In these challenging times of pandemics, natural disasters and conflict, inclusive development for persons with disabilities is more important than ever. Learn more about how CBM has shaped the Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) approach in our CBID Report 2022.
How can we ensure that no one is left behind as the world works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? How can we ensure that persons with disabilities are involved in the decisions that matter to them in their communities? These two questions guide our work in the field of CBID.
In these challenging times of pandemics, natural disasters and conflict, inclusive development for persons with disabilities is more important than ever. Together with our partners around the world, CBM has shaped the CBID approach over decades, ensuring that persons with disabilities are respected and equally included in all aspects of life.
Our CBID Report 2022, released today, explains what CBID projects entail, how the CBID approach has evolved and how CBM and our partners have been working for inclusive development for persons with disabilities around the world over the past twelve months.
"Over the past year, our CBID team has invested in a process of reflection on the impact of the pandemic, drawing on the experiences of persons with disabilities and our community-based partners. Their experiences, documented in several CBID reports published last year, challenge us all to do better while demonstrating the strength of community-based inclusive development," says Dominique Schlupkothen, Director of CBID at CBM.
Along with the continuing impact of the pandemic, we have seen the communities we work with struggle with the consequences of climate change and the effects of the war in Ukraine, such as rising food prices and inflation. These crises have severe consequences on the most vulnerable populations, so the CBID approach of putting communities in charge and persons with disabilities at the centre has never been more importantDominique Schlupkothen, Director of Community Based Inclusive Development at CBM
Highlights of the Year
We rolled out our CBID capacity development and training programme. The training aims to strengthen the knowledge and practical skills of CBID practitioners from CBM and our partners.
"For us to participate in community activities, people should change their mindset on our capabilities. They thought that we are easily infected with the virus, and they tend to generalise that we are all weak. Once I was not allowed to enter a grocery shop because I am a person with a disability," says Nicole, Philippines (Feeling the Pulse, page 14)
Experiences like these are highlighted in two publications, Feeling the Pulse and Locked Down, Not Locked Out, which reflect on the impact of the COVID -19 crisis on persons with disabilities and community-based organisations around the world.
We launched our Inclusive Education Training Guide for CBM partners and other relevant stakeholders to give them the tools they need to train others. The training guide explains how to make education systems inclusive and how to support the needs of individual learners, especially those with disabilities. Download the guide here
We announced the winners of our 2021 Innovation Fund, our initiative that celebrates the ingenuity of the people we work with and the power of community. Learn more about the winning projects from CBM partners in Honduras, Ethiopia and Nepal.
At this year’s Global Disability Summit, CBM made 33 commitments to change and do more to include over one billion people with disabilities, many of whom live in some of the world’s poorest countries. CBM will commit € 315 million over the next four years to implement them. The Summit is an international development conference focused on disability. Click here to learn more.
We received the 2022 Zero Project Award for our work in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in Vietnam. CBM's award-winning project set up inclusive self-help forums for the local people and provided accessible shelters. The international award is given by experts on disability inclusion.
- CBM is contributing to a global partnership, Community 2030, under the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights and with other inclusive community actors such as UNICEF, the International Disability in Development Consortium, and the International Disability Alliance (IDA). Community 2030 aims to ensure that the UN development agenda includes community-based support systems that are essential for the inclusion of persons with disabilities from 2030 onwards.
- In partnership with IDA and with financial support from the German government, CBM is working on a new initiative to draw lessons from the first World Report on Disability and pave the way for a new report.
- The winners of the Innovation Fund 2022 will be announced in September.
- We will continue to implement CBID projects around the world to build resilient, inclusive communities.