environment and climate change.