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Conduct an accessibility audit in low and middle income countries

NOUVELLET, Hugues
June 2014

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This guide aims to assist professionals in conducting an accessibility audit, and is aimed at Handicap International professionals who have responsibility for developing, implementing or analysing accessibility activities. Within the framework of inclusive local development, an accessibility audit is a complex, substantial and technical process to implement involving a large number of different stakeholders, increase time preparation and technical specialised skills for making recommendations to remove barriers. An accessibility audit is a participatory democracy exercise which can be used as the basis to form relationships between stakeholders in a municipality accessibility commission or even a municipality commission for inclusive development, who will have responsibility for suggesting, studying, organising and implementing actions to improve accessibility

Community-based rehabilitation : new challenges

RULE, Sarah
LORENZO, Theresa
WOLMARANS, Milani
2006

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The chapter reports on two CBR programmes in South Africa: the CBR Education and Training for Empowerment (CREATE) programme in Pietermaritzburg and the CBR partnership programme between Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) and the provincial Department of Health in Mpumalanga. It explores the implementation of CBR as a strategy for community development, the development of grassroots workers and challenges facing CBR
Chapter 20 from ‘"Disability and social change : a South African agenda " edited by WATERMEYER, Brian et al

Building grassroots capacity in reproductive health : Burkina Faso case study

LANKOANDE, Fatimata
MCKAIG, Catharine
2005

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This report details the introduction of a reproductive health component to World Neighbors' rural development programmes in Burkina Faso, West Africa. This document describes the setting, the design, unique aspects of the programme, key accomplishments, and lessons learned. Key strategies included community organisation, community-based distribution of contraceptives, training of district health professionals in selected long-term contraceptive methods, strategies for involving influential people, reproductive health days, addressing other factors affecting women's health, and action learning

Building the capacity of local organizations in reproductive health : Nepal case study

GHIMIRE, Jagdish
NAKARMI, Gopal
MCKAIG, Catharine
2005

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This report describes the process World Neighbors used to partner with local non-governmental organisations in developing a reproductive health component in Terai, a rural area in the southeastern plains of Nepal. This document describes the setting, design, and unique aspects of the programme, as well as its key accomplishments and lessons learned. The central strategy of the program model is to support reproductive health (RH) through women's empowerment. A key element is the provision of RH services through local NGO-run clinics and outreach services using female providers. Within this framework run several special initiatives include: working with local NGOs that have little or no RH experience; establishing NGO-run self-reliant, rural clinics; providing outreach services linked with self-help groups; the development of formal savings and credit cooperatives (which, in turn, support the clinics); the supportive approach to monitoring and supervision, and addressing the practical needs of rural women

Making the connection : assessing the impact of integrating natural resource management and reproductive health in the Loboc Watershed, Bohol Island, Philippines

LUCERO, Rainera
et al
2005

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This document reports the methods and findings of an operational research project designed to assess the impact of efforts to integrate natural resource management and reproductive health with comparison to stand-alone reproductive health and natural resource management programs. Although there were not significant differences in reproductive health or natural resource management indicators in the three program sites after the brief (less than 20 months) implementation period, the results suggest that the integrated approach used by World Neighbors-Philippines and its partners positively impacts community organization and empowerment, and generates active involvement of a broader segment of the community

Sharing knowledge for community development and transformation : a handbook|[Sharing knowledge handbook 2]

MCHOMBU, Kingo J
August 2004

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This handbook addresses the information needs of rural communities in Africa and explores the relationship between knowledge and development, and how community information resource centres can contribute to and can spark community development. It provides guidance for establishing community information centres and for ensuring their sustainability. The second edition includes several case studies from Ethiopia, draws out lessons learned, and includes a special section on HIV and AIDS resource centres. Each chapter concludes with suggested discussion questions for community groups

Assessing the need and potential of community networking for developing countries : a case study from India

BLATTMAN, Christopher
JENSEN, Robert
ROMAN, Raul
February 2002

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This paper presents a set of methods and tools that can be used to assess the community networking and information needs of specific communities and thereby influence the design of ICT projects. It describes a strategy that uses a range of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to undertake such an assessment, and provides a specific case study of an ICT project in rural Tamil Nadu, India. The study gathered data on the following topics: socio-economic status, agricultural marketing and price search, availability of information on agricultural problems, employment availability and search, media use, household spending, and use and satisfaction with government services. These data are used to construct an 'information and communications profile' that depicts current ICT and media usage and existing sources of information for various community agents (farmers and producers, laborers, government, etc.). The methods and costs at which agents obtain information, as well as gaps and information needs are analysed. These analyses demonstrate opportunities for community and economic development through improved information access, and identify critical issues that should be considered in the design of ICT projects

A presentation of the Rehabilitation Programme in Palestine

NORWEGIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DISABLED (NAD)
2000

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This brochure presents ten years of experience from a Rehabilitation Programme (RP) in Palestine. The RP works on three levels: community, regional and national. The needs of person with disabilities and approaches to meet are seen from the community level, therefore community-based rehabiliation is the overall program strategy

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