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  2. Community Based Rehabilitation Forum Endeavours to enable PWDs access their rights

  3. Beginnings Partners, Communities and Government Apr 2006 : Caritas Germany Apr 2005 : LFW, Austria June 1996 CBR Forum(Caritas India) February 1995Misereor, Germany

  4. Vision Our vision is of an equitable world where rights and dignity are respected and where people with disabilities lead a good quality life and are empowered to participate in society.

  5. Purpose The purpose of the CBR Forum is to work with people with disabilities, their families and wider society on empowerment and inclusion – to promote rights, dignity and responsibility.

  6. We work • On rights-based work with partners • With collectives of people with disabilities • With networks on advocacy • By strengthening the capacity of individuals and groups • By accessing resources

  7. Our priority groups are • Poorest of the poor in un-reached rural area. • People with multiple and severe disabilities • People over 60 • Children • Women

  8. Strategic Objectives • Strengthen rights-based work with Partners. 2. Strengthen advocacy. • Strengthen the movements of disabled people. 4. Strengthen knowledge and skills in CBR. • Mobilize resources. • Strengthen the organization.

  9. Strategic Objective 1 – Sub Objectives 1. Strengthen rights-based work with Partners. a) Systemize activities to enhance the capabilities of partners b)Bring the selection process of partners in line with repositioning c)Adjust monitoring plans in line with repositioning d)Introduce RBW training to partners e)Evolve criteria for selection/ working with parterns f)Build capacities of partners g)Create alliance on disability issues h)Systematize rights based work with partners i)Identify and enable develop org to include PWDs j)Intro DPO’s involvement in M and E of the programme k)Continue to build on partners capacity

  10. Strategic Objective 2 – Sub Objectives 2. Strengthen advocacy. • Identify and work with advocacy organisations • Plan a strategy for advocacy with state govt with focus on education and livelihood • Develop strategies with DPOs for advocacy with district authorities and state govt. • Create alliances with NGOs and DPOs • Influence in national forums and govt bodies • Do research to influence state policies on health, education and livelihood • Influence NGO networks to include disabled people and issues. • Systematize advocacy. • Build on networks to join and influence state and national level bodies. • Strengthen regional partners to influence

  11. Strategic Objective 3 – Sub Objectives 3. Strengthen the movements of disabled people • Develop policy on DPOs with partners • Formation and strengthening of DPOs • Build up a network at district and state level • Facilitate the emergence of DPOs • Build capacities of DPOs • Work towards initiating watch forums • Facilitate linkage with other movements • Put a policy on DPO in place • Build up capacities of DPOs • Build up links among DPOs at Dist / State

  12. Strategic Objective 4 – Sub Objectives 4. Strengthen knowledge and skills in CBR. • Draw up plans to up-grade training programme in line with repositioning • Systematize monitoring and evaluation • Phase in platforms at various levels for ensuring human rights based approaches • Build up research and documentation on CBR and disability issues • Conduct need analysis of the partners and disability sector • Prepare training modules • Organise training programmes • Enhance the capacities of the resource centres • Update the contents and process of training • Use platforms to spread rights based approach. • Build up documentation on CBR and Disability issues to promote …

  13. Strategic Objective 5 – Sub Objectives 5. Mobilize resources. • Introduce local fundraising • Continue to mobilise overseas resources • Widen resource base • Mobilise Local resources • Introduce local fundraising • Continue to mobilise overseas resources • Widen resource base

  14. Strategic Objective 6 – Sub Objectives 6. Strengthen the organization. • Draw up a HR plan • Develop the skills of the organiation • Consolidate strategies • Strengthen staff for hand holding of the partners • Internalising across the organisation the repositioning • Restructuring • Revise pay scales • Recruit new staff to manage proposed change • Capacity building and training of staff

  15. 12 07 45 17 In Partnership for CBR Statistical data as on 31 March 2007

  16. With a District level focus It has been determined that CBRF select partners in such a manner that an entire District (an administrative unit of the Government) be covered under the programme. This is to facilitate the process of networking with the Government.

  17. Beginning a Partnership • Phase 1 programme (1 year): its objectives: • to train the Coordinator and CBR Workers in CBR, the Social Model of Rehabilitation and Rights Based Work • to collect essential data through a survey and needs and resources analysis in view of drawing up a realistic project proposal. • Project Management Workshop: its objectives: • to make partners aware of the expectations of the Forum • to develop their skills in planning, monitoring and evaluation • to improve the skills of the accountants

  18. Helping the partnership mature • Reflection Workshop : it’s objectives: • to listen to the views of the PWDs, their families and the community as regards the needs over the next two years. • to ensure that the needs listed are in line with the expected indicators for the concerned phase and to add on if essential. • Phase 2 Programme (2 years): it’s objectives: • to commence the CBR activities in the project area. • to organize the SHGs / DPOs / community and capacitate appropriate individuals.

  19. Phase 3 onward: it’s objectives: • to impart need based training to the Organization’s staff. • to enable the PWDs and the community to enhance their capacity to take the essential steps in order to sustain and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. • to link this programme with other community development programmes in the area in view of inclusion andsustainability Thereafter, it is foreseen that there will be a maximum of two more phases of 2 years each. Moving towards sustainability

  20. Focused interventions Overall Development Of PWDs


  22. Detailed plans of intervention At the level of the community At the level of the individual

  23. Detailed analysis of the impact At the level of the community At the level of the individual

  24. Phase Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Period 1 year 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years Focus Survey and Training CBR Initiative Preparing community PWDs and community take over responsibility to lobby for the rights of PWDs Our strategy for phasing out The Forum works for a maximum period of 9 years with each partner. It is hoped that within this period of partnership the PWDs and the community are empowered and prepared sufficiently to care for the rehabilitation of PWDs utilizing locally available resources.

  25. Focus on training of partners • Training support at four levels: • Workshops for new partners: • Project Management Workshops • Reflection Workshops. • Training input given by training centers contracted by the Forum: • Training Programme for CBR Coordinators • Training Programme for CBR Workers • Training Programme for the Management • Ongoing need based training inputs from Phase II onward.. • Training inputs during partner meetings. • Field level support by CBR Forum staff.

  26. KARNATAKA Advocacy New / Modified Policies Empowerment Identification of Problems Lobbying Advocacy, Empowerment, Lobbying A pilot project

  27. Advocacy: • Meetings at Taluka level to discuss policies and laws formulated by the Government of India and the State Government and other Government Orders for the betterment of PWDs. • Aim: to promote awareness and ensure the implementation of the above. • Empowerment: • PWDs have a platform to share their grievances. • Government officials have the opportunity to explain their stand. Advocacy, Empowerment, Lobbying Former Assistant Commissioner addressing Govt. Officials

  28. Lobbying: • Follow up by NGOs to ensure local Government officials implement the policies / laws / Government orders. • Representing identified problems to the nodal committee for appropriate action. • Quarterly Reports from concerned Government departments under the “Right to information Act”. • Identification of Problems: • The problems experienced by PWDs and Government Officials at the Taluka level are recorded. Advocacy, Empowerment, Lobbying

  29. Dr. Mani Kalliath, No. 94, Sector ‘A‘ AWHO Colony, Gautam Enclave, Secunderabad, ANDHRA PRADESH – 500 009. Dr. Mani Kallaiath, Chairperson MISEREOR,Postfach 14 50, Mozart Strasse 9, D - 52015, Aachen, GERMANY. Dr. Nina Urwantzoff, Institutional Member Bishop of Shimoga, Bishop’s House, Sagar Road, Shimoga, KARNATAKA – 577 204. Most Rev. Gerald I. Lobo, Institutional Member Director, SANCHAR, Appropriate Rehabilitation of the Disabled, A-2 /6, Diamond Park, Joka, Kolkata, WEST BENGAL – 700 104. Ms. Tulika Das, Member Executive Director,Caritas India, CBCI Centre,Ashok Place (Gole Dakhana),NEW DELHI - 110 001. Fr. Varghese Mattamana, Institutional Member The team behind it all CBR Forum for persons with disabilities was formed in 1996 through the initiative of Misereor, Germany with Caritas India as the legal holder. It has 3 Institutional members: one from Misereor, one from CBCI and the other from Caritas India and can have a maximum of 9 other members. Its Executive Committee of 5 Members consists of the Institutional Members, the Chairperson, and one representative elected from among the other members. The Board meets thrice a year. The Executive Committee

  30. Executive Director, Action for Food Production (AFPRO), 25 / 1A, Institutional Area, Pankha Road, D Block, Janakpuri, NEW DELHI – 110 058 Service / Director, Sense International (India), 405, Favourite Residency, Opp. St. Xavier’s Loyola Hall, Memnagar, Ahmedabad, GUJARAT – 380 052. Mr. D. K. Manavalan, Member Mr. Akhil Paul, Member 28, Second Cross Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, CHENNAI – 600 020. Ms. Jayshree Ravindran,Member Consultant, Disability and Development, A-249, First Floor, Vikaspuri, NEW DELHI – 110 018. Ms. Vandana Bedi, Member D-3, Staff Quarters, St. John’s Hospital, Koramangala, Bangalore, KARNATAKA – 560 034. Dr. Kurian Zachariah, Member The team behind it all

  31. A team of 60 Resource Persons The team behind it all Mr. Nicholas Guia Rebelo, Director Mr. C. Mahesh, Advocacy Coordinator Ms. Julien Peter, Secretary Mr. Alwyn Monteiro, Accounts Officer Mr. Venkatesa R., Programme Officer Mr. Penchalaiah, Office Assistant Mr. Chongtham Odessey , Prog. Assistant

  32. a brighter future Together we are looking forward to for persons with disabilities in India!