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 the last few years – moving from a medical and charity model towards a human-rights-based perspective. This paradigm shift is reflected in the Policy Paper “Disability and Development” by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, specifically Article 32 on 'International Cooperation', demands development cooperation to be inclusive of persons with disabilities. Thus, inclusive development has become mandatory – persons with disabilities can no more be relegated to the margins of development cooperation. .
The goal of this national training was to present approaches to inclusive development and explore ways how German NGOs can implement and further develop those approaches. Questions at the core of this training were: What are the experiences to date, how can challenges and obstacles be addressed, and what perspectives do we have for the future?
For further information, please download the following programmes:
Conference programme (668 Ko - PDF - German)
Conference programme (47 Ko - Word - English)