ActionAid is an international anti-povertyagency whose aim is to fight povertyworldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 yearswe have been growing and expanding to wherewe are today-helping over 13 million of theworld's poorest and most disadvantagedpeople in 42 countries worldwide. We work with local partners to fight poverty andinjustice worldwide, reaching over 13 millionof the poorest and most vulnerable people overthe last year alone, helping them fight for andgain their rights to food, shelter, work,education, healthcare and a voice in thedecisions that affect their lives.In India today wework with more than 300civil society organisations and over 12 millionpoor and excluded people in 25states and twounion territories.Our focus is on the rights of India’s most marginalised communities: Dalit and indigenous people, rural and urban poor,women, children and minorities. These groupsface an acute lack of access to and control overresources, services, and institutions. We payspecial attention to those in vulnerablesituations such as people living with chronichunger, HIV/AIDS or disability, migrant andbonded workers, children who are out of school, city-dwellers without a home, andpeople whose land or livelihood is underthreat.We also work with women, men, girlsand boys who have been trafficked, displaced,or hit by natural and human-made disasters.People with Disabilities constitute one of ourcore constituencies. We believe in a twin-track approach which requires us to promote bothdisability specific and inclusive development initiatives towards the empowerment of PeoplewithDisabilities. We work on the premise that disability is a human rights and development issue that demands the state and civil society toprovide adequate and appropriate space forpeople with disabilities.
Objectives of the Training
The eight dayintensive exercise is intended forProgramme Managers of organisations andprojects involved in development and disabilitywork. The course is designed to equip theparticipants with appropriate attitudes,necessary knowledge and basic skills toinitiate,monitor, develop and strengthendisability and development programmes apart from facilitating information exchange amongparticipants. The participants will also beoriented towards Information Dissemination,Networking and Advocacy related to disability,development and CBR.
The workshop is targeted at middle and seniorlevel professionals from the Government,NGOs, International NGOs and individualsinterested in disability work. As the medium of instruction is English,
fluency in reading,writing and speaking English is a necessarypre-requisite.
The number of participants willbe restricted to 25.
Faculty comprises a team of distinguishedprofessionals, practitioners, disabled activistsand management experts
Addressing social barriers: Analysis of Attitudes, Myths and Misconceptionsand their impact on People withDisabilities.
Basic Concepts, Perspectives andApproaches of disability and inclusivedevelopment
Poverty-Disability & Development:Analysis of cause effective relation eachother
Inclusive education & Livelihoods
Disability and issues of multipleMarginalization (Specific reference toWomen with Disability)
Disaster and Disability: introduction todisabledfriendly and inclusivestrategies in conflict and emergencies