Successful third conference of CBM Regional Advisory Committee in Lebanon
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From 9th to 11th Dec 2011, a meeting of the Regional Advisory Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (RAC EMR) took place in Beirut, Lebanon. The CBM Regional Office EMR presented and discussed strategic objectives and trends with international and regional experts including disability activists and NGO partners.
Ensure inclusiveness of CBM supported programmes and activities
Discussions were structured along the lines of the CBR matrix and included a focus on inclusive (project cycle) management. Specific recommendations on to how to ensure the inclusiveness of CBM supported projects and activities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region were drafted and follow up actions recommended to the CBM Regional Office Team EMR.
Their results have been discussed by the RAC members whose recommendations on general principles and minimum standards for inclusive projects will be guiding the future work of Regional Office (RO) EMR and its regional partner organisations. Key Questions raised were:
- Where should CBM focus its support in the region?
- What would be core opportunities for CBM?
For the first time Ms Hend Al Showaier, a disability activist from Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Heba Hagrass, a disability activist from Egypt, joined the RAC meeting. Both added valuable inputs into the discussion and enhanced awareness for their field of competence. Ms Hend Al Showaier added the perspective of the deaf community to the expertise of EMR Regional Advisory Committee.