Disability inclusive WASH benefits all!
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CBM, together with partner organisation ‘Centre for Disability in Development' (CDD) has been working to improve access to safe water and sanitation during and after disaster periods in Bangladesh (where flooding is a common problem). This work is part of ongoing 'disaster risk reduction' projects and is being run in consultation with the local communities (including persons with disabilities and their families), local government and administration.
Disaster risk reduction
CBM, together with its partner Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) implemented a pilot project - Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Project (DiDRR) from October 2009 to June 2011. The project was an extension of CBM commitment of Inclusive Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response.
To encourage positive Water Sanitation and Hygiene practices the project created local level awareness. In the working area, Ward Disaster Management Committees (WDMC) have been formed, where at least 10% are persons with disabilities and 30% are women. In each committee there is a task force on Water and Sanitation who are trained to support persons with disabilities to access water and sanitation facilities during flood.