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									                              ADDC Bulletin March 21, 2012

                                                      CONTENTS

ADDC Bulletin March 21, 2012 ................................................................................................ 1

CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................... 1

  Welcome to the March 21, 2012 ADDC’s Bulletin. ................................................................... 2

  Disclaimer:........................................................................................................................ 2

     Updates ........................................................................................................................ 2

  International World Water Day 22nd March, 2012 ................................................................... 3

  WARO Children with Disabilities Research Tender:.................................................................. 4

  Mental Health & Disability in Development – Journal Contributions ........................................... 5

     Conferences and Events ............................................................................................... 6

  Refer to ADDC website: Calendar of Events for new items ....................................................... 6

  Inclusive WASH Publication roundtable and practitioners' workshop.......................................... 6

  WaterAid's new E&I website! ............................................................................................... 6

  Asia Pacific Games ............................................................................................................. 6

  ANU Participatory Development Conference........................................................................... 8

  Pacific Psychosocial Forum – ‘Enabling Resilience in a Crisis’ .................................................... 9

  Ready & Willing: Psychological Preparation for International Aid Work – workshops .................... 9

  Critical Incident Stress Management (W6: Workshop for managers ......................................... 11

     Employment and Funding Opportunities ..................................................................... 12

  A LIVELIHOOD Technical Advisor ........................................................................................ 12

  CBM is recruiting a researcher with expertise in Key Information Methodology .......................... 14

     Resources.................................................................................................................... 17
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     ADDC Bulletin April, 2012
  Leonard Cheshire Disability launches world’s first international database of disability
  and development projects .................................................................................................. 17

  Other Organisations Newsletters ................................................................................... 20

  GPDD Newsletter Jan-Feb, 2012 ......................................................................................... 20

  Enable Newsletter – February 2012 ..................................................................................... 20




Welcome to the March 21, 2012 ADDC’s Bulletin.
The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide information on Disability Inclusive Development across
organisations working to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities both here in Australia
and across the world.
Generic disability and domestic information will be included in our Bulletins when possible as part of
our commitment to disability advocacy and strengthening partnerships: however our focus remains
on disability & development issues.
We appreciate your contributions to make these bulletins a valuable resource providing Updates and
Information on Conferences or Events, Employment and Funding Opportunities and Resources for
Disability Inclusive Practice.

Disclaimer:
ADDC does not necessarily endorse all opinions that are within the contents of our information and
we make every attempt to validate information prior to distribution. If you notice any anomalies or
have information on updated versions of our information, please forward to ADDC Secretariat.




                                                        Updates

World Down Syndrome Day 21st March 2012

Australia celebrates this day by people hosting a morning or afternoon tea in their homes,
workplaces and communities to raise awareness and funds. Every year the voices of people with
Down Syndrome and the people who live and work with them grows louder but there is still much
that we can do. This day is an opportunity to join ADDC members and partners in recognising the
importance of inclusion and diversity and how positively these values can impact our workplace,
home life and our communities. Your support is important to ensuring the full participation of people
with Down Syndrome in the economic and social life of the community.

http://www.ds-int.org/

Down Syndrome International presents the Global Video Event "Let Us In – I Want To Learn!"
in partnership with 68 countries for World Down Syndrome Day 2012.

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ADDC Bulletin April, 2012
http://www.ds-int.org/let-us-in-i-want-to-learn

Source: ds-international



International World Water Day 22nd March, 2012


Held annually on 22nd March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of
freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources:

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations
Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly
responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.




http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/downloads/WWD2012_BROCHURE_EN.pdf

There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are
expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every
day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of
beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres.




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ADDC Bulletin April, 2012
    When a billion people in the world already live
    in chronic hunger and water resources are
    under pressure we cannot pretend the problem
    is ‘elsewhere’. Coping with population
    growth and ensuring access to nutritious
    food to everyone call for a series of actions
    we can all help with:

           follow a healthier, sustainable diet;

           consume less water-intensive products;

           reduce the scandalous food wastage:
            30% of the food produced worldwide is
            never eaten and the water used to
            produce it is definitively lost!

           produce more food, of better quality,
            with less water.


                                    At all steps of the supply chain, from producers to consumers,
                                    actions can be taken to save water and ensure food for all.

                                    And you? Do you know how much water you actually consume
                                    every day? How can you change your diet and reduce your water
                                    footprint? Join the World Water Day 2012 campaign “Water and
                                    Food Security” and find out more!
                                    www.unwater.org/worldwaterday


Source: World water day website


WARO Children with Disabilities Research Tender:


TERMS OF REFERENCE: For consultancy to develop a Regional Framework to empower Children with
Disabilities to access their Right to Education and to Protection in West Africa



                                                          WARO Children with
                                                          Disabilities Research Tender_Mar12.doc
Plan West Africa Regional Office, March 2012

Source: Plan




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ADDC Bulletin April, 2012
Mental Health & Disability in Development – Journal Contributions


Reminder: Call for Journal Contributions Mental Health in Development

Whilst psycho-social interventions in response to psycho-traumata and PTSD in the aftermath of
disasters are not new and well documented, the wider field of mental health & disability in
development has only recently been paid more attention to. Global level interventions and
publications on mental health & development and especially those on mental health & disability in
development are all fairly recent, such as the “Global Mental Health Series” by the Lancet Mental
Health Group (2007 & 2011), “Mental Health and Development” in the realm of WHO’s Mental
Health and Poverty Project (2010), and in part the WHO “World Report on Disability” (2011). Major
international disability NGOs – CBM and Handicap International – released their mental health work
policies and guidelines in 2008, 2010, and 2011.




CfP Mental Health &
Disability in Development.pdf


Source: GPDD




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ADDC Bulletin April, 2012
                                 Conferences and Events

Refer to ADDC website: Calendar of Events for new items

         ADDC Calendar Link: http://www.addc.org.au/calendars/



Inclusive WASH Publication roundtable and practitioners' workshop
Inclusive WASH facilitators Hazel Jones and Louisa Gosling will lead a one-day practitioners'
workshop on Inclusive WASH programming for practitioners. This workshop has strictly limited
numbers and will be held in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday 1 May, 2012. For more information
please email info@inclusivewash.org.au

A roundtable analysis of the Inclusive WASH case study publication is scheduled for the morning
of Wednesday 2 May, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. If you are interested in attending this event
please RSVP to info@inclusivewash.org.au. For more information click here.

The roundtable will include keynote speeches from some of our webinar presenters, as well as
analysis from case study authors. The case studies will look at specific issues that relate to each
of the five themes of the workshops.


WaterAid's new E&I website!
Head over to WaterAid's new website to see staff from WaterAid's country programs talk about
their approach to equity and inclusion in their work. The website also includes program and
partner staff reflections on their E+I training.

www.wateraid.org/international/what_we_do/how_we_work/equity_and_inclusion/9543.asp


Asia Pacific Games
http://specialolympics.com.au/asiapacificgames

Special Olympics Australia is proud to announce that it will host the inaugural Special Olympics
Asia Pacific Games in 2013.

The games will be held in the NSW town of Newcastle in December 2013, following today’s
announcement that Australia had beaten out strong bids from cities in India and Malaysia.

The event will see Australia welcome more than 1,700 Special Olympics athletes, 600 coaches,
4,000 volunteers, and approximately 200,000 spectators from 25 nations across the Asia Pacific
regions, who will compete in a range of sports.



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The announcement was made at a press conference at the iconic Sydney Opera House by Her
Excellency, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of Australia. Other attendees at the
launch included NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, the Hon. Graham Annesley MP, NSW Minister for
Sport and Recreation, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Ageing, Minister or
Disability Services, the Hon. Michael Gallacher MP, Minister for Police and Emergency Services,
Minister for the Hunter and Patron of the 2012 Special Olympics Junior National Games,
Newcastle, the NSW Police Commissioner and Patron of NSW Law Enforcement Torch Run Andrew
Scipione, as well as local Special Olympics athletes.

“The Special Olympics movement is very close to my heart. I am very proud to be Patron of this
national charity and delighted that Australia will host the Asia-Pacific Games.

“I hope the games will build a platform of awareness and support for people with an intellectual
disability and I urge all Australians to support athletes along their journey to the Games and
beyond,” Ms Bryce said.

Gill Stapleton, CEO, Special Olympics Australia said the win is a great opportunity for Special
Olympics athletes to share their successes and talents with members of the broader community.

“A Games of such magnitude is just reward for the athletes and volunteers who give their best at
weekly sports training.

“This is a great opportunity for them to share their talents with the wider community. I can’t wait
to see athletes from across Asia Pacific doing their best and experiencing the thrill of competition,
“she said.

Steve Robson, Special Olympics Athlete and Ambassador,
commented on the win: “I’m really excited that the Asia Pacific
Games are coming to my local area. Special Olympics has given
me so many opportunities to enjoy the thrill of competition.”

“There’s nothing better than training hard and then competing in
front of my family, friends and supporters to show them what I
can do.

“Special Olympics has allowed me to achieve things I never
thought possible, both on and off the sporting field.”

The inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games will be held
30 November till 7 December 2013. Join our facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsAustralia to follow all the
excitement.

                                                                     Photo: Governor-General of
                                                                     Australia Quentin Bryce AC CVO
                                                                     holding an Olympic torch
                                                                     accompanied by two youths with
                                                                     down syndrome
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ANU Participatory Development Conference

Date and time: 28/11/2012 (All day) - 29/11/2012 (All day)

Location: Manning Clarke Conference Centre, Australian National University

Please find attached a flier for the ANU-ACFID Linkages Conference for later this year.

The Challenges for Participatory Development in Contemporary Development Practice -
Call for Papers

ACFID

Call for Papers

Papers are invited addressing the theme of participatory development, inclusion and the
challenge for aid programs. Specifically papers can address:
Gender equality: meaningful inclusion and participation of women and gender/sexual minorities;
Overcoming barriers to participation (e.g. ethnic minorities; indigenous peoples; those with
disability; humanitarian contexts; children and youth);
Participation in contemporary aid: critiques, tools and techniques;
Measuring the value of participations;
Advocacy: participation and citizen engagement;
Regional case studies
Please send a 300 word abstract to Patrick.Kilby@anu.edu.au
Key Dates:
Deadline for abstracts June 30, 2012
Selection of Papers and opening of registration July 31, 2012
Early bird registration and registration of paper presenters September 30, 2012




    Flier.pdf




Dr Patrick Kilby
Lecturer/Coordinator
Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) Program
Room G24 A.D. Hope Building - Australian National University ACT 0200, Australia
Ph: (612) 61254041
Mobile: 0401 453 216
Fax (612) 61252711
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/maapd


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Pacific Psychosocial Forum – ‘Enabling Resilience in a Crisis’
Wednesday 23rd - 25th May 2012, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Visit http://www.mandalafoundation.org.au/index.php?page=2012-pacific-psychosocial-forum-2012 for
registration and details.

The Mandala Foundation is facilitating a Psychosocial Forum in the Solomon Islands from 23rd to
25th May 2012.

Key topics include:

Psychosocial principles for enabling resilience and recovery from crises

Effective psychosocial responses to crises in the Pacific

Strengths and gaps in community responses during crises

Organisational policies and practices that support resilient responses to crises

Supporting community members with diverse needs during a crisis

The Forum is open to all and is particularly relevant to local, expatriate and Headquarters-based
staff and managers of NGOs operating in the Pacific region. The Forum has been designed and
planned and will be facilitated in consultation with a local Solomon Islands Planning Committee.

More information about the Forum will be circulated via email in the coming weeks. In the
meantime, please refer to the attached flyer and registration form, visit our website for more
information or email pacific@mandalafoundation.org.au

Source: Mandala Foundation



Ready & Willing: Psychological Preparation for International Aid Work –
workshops

The Mandala Foundation is offering a workshop in Sydney in March and in Brisbane in April
which may be of interest to volunteers or NGO staff embarking on overseas aid assignments for
the first time.

Staying resilient on assignment and mitigating the impact of stress greatly enhances the
outcomes of a project and the personal success of a deployment.

 Our one-day workshop, ‘Ready & Willing: Psychological Preparation for International Aid
Work’ offers helpful insights and practical strategies for preparing for and coping well with all
phases of the assignment cycle.

Further information about this workshop is provided below and in the flyer/registration form
attached.


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Ready & Willing Flyer
& Registration Forum - Sydney (March) & Brisbane (April) 2012.pdf


Please feel free to circulate this information to your volunteer or other relevant networks.

Volunteer workshop enquiries can be directed to programs@mandalafoundation.org.au

Source: Mandala Foundation Inc.


Workshop: Sydney & Brisbane

W3: Ready & Willing: Psychological Preparation for International Aid Work

Recommended for less experienced aid workers & volunteers
International aid work can have a profound impact on a person’s life and on the lives of others.
Strong motivations to assist others and to work and live in a different culture can sometimes
obscure one’s personal awareness and psychological preparation for the often challenging
reality of undertaking an aid mission or volunteer assignment.
This one day workshop is designed to raise awareness and prepare less experienced aid
workers and volunteers for the range of psychological adjustment and psychosocial issues
involved in aid and development work.
The workshop will examine a range of common challenges often experienced across the
assignment cycle and explore aspects of pre-departure preparation, strategies for remaining
resilient in the field and ideas for managing re-entry and reintegration issues upon returning
home.
Participants will assess personal and contextual risk factors for their own anticipated
assignments; learn the basics for remaining resilient under stress; explore the complexities of
working in a different culture and create personal management plans for increasing personal
resiliency and coping.
Cost:         $150 + GST (full) / $135 + GST (concession)
Date:         Saturday 31st March, 2012 (Sydney) and Saturday 21st April, 2012 (Brisbane)
Time:         9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue:        T.B.A
Facilitators: Mandala Foundation Psychologists
Register by: Friday 23rd March, 2012 (Sydney) or Friday 13th April, 2012 (Brisbane)
To register:  Registration form attached or available at:
  http://www.mandalafoundation.org.au/index.php?page=W3-Ready-and-Willing



Source: Mandala Foundation Inc.




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Critical Incident Stress Management (W6: Workshop for managers

Melbourne: 3-4 April, 2012

Workshop: Melbourne: W6: Psychosocial Approaches to Critical Incident Stress Management

Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th April 2012, Melbourne

It is not uncommon for aid workers to witness or be directly involved in a traumatic or critical
incident while in the field.

Managers play a vital role in supporting staff and are often the first point of contact after a critical
incident. Effective critical incident stress management systems and psychosocial approaches for
supporting staff in the immediate aftermath of these events can help mitigate negative outcomes
for individuals and teams.

This one-day workshop, ‘Psychosocial Approaches to Critical Incident Stress Management’,
provides psychosocial training for managers or team members who may be responsible for
providing support during or after a critical incident but have little or no prior experience of
managing such events.

Please refer to the attached flyers for more information, or click here to view details online. For
further enquiries, email workshops@mandalafoundation.org.au or call (+61 3) 9005 0808.



     W6 Flyer &
Registration Form.pdf


To register, please complete the attached registration form/s and return by email to
workshops@mandalafoundation.org.au or by fax to (+61 3) 9349 4477.


Please register by Tuesday 27th March, 2012 to ensure participation in this workshop.


Source: Mandala Foundation Inc.




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                      Employment and Funding Opportunities

A LIVELIHOOD Technical Advisor



Attached to the Federation's head office and focusing on Asia.

COUNTRY: South and South-East Asia

Starting date: April 2012                       Length of contract: 12 months

Deadline for application: 20/03/2012            Reference: RTINSERTAS12GB

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with
disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to
their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and
their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It
operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and
financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

For further information on the Organisation, please see: http://www.handicap-international.fr/

BACKGROUND:

Working under the head of the INCLUSION unit, in cooperation with the desk officers in head
office and in the field, the Technical Advisor will ensure the quality of 11 projects that are either
in progress or in the pipeline.

The Technical Advisor (TA) is a member of the technical advisor team, anchored within the
Education, Social services and livelihoods Unit, with a specific focus on Programmes in South and
South East-Asia. The post based in Asia and requiring regular travel in the region, reports
hierarchically to the Federation's Unit Manager in France.

For reasons of geographical proximity, the post is managed in administrative (holidays etc.) and
security terms (Security plan) by the Thailand/Cambodia Programme.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the head of the Inclusion Unit, and in liaison with the desk officers (DOs) and Field
Programme Directors (FPDs), you:

Ensure the quality of the projects in progress or in the pipeline for those aspects corresponding to
your skill sets.


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-Support the Human Resources in your area in developing their career paths within our
organisation.

-Support field teams in the monitoring and evaluation of their projects.

-Play an active part in professional inclusion and disability networks in Asia.

PROFILE REQUIRED:

Essential: Baccalaureate + 5 in economics, business management and/or livelihood with
successful professional experience in the sector of economic inclusion of excluded people,
particularly in developing countries.

-Experience in micro-finance and the management of economic activities.

-Expertise in project management (good writing skills, etc.) is indispensable.

-Capacity for teamwork is essential; capacity to mobilise and secure the cohesion and buy-in
around a common project of teams working in different locations.

       - Good verbal and written communication skills.

Would be an advantage:

-Work experience with people with disabilities.

- Experience in training and the development of pedagogical tools.

- Familiarity with the Asia region.

LANGUAGES REQUIRED: English oral and written and notion of French,

SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS/PARTICULARITIES OF THE POST: travel around Asia

CONDITIONS:

Salary: Between 2,000 and 2,500 (depending on profile) + 457 Euros net of expatriation stipend
+ health insurance 50% covered by HI + evacuation insurance

Please send resume and covering letter By Email: recrut06@handicap-international.org

www.handicap-international.org

Source: Handicap International




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CBM is recruiting a researcher with expertise in Key Information Methodology

To undertake the following research work:

KIM Project Evaluation
Terms of Reference
Rationale:

The research project "Using Key Informants and a referral Methodology (KIM) to identify
children with disabilities in Bangladesh and Pakistan" was conducted by the (now)
International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) at the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and funded by CBM.
The research project was developed to test if the Key Informant Methodology (KIM), which has
been successful in identifying blind children in Bangladesh, can be further developed and used to
identify children with other disabilities (hearing impairment, physical impairment, epilepsy) with
the result that they obtain available services in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Period of the project: May 2008 - June 2012
Project costs: ca. EUR 900,000

Given that the project is about to be finalised by end of June, an end-term evaluation is planned
with the following objectives:

Main objective of the evaluation (with respect to the research process and outcomes)


To evaluate
(a) the effectiveness
(b) sustainability of the Key Informant Methodology (KIM) for identifying children and
establishing referral systems in Bangladesh (and Pakistan).

Specific objectives of the evaluation (with respect to the research process and
outcomes)

*     to evaluate feasibility, effectiveness and costs of the KIM methodology

? Can KIs (Key Informants) identify children with epilepsy, visual,
hearing and physical impairments?

? Is the proposed KI Methodology effective in identifying children
with disabilities (at a population basis) with the result that they
obtain appropriate advice and available services?

? How can the costs of the different components of KIM be kept acceptable?



*     To evaluate potentials for integration (sustainability) of KIM into existing services in

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Bangladesh (and Pakistan)

? To what extent can KIM data inform planning and implementation of services?

? Can KIM be developed as a "normal practice" to identify children
with disabilities?

? How can KIM be integrated into other existing community (/CBR)
programmes in Bangladesh?

*     Lessons learned for LSHTM/ICED and CBM with regard to planning
and implementation of a multi-year (stand alone) research project:

? Design and management of the project
? Communication (towards all stakeholders)
? Translation of results into action/practice

Responsibilities and Tasks of the evaluation coordinator:

The evaluator

*     acts as the coordinator of the evaluation process

*     oversees the evaluation activities

*     coordinates focal points at LSHTM (PI, KIM coordinator, ICED
coordinator), CBM and the involved implementing organisations in
Bangladesh and Pakistan

*     is responsible for delivering on the expected outputs

Tasks of the evaluator:

*     to plan the evaluation process

*     to develop the methodology (in alignment with focal points)

*     to visit the project site (Bangladesh)

*     to synthesise and analyse the information obtained (in
consultation with focal points)

*     to write up the evaluation report and specific recommendations

Evaluation process
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*      Preparation of the evaluation (inform stakeholders, briefing,
detailed planning)

*     Implementation of the evaluation process together with key
stakeholders of the project (interviews, field visits, documentation)

*     Synthesis, analysis and consolidation of evaluation outcomes

*     Development of evaluation report including specific recommendations

*     Communication of evaluation outcomes and potential follow-up action

Time frame

*     1-2 months (possibly in May/June 2012)

*     20-25 working days for evaluator

*     Evaluation report to be ready by July/August 2012

Deliverables

*     Evaluation report

*     Specific recommendations to CBM and LSHTM (good practices,
lessons learned and follow-up action)

*    Recommendations for follow-on action and/or adjoining research
needs (resulting from evaluation analysis)?

An agreement over the evaluation assignment between the evaluator and
CBM will be issued based on the agreed ToR including all relevant
contractual requirements.

Please send your CV and letter of motivation to
Christiane.Noe@cbm.org<mailto:Christiane.Noe@cbm.org> (Research
Manager, CBM).




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                                           Resources

Leonard Cheshire Disability launches world’s first international database of
disability and development projects


Update from the UNESCAP/ Leonard Cheshire Disability’s ‘International Conference on Disability-
Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness’ 14-16 March, 2012.

Real time conference updates, speeches, life stories, photos, and exclusive interviews with some
of the world’s leading players in disability and development here: http://unlcdcon.tumblr.com

For more info and interviews ruthsomerville@lcdisbility.org 0203 242 0313 (UK) or
libpowell@gmail.com (Bangkok)

www.disabilitydatabase.org

Disability and development projects from Africa and Asia will be mapped, made public and fully
searchable for the first time, with the launch of an online database of Government-funded
projects that specifically include disabled people.

People with disabilities are often amongst the world’s poorest people (1, 2). However, ensuring
full inclusion in development has only recently become a focus of international action (3).

Funded by the Japanese Government and with support from the World Bank, Leonard Cheshire
Disability has created the unique ‘Disability and Development Database’ which holds information
on Government-funded projects from 24countries in the fields of health, education and
livelihoods. With up-to-date data provided directly by project officials, the database lists contact
details for the relevant Government and NGO officials who are involved in the projects.

The fully publicly accessible and searchable online database collates and presents information
that will, for the first time ever, enable Government and other users to search, share and learn
from disability inclusive projects from around the world. The database and data questionnaires
have been designed and developed by Leonard Cheshire Disability to capture information on what
has been successful about the projects, what challenges they have faced, and whether they will
continue to operate in the future. Leonard Cheshire Disability has also ensured that the database
will be accessible to people with visual impairments.

Aleksandra Posarac, World Bank Lead Economist, will help launch the database on March 15 at
the Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness, Bangkok (4).



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Posarac is the team leader of the World Bank’s Disability & Development team and co-editor of
the World Report on Disability (5). She states: “The database will be an invaluable tool for
Governments, NGOs and policymakers alike, who are looking to create and improve disability
inclusive projects. We expect it to have a very real impact on the inclusion of people with
disabilities in development, both on individual projects and in the field as a whole.”

Kayoko Tatsumi, Leonard Cheshire Disability Research Manager, who designed and maintained
the database questionnaires, comments: “This pioneering database showcases the actual ways
that individual governments are implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (UNCPRD). Many of the projects are innovative, and all are tailored to the specific
local contexts. The project data will help governments to learn from each other’s experiences
and inspire regional collaboration in advancing inclusive development.”

The database will initially include information on over 50 projects from 24 countries (6) and this is
expected to expand by populating the database with more countries and new projects in the
years to come. The large part of populating the database must come from the initiatives of the
stakeholders that include the government organizations.

For all media enquiries, please contact Ruth Somerville in Leonard Cheshire Disability’s
press office on 020 3242 0313 or email ruth.somerville@LCDisability.org.

Notes to Editors

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability’s programmes supports thousands of disabled people in the UK, and
in 24 countries in Africa and Asia. We campaign for change and provide innovative services that
give disabled people the opportunity to live life their way. Visit www.LCDisability.org

World Bank

The World Bank provides low-interest loans, interest-free credits, and grants to developing
countries, and offers support to these countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and
technical assistance. The Disability & Development team is a part of the World Bank’s Human
development Network, Social Protection & Labor unit. Visit www.worldbank.org/disability.

References

(1) In almost every country surveyed, unemployment rates for disabled people are higher than
for non-disabled people: Disability and Poverty in Developing Countries: A Snapshot from the World Health

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Survey by Sophie Mitra, Aleksandra Posarac and Brandon Vick, Discussion Paper, April 2011 NO.
1109, World Bank Social Protection and Labor Unit. World Bank: Washington, DC

(2) Of the 67 million children now out of school worldwide, a third have disabilities: UNESCO,
GMR Report, 2007 and UNESCO, GMR Report 2011

(3) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into force in May 2008
.The General Assembly at its sixty-fifth session adopted the resolution, “Realization of MDGs for
persons with disabilities for 2015 and beyond” in September 2010.

(4) See www.LCDisability.org/aideffectiveness for more information about the conference, and
www.LCDisability.org/international for information about our international projects. To be expanded.

(5) see www.worldbank.org/disability/worldreport.

(6)The database currently holds information from: 24 countries



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Other Organisations Newsletters

GPDD Newsletter Jan-Feb, 2012


Inside this issue

       International Seminar on the Implementation of the World Report on Disability

       Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness

       World Disability Report launched in Turkey

       National plans of action and strategies on disability: new compilation available

       Making Real Progress: USAID Pro-grams and Disability Inclusion

       Mental Health and Intellectual Dis-abilities: Dual Diagnosis?

       DIWA challenges African Union to take action against Violence

       "Inclusive education and learning: challenges and opportunities"

       Disability Studies Unit - The University of the West Indies (UWI)




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Enable Newsletter – February 2012
The Enable Newsletter is prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities (SCRPD) at the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) within the
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) with input from UN offices,
agencies, funds and programmes, as well as from civil society. It is also available online at:
http://www.un.org/disabilities.

In this issue:

- Status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

- Highlights from the UN system

- Upcoming events

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- Other news

STATUS OF THE CONVENTION (CRPD)

110 ratifications of the Convention

153 signatories to the Convention

Optional Protocol to the Convention:

63 ratifications of the Optional Protocol

90 signatories to the Optional Protocol

No new signatures or ratifications since the last issue of the Enable Newsletter.

FIFTH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES

 The fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities (CRPD) will be held from 12 to 14 September 2012. More information will be
posted at: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=46&pid=1595.

7th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The seventh session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be held at the
United Nations Office at Geneva from 16 to 20 April 2012. The agenda for the seventh session
includes the consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 35 of the
Convention. The Provisional Agenda and details of country reports are available at:
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/Session7.aspx.

European Parliament Hearing on violence against women with disabilities

In cooperation with Members of Parliaments and Ana Peláez, UN Committee on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities, a hearing on Violence against Women with Disabilities on 28 March, will
bring together the Chair and members of FEMM Committee, representatives of the EU institutions
and international organizations, as well as civil society organizations to inform policy makers and
the public about issues related to violence against women with disabilities by highlighting such
practices and proposing policy solutions. More information: http://www.edf-
feph.org/Page_Generale.asp?DocID=22112&thebloc=29523.

26 to 27 March: 28th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and
Diversity

Under the theme: “Living to our complete potential” – the 28th Annual Pacific Rim International
Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will bring together
academics, community leaders, self advocates, specialists and Government officials. The event
will also include the International Forum on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More
information: http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/internationalforum/2012.

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day
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The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2 April as World Autism Awareness
Day (A/RES/62/139) to highlight the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who
suffer from the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives. More information:
http://www.un.org/en/events/autismday/index.shtml.

16 to 20 April: 7th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

(See item above)

9-21 April: United Nations Expert Group Meeting on ICT Accessibility

DESA in collaboration with the United Nations Information Center in Tokyo and The Nippon
Foundation will organize an Expert Group Meeting on Building Inclusive Society and Development
through Promoting ICT Accessibility: Emerging Issues and Trends in Tokyo, Japan. Further details
will be posted at: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1596.

23 to 27 April: 45th Commission on Population and Development

The Commission on Population and Development will hold its forty-fifth session from 23 to 27
April 2012 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme of the session is "Adolescents
and Youth". DESA along with other stakeholders will organize a side-event on disability during the
session of the Commission.

http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=48&type=13&menu=14.

7-18 May: 11th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The 11th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will be held in New York under
the theme: "The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right
to redress for past conquests (articles 28 and 37 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights
of Indigenous Peoples)". During the session, a side-event on indigenous peoples and disability will
be co-organized by DESA in collaboration with other stakeholders. More information:
http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx.

15 to 18 May: Interdependence 2012 Conference and Exposition

As part of the 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen’s legendary Man In Motion World Tour, the Rick
Hansen Foundation (RHF) and the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) are co-hosting a global conference
and exposition to inspire collaboration in the pursuit of a more healthy and inclusive world. More
information: http://www.rickhansen.com/en-ca/home/interdependence2012.aspx.

23 to 25 May: ESCIF Congress 2012

The European Spinal Cord Injury Federation (ESCIF) Congress and Assembly of Delegates 2012
will be held in Lucignano, Italy. The theme of the Congress is the impact of the on-going
economic crisis on the lives of people with SCI. The aim is to exchange information and to reach
agreement on actions that can be taken in ESCIF member countries. More information:
http://www.escif.org.


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20-22 June: Rio+20 Conference

Organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment
and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World
Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, the Rio+20 Conference will
include Heads of State and Government to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable
development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the
outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, as well as address new and
emerging issues. (See the “Including disability in the Rio+20 Outcome Document”, item above.
More information: http://www.uncsd2012.org.

11 to 13 June: Universal Design Conference 2012

Universal design in public spaces is the main focus of the Conference to be held in Oslo, Norway.
The Conference will cover issues related to universal design in planning, legislation, education,
buildings, outdoor areas, information and communications technologies (ICT) and public
transport. More information: http://www.ud2012.no.

22 to 27 July: XIX International AIDS Conference

The Conference will take place from 2012 in Washington, DC, and will present scientific
knowledge as well as facilitate dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV.
Discussions are underway for a organizing a Disability Zone and other side-events at the
Conference: More information: http://www.aids2012.org.

12 to 14 September: 5th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

The fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities will be held at UN Headquarters. Prior to the convening of the Conference, a Civil
Society Forum will be organized by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) with the support of
the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) with a view to engage NGOs and DPOs
in a discussion and promote coordinated civil society involvement in the Conference of States
Parties and in preparation for the High-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability and
development to be held on 23 September 2013. More information forthcoming at:
http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1535.

17 to 21 September: TRANSED 2012

The 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons
(TRANSED 2012) will be held in New Delhi, India. More information: http://www.transed2012.in.

17-28 September: 8th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities (See above)

16 to 18 October: 2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf

The Conference hosted by the Deaf Society of NSW, Australia is themed “Equality for Deaf
People” will be held in Sydney, Australia. More information: http://www.wfdsydney2013.com.

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25 to 28 October: Inclusion International Global Inclusion Conference

At this International event to be held in Washington, DC, participants from all over the world will
come together to widely discuss the implications of Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities: Living independently and being included in the community. Inclusion
International’s two year Campaign to promote Art.19 will culminate at the Conference with the
launch of a Global Report. More information: http://ww.thearc.org and http://www.inclusion-
international.org.

8 to 18 November: WBU/ICEVI General Assemblies

World Blind Union (WBU) and International Council for Education of People with Visual
Impairment (ICEVI) will convene joint General Assemblies and associated events in Bangkok,
Thailand. Events include: African Union of the Blind General Assembly, WBU Diversity Forum,
WBU General Assembly, ICEVI General Assembly and events, and joint programme days between
WBU and ICEVI. More information: http://www.wbu-icevi2012.org.

26 to 28 November: 1st CBR World Congress

The first Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Congress entitled: “CBR: The Key to Realising
CRPD” will be held in Agra, India. More information: www.cbrglobal.org or
http://www.apcdfoundation.org/ecafe/en/node/12322.

23 September 2013: High-level Meeting on Disability

The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 66/124 and decided to convene a one-day high-
level meeting of the General Assembly on disability at the level of Heads of State and
Government on 23 September 2013, the Monday before the start of the General Debate of the
sixty-eighth session. More information: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590.



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