INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT AT NOWSHERA

CHEF International undertook disability mainstreaming project with the vision to improve the lives of the persons with disabilities. This vision led to the development of this project with the objectives to include persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction and management as well as in local development.

Following strategies were conceived to fulfill the abovementioned objectives including sensitization and capacity building of the organization and stakeholders, model village for a practical demonstration of accessibility and community-based rehabilitation, rapid assessment and need analysis of persons with disabilities for the fulfillment of their rehabilitation needs.

Several workshops and meetings were arranged to sensitize the stakeholders. Capacity building workshops were conducted in the thematic areas such as inclusive education, disability, disaster risk reduction & management, community-based rehabilitation and inclusive development. Development of a model village is the holistic approach towards inclusive development.

The strategies adopted by the CHEF International are contextually appropriate and feasible. Mainstreaming disability needs to have a multi-spectral approach through a single platform.

To sensitize the stakeholders several workshops and meetings were arranged. Capacity building was achieved by conducting workshops in areas such as inclusive education, disability inclusive disaster risk reduction and management, community based rehabilitation and inclusive development. The model village is a holistic approach towards inclusive development.

The strategies that CHEF Intl has adopted appear to be contextually appropriate and feasible. Mainstreaming disability needs to have a multispectral approach through a single platform