The University of Bologna hosted the 2nd regional seminar AIFO and DPI Italia organized, together with the Italian NGO EducAid
on October 12 and 13. The seminar was a lecture of the Master course on 'the educational dimension in development cooperation'
and focussed on article 24 of the UN Convention of the rights of persons with disabilities on education.
Speakers included representatives of the Italian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public [...].
Light for the World, the leader of the EU project 'Disability mainstreaming in development cooperation' is looking for external evaluators. It is intended that the evaluation will be carried out by a two-member team, namely an expert in the field of mainstreaming and development cooperation, and an expert in the field of disability and development cooperation. This external evaluation will need to address management issues; project impact; the M&E tools in place; and lessons learned for [...].
Sport is a fantastic tool to reach goals within development cooperation. Especially for people with disabilities sports is a way to achieve inclusion, empowerment and understanding. Unfortunately, people with disabilities are hardly reached by initiatives using sports. Sports organisations do not focus on people with disabilities and development organisations do not use sports very often in their projects to empower people with disabilities.
Therefore it is time to share [...].
14th -15th May 2007
Bratislava - Senec, Slovakia
eRko - the Slovak partner of the EU project 'Disability Mainstreaming in Development Cooperation' invites you to a major European Conference on inclusion of disability in the MDGS.
2007 marks the mid-term review stage of the MDGs. We must now ask the question – how well have the MDGs addressed the concerns of persons with disabilities in developing countries and what more needs to [...].
July 2-3, 2007
Bonn, Christliches Jugenddorf, Germany
Christian Blind Mission (CBM), jointly with Handicap International Germany (HI) and Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (bezev) invited political representatives, German mainstream NGOs and DPOs to a training in order to promote and discuss inclusive development practices.
Internationally, a human-rights-based approach with regard to persons with disabilities has been promoted in [...].
About 80 participants gathered in Senec (Slovakia) - a small town nearby Bratislava. They represented DPOs (Disabled People Organization), NGDOs, World Bank, UNDP and polic[y sector from at least 23 countries mostly from Europe. Speakers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa were invited for the conference to give better description and practical experience of impact of MDG and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in developing countries.
The status and [...].
On March 27th, AIFO and DPI Italia held the second seminar titled 'Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their organizations'. Like in the previous occasion, collaboration has been extended to Universities, pursuing the aim of training and sensitization of future development cooperation officials.
The training has been put in place together with the Interdepartmental Centre on Human Rights and the Rights of People, University of Padua, and gathered a high level panel of [...].
AIFO and DPI Italia are putting together a two-hours roundtable to discuss, in depths, what will hopefully be at the basis of the work of all the actors involved in development cooperation activities.
The timing is quite appropriate given that the Italian Government, together with the civil society, is re-drafting its law in the field of International Cooperation.
We will discuss the role that the government, Regions and Local Authorities, Universities, DPOs and NGOs can [...].
The training semniar was organised by DCDD (Dutch Coalition on Disability and debvelopment) and VGPN (VGPN is a cooperation of four major Dutch DPO's ) The training semniar was held on 7 december 2006, in the Hague, the Netherlands. The seminar led to a interesting and interactive discussion among participants, coming from the North as well as the South, Dutch and international NGO's and DPO's , the World Bank and several Sutch Ministries and political parties.
The seminar was [...].
On November 24 a group of experts gathered to discuss practices of inclusion of Human Rights of persons with disabilities in development cooperation activities, particularly those linked to emergency situations and Universal Design, together with students of the Master course in Cooperation and Project Planning for development organized by CIRPS (Inter-Universitary Research Centre for Sustainable Development - University 'La Sapienza' of Rome), DPOs, NGOs and Institutions.
Brussels, 14 February 2007
The report of the Conference on Disability and Development and the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (adopted on 13 December 2006) is now available to download from this website (in both PDF and accessible plain text format).
This report provides an executive summary of the main conclusions arising from the discussions over the two days and provides a more detailed account of the main points and [...].
Organised by Handicap International and the Groupement Français des Personnes Handicapées, training sessions were held in Paris on december 11th and 12th, leading to highly interesting and interactive discussions among participants from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NGOs, DPOs and universities.
These two days allowed to present disability mainstreaming in development cooperation, and the conclusions of the mapping of actual policies and practices on this issue. This [...].
On December 7th an 8th 2006, a regional training workshop will be organized by CBM-Germany and gtz (German Development Ministry) in Berlin, which aims to strengthen the importance of inclusion of disability in PRSP (Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper). The workshop will be held at the gtz house. Gtz is together with Handicap International and CBM, engaged in a partnership to promote disability inclusion in PRSP in several developing countries using, as the basis, the World Bank Handbook [...].
7th - 8th December 2006
Organised by Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) Germany
Host: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Venue: GTZ-Haus Berlin, Reichpietschufer 20, 10785 Berlin
In the framework of the EU Mainstreaming Project consortium, of which CBM Germany is a member, detailed mapping of the actual situation of disability in development in Germany has been carried out at the level of the Government, [...].
28 November 2006, Brussels
The vast majority - 80% - of the 650 million persons with disabilities worldwide live in developing countries. Disabled persons are disproportionately represented amongst the poorest persons in the world. 20% of the world's poorest people are disabled. CBM and Light for the World called for attention to be given to this often forgotten development issue at the first European Conference on the new UN Convention on the Rights of [...].
On November 24, AIFO and DPI Italian, in collaboration with the Interuniversity Research Centre for Sustainable Development (CIRPS) of the University 'La Sapienza' - Rome, will hold the first national training seminar addressing the issues of 'Emergency and Universal Design' in the context of disability and development cooperation.
As resulting from the first round of the mapping exercise, AIFO and DPI Italia identified this as being one of the issues that requires a more in-depth [...].
*Please circulate widely to your partners and contacts
Dear Friends, Colleagues,
Dear Madam, Sir
We are pleased to invite you to participate in our
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY & DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Impact and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Developing Countries
Monday 20 November and Tuesday 21 November 2006
Committee of the [...].
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD will hold a National Training Seminar on Children with Disabilities in Development Co-operation. The seminar will focus on ways Inclusive Development can become a reality for children with disabilities in developing countries. All aspects of Inclusion - the political and social environment (Human Rights based approach), the support of special programmes (community based rehabilitation), and mainstreaming (inclusive education) - will be addressed by experts from Austria, [...].
Welcome to the first newsletter of the project 'Breaking the cycle of poverty and disability in Development Cooperation'. This project is funded by the European Commission and the main aim is to include persons with disabilities in development Cooperation across the EU 25.
Light for the World held a Press Breakfast for the Austrian media in Vienna on 2 March in order to the pilot project and to raise awareness of the situation of disabled persons in developing countries.
Rupert Roniger, Director of Light for the World, was joined on the platform by Petra Bayr, Member of Parliament and Chairwoman of the Development policy Sub-Committee who gave the support of the Austrian Parliamentary Committee and called for action by the Austrian Government to [...].
AIFO, together with DPI-Italia and the support of the University of Rome ''La Sapienza'' - CIRPS (Inter-University Research Centre for Sustainable Development), have held a meeting in Rome on April 5, 2006 with the aim of introducing the project to Italian organizations, already active and sensitive to the disability issue, gathering suggestions and contribution for its implementation. The intention of the two organizers has been, additionally, to constitute a permanent coordination forum on [...].
The Belgian Foreign Affairs Ministry hosted a training workshop (5 May 2006) which brought together disability organizations, development NGOs, academics and officials to consider the way forward on addressing HIV/AIDS and disability in development work.
This was the first training event to be supported by the pilot project on mainstreaming disability and development cooperation 'Breaking the cycle of poverty and disability in Development Cooperation'.
Anja de Greve of PHOS, [...].