Community Based Inclusive Development Redesign Workshop

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We are thrilled to share the incredible progress being made in promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities through the collaborative efforts of the National Committee for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and World Education under the Okard project Phase I.

Partnership Power: Together, NCPD and World Education have pioneered the implementation of the Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) demonstration model in Xiengkhouang and Savannakhet provinces, marking a significant leap towards fostering inclusivity and empowerment within our communities. 

What is CBID? 

CBID is an approach that aims to build and promote an inclusive society i.e. disability inclusive development at a community level by bringing about changes to the lives of persons with disabilities in local communities, working with and through persons with disabilities themselves, local groups and institutions. The CBID strategy encourages inclusive, resilient and equitable communities where persons with disabilities are empowered to contribute to address the challenges they and their families face.

CBID demonstration model is a key component of the Okard Project which has been implemented between 2017 and 2023 in two target districts – Kham District in Xieng Khouang Province and Xayphouthong District in Savannakhet Province, with key interventions provided through the CBID model included health, rehabilitation and assistive technology (AT), livelihoods and social and behavioral change in the community towards persons with disabilities. The project through the CBID demonstration model has supported 721 case managements in 56 target villages in 2 districts. 

Lessons: Through Phase 1’s pilot in Kham District (Xieng Khouang) and Xayphouthong District (Savannakhet), invaluable insights have been collected. Stakeholders have shared feedback on approaches, tools, and effectiveness at a CBID Redesign Workshop. This provided a comprehensive overview of Phase I’s key findings and recommendations, provided opportunity for multiple stakeholders to review and provide constructive feedback on Phase I implementation and propose creative solutions to improve quality of the Phase 2 implementation, support more people with disabilities and ensure local ownership and sustainability. 

Phase 2 Expansion: Building on the success of Phase 1, Phase 2 will see the CBID model expand to five districts across three provinces. Kham and Khoun Districts (Xieng Khouang), Xepon and Nong Districts (Savannakhet), and Dakcheung District (Sekong) will benefit from interventions and support.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue this CBID journey together! 

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