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Policy BriefHarvest of Hope: Stories of transformation with inclusive livelihoods Since 2012, cbm and local partners have introduced organic farming in remote rural communities of India as a means of generating income and reducing poverty with sustainable livelihoods. To date 3,569 farmers, including 639 farmers with disabilities, are harvesting social inclusion and community development. The courage and determination of the farmers demonstrates that people with disabilities are agents of change when barriers to inclusion are systematically identified and addressed. This publication is a snap shot of success stories through the eyes of local farmers. The programme was awarded the Zero Project 2017 for its innovative approach to social and economic empowerment. Click here to read report


Policy BriefCommunity Based Inclusive Development: A case study on practice in Papua New Guinea. cbm has been working in Papua New Guinea since 1978, empowering local partners to create an inclusive society. The impact has been outstanding, reaching the most marginalised in remote communities with rehabilitation, cataract surgeries, orthopaedic work and inclusive education. Behind this success lies the approach of community based inclusive development (CBID) that harnesses collaboration with government and community services to transform the lives of individuals. This case study outlines the context and ways of working that have been instrumental, reflecting on learnings moving forward. Click here to read report


Policy BriefStudy Tour with the Blind and Low Vision Education Network of New Zealand: Building capacity for implementation of the model of education for children with visual impairment in Papua New Guinea

cbm New Zealand recently welcomed 10 staff from Inclusive Education Resource Centres in Papua New Guinea to New Zealand for a Study Tour with the Blind and Low Vision Education Network, NZ. This exchange between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand specialist service providers and policy makers has been a unique opportunity to share very similar challenges in very different contexts, proving to be highly valuable for both countries, and creating collaboration across the Pacific Ocean to improve the future of children who are blind or have low vision. Click here to read report


Policy BriefDisability Inclusion Policy Brief - Gap analysis on disability-inclusive humanitarian action in the Pacific

This Policy Brief presents findings from a gap analysis of disability–inclusive humanitarian response, highlighting priority actions to progress disability-inclusive policy and practice in the Pacific. Highly vulnerable to natural disasters, the Pacific has recently experienced some of the most severe tropical cyclones of the last 30 years. Carried out by cbm New Zealand and the Pacific Disability Forum with support from the New Zealand Aid Programme, this publication incorporates findings from surveys conducted with organisations of persons with disabilities and humanitarian NGOs from New Zealand about their experiences during responses to recent natural disasters in Vanuatu and Fiji. Challenges and opportunities are discussed, and priority action points highlighted that aim to enhance inclusive humanitarian action in the Pacific, in line with the UNCRPD for initial regional agreements on this agenda. Click here to read report


Evacuation from AmbaeEvacuation from Ambae 2017: Findings and recommendations from disability needs assessment in Vanuatu

Following volcanic activity on the island of Ambae in Vanuatu during 2017, cbm New Zealand and the Pacific Disability Forum together with a local organisation of persons with disabilities, VDPA, approached persons with disabilities evacuated from their homes. This summary report compiles the needs identified by children and adults with disabilities following their evacuation from Ambae. The findings and recommendations contained are particularly pertinent in 2018 whilst the Government of Vanuatu plan to indefinitely evacuate residents from the island due to increasing volcanic activity. Click here to read report


Tropical Cyclone GitaTropical Cyclone Gita: Disability inclusive situational analysis, Tonga

Following the devastation from Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga February 2018, member organisations of persons with disabilities represented by the Pacific Disability Forum, carried out an assessment and analysis of the situation of persons with disabilities affected. This report, produced with support from cbm New Zealand, focuses on findings in three main areas: data and information management, barriers to inclusion, and participation and capacity. The assessment was funded by the NZ Aid Programme with the aim to increase attention on inclusion during emergencies. While recommendations in the report are relevant for mid-term response and recovery programmes to TC Gita, they are also relevant to improve disability-inclusive practices within future responses. This publication also contributes to a baseline for future planning in inclusive humanitarian action within Tonga and the Pacific region. Click here to read report


Stories From Papua New GuineaTransforming Lives together – Stories of inclusive education & rehabilitation in Papua New Guinea

This publication is a collection of eight case-studies from local partners implementing inclusive education and rehabilitation services for children and adults with disabilities in five provinces of PNG. Profiling a range of disabilities, the stories demonstrate the gains made when preschoolers receive early intervention services, right through to adults accessing vocational training and tertiary education. Case-studies show the impact of this cbm New Zealand programme supported by the New Zealand Aid Programme. This publication provides a space for learning within the network of Inclusive Education Resource Centres and key stakeholders in PNG to increase the quality of services for persons with disabilities. Click here to read report


Papua New Guinea ForumInclusive Education & Rehabilitation Forum: Fostering collaboration towards inclusive development in Papua New Guinea

This publication documents the outcomes of the Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation Forum in June 2018 hosted in Papua New Guinea by cbm New Zealand with implementing partners led by the Callan Services for Persons with Disabilities National Unit. Challenges and opportunities within the inclusive education and rehabilitation agenda were identified as a result of dialogue facilitated between implementing partners and key government departments of PNG and international cooperation agencies. As an outcome, key priority areas for inclusive education and rehabilitation were identified to further progress within different stakeholder groups, and to foster inclusive development throughout PNG. The Forum was part of the inclusive education and rehabilitation programme supported by cbm New Zealand in partnership with the New Zealand Aid Programme. Click here to read report


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Community Based Inclusive Development in Papua New Guinea

This five minute video introduces the approach of Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) by sharing the impact of the inclusive education and rehabilitation programme in Papua New Guinea supported by cbm New Zealand in partnership with the New Zealand Aid Programme. The stories ofKaren and Alilander two youth with disabilities, show individual and social transformation through opportunities to access inclusive education within a CBID approach. Karen who is blind thrived in mainstream education graduating top of her class. Alilander is now welcomed by friends at school and competes alongside them for the senior examinations. Click here to view video


Goal setting videoAssessment and Goal Setting: The IEP/CMP cycle

This 20 minute video tutorial outlines seven steps for assessment and goal setting for Individual Education Plans (IEP) or Case Management Plans (CMP) when working alongside children and adults with disabilities. This tutorial complements the guide on IEP/CMP designed as a tool to improve the quality of education and rehabilitation services for children and adults with disabilities in PNG. The steps for setting goals are illustrated with local best practices collected by five Inclusive Education Resource Centres (IERCs) in PNG. This video tutorial was created as a complementing training tool to share throughout the 23 Resource Centres in PNG that provide inclusive education and rehabilitation services. The video tutorial is supported by cbm co-workers Joanna and Warwick Bowden who worked alongside teachers and rehabilitation staff from Resource Centres in PNG for over 5 years. Click here to view video