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Promoting Representation and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Local Governance and Development in Bangladesh as a Strategy for their Social, Political and Economic Empowerment

01/09/2020 - 05:01
Democracy and Human Rights

 

PROJECT FACTSHEET

 

Title

Promoting Representation and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Local Governance and Development in Bangladesh as a Strategy for their Social, Political and Economic Empowerment

The project aims at amplifying the Disable Peoples' Organization (DPOs)’s voices and to increase their participation and representation in the local governance and development. This will allow People with Disabilities to have increased access to local resources and services. DPOs networks and CSOs will activate the Disability Rights and Protection Committees at Upazilla and District level. Local Government Institutions (Union Parisad) will also allocate budget and form a new standing committee to deal with disability issues.

Duration

From 1/01/2018 to 31/12/2020  (36 months)

Budget (Euro)

Total costs: EUR1 338 508; EU contribution : EUR 1 204 657

Locations

Bangladesh:

Patuakhali: Kolapara, Golachipa and Patuakhali Sadar Upazilla

Bogra: Shahjahanpur, Kahalu, Shibgonj and Bogra Sadar Upazilla

Rangpur: Mithapukur, Badargonj, Taragonj, Gangachara and Rangpur Sadar Upazilla

 

Implementing Organization (s)

Action on Disability and Development -ADD  

Partners:

a. Jatiyo Trinomul Protibandhi Sangstha (National Grassroots Disability Organization)

b. Protibandhi Narider Jatio Parishad (National Council of Disabled Women)

Objectives,

 

Output and Outcome

Overall: Social, political and economic empowerment of women and men with disabilities in predominantly disaster prone areas in Bangladesh.

Specific: Enhanced capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to influence government policy and practices for increased representation and participation of persons with disabilities (PWD) in local governance and development

Expected outcomes:

  1. PWDs are able to represent and participate effectively in local governance and development initiatives.
  2.  DPOs, CSOs and their networks are actively engaged in local government and development initiatives and are effective in representing the rights and priorities of their members.
  3. Increased accountability and responsiveness of local government institutions and committees and service providers on disability inclusion sustained with improved policy support.
  4. Learning and evidence of barriers, issues and approaches to access of PWD to social, economic and political rights documented and shared locally, nationally and internationally.

Target group(s)

4,500 PWD members of 30 DPOs, 3 district federations and 2 national networks of DPOs (co-applicants); 18,000 family members; 6 CSOs/NGOs working in the target communities; 30 local government institutions (LGI)/standing committees and 15 disability rights committees (including 6 existing ones and 9 to be created); government policy-makers (ministries) and departments; the media.

Final beneficiaries

A total of 15,000 women and men with disabilities, with a focus on those left behind and the indigenous community, members of two national networks of DPOs, and their 60,000 family members in the 3 target districts

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