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1 08/02/2014 Presentation name / Author1 Promising Practices in Mainstreaming Disability in Development: Case Finland Ronald Wiman

2 Government Disability Policy Programme & A Plan of Action The Government Report on Disability Policy (2007) and the CRPD are guiding the work on the national plan of action on disability, Government Disability Policy Programme (2010) and its implementation It assigns responsibilities for disability policy to all sectors/ministries to ensure the materialization of the rights of PWD in their mandated areas of action (sector responsibility) – including Ministry for Foreign Affairs: General policy on external relations Development cooperation policy

3 Disability - Specific development cooperation (ODA) Activities Of the bilateral Finnish Official Development Assistance (ODA) 2.5.% goes for disability-specific activities Channeled mainly through NGOs/DPOs (75%) Disability projects by NGOs/DPOs require only 7.5% own funding (others 15%) Goverment Audit Unit evaluation (2007): Disability-specific activities are not mainstreaming 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

4 Finnish 3-track Disability and Development Strategy (2008) Disability, is one of the cross-cutting issues/objectives (Gender and social equality, rights of vulnerable groups, HIV/AIDS) that must be integrated in all development action through the following steps that complement each other: 1. Mainstream disability in all sectors and accommodate people with disabilities on the basis of the Human Rights Based Approach and 2. Complement universal provisions with targeted, additional support and services to equalize access and opportunities for people with disabilities – and to empower them and 3. Include disability in policy dialogue, country negotiations and multilateral cooperation and information dissemination 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

5 Good practices in implementation (1) Disability Coordination Group at the Min. for Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Unit –Min. for Foreign Affairs –Min for Social Affairs and Health –Main DPOs –Special Representative of the Minister for Foreign Affairs for Disabilty and tolerance –Other experts Also at the Institute for Health and Welfare there is a Coordination Group for mainstreaming the implementation of the Gov. Plan of Action 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

6 (2) Guidelines: Simple step by step procedures 1) Minimum requirements for all activities: No direct or indirect discrimination No increase in health or accident risks 2) Checking for disability relevance 3) Checking for information adequacy 4) Assessing impacts on pwds 5) Adjusting the plan according to the level of disability relevance 6) References to more specific tools 08/02/2014 UN CSocD 2011

7 (3) Examples of Mainstreaming Investments Long history: support to the UN in 1990s resulted in the Manual on Inclusive Planning (1997, 2000, 2003) Support to the Word Bank to include disability aspects to PRSP and sector work e.g. Trust Fund for Socially and Ecologically Sustainable Development TFESSD (Norway & Finland) Sector-specific mainstreaming: inclusive education initiatives (e.g Ethiopia, South Africa, the Balkans) EFA (Education for All) flagship for inclusive education (secretariat at the Univ. of Jyväskylä, Finland) Support to the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

8 (4) Partnerships DPO Umbrella FIDIDA contracted as the partner organization for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs ABILIS –foundation contracted as manager of small grants programme Global Partnership for Disability and Develoment (GPDD), funded first by Italy, Finland, Norway and the World Bank, and also been supported by contributions by India, Germany and Italian Fondatsioni (private sector) 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

9 GPDD- a Platform for Dialogue and Collaboration The Vision: GPDD as Network of various stakeholder networks. To be owned by the Global South, facilitated by the North South North GPDD& networks

10 (4) Innovative practices SIGNMARK (Mr. Marko Vuoriheimo) A RAP –artist who is Deaf Nominated as Ministers Special Representative on Rights of People with Disabities Joins Foreign Minister Mr. Alexander Stubb on some Missions E.g. MDG-summit 2010, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kazakhstan Purposes –Awareness rising –Encouragement to young People With Disabilities 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

11 Mainstreaming Challenges Relevance of disability in poverty context still not understood everywhere Not much demand by partner country governments Remains NGO business – not a main stream business Mainstreaming needs ownership – everyboldys business is often nobodys business Needs investing in core funding for facilitating global public goods for mainstreaming e.g. GPDD Private sector enhagement needed 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

12 Lessons learned Raising awareness through innovative ways rather than by preaching to the converted Forming multistakehoder working groups Making use of the logic and command chain of the Bureaucracy: Design policy->Make the decision->Include in the result matrix -> report -> evaluate -> correct policies and practices Designing binding, but simple, guidelines + tools on web Budgeting: also better social quality has a price tag Nurturing evaluation culture, learning by doing Learning from others (e.g. UNIFEM, UN-Women) –E.g. Finnish Gov. First Report on Gender Equality Mainstreaming (2010) Sharing experiences e.g. through UN-DESA 08/02/2014 UN-CSocD

13 Thank you! Contact details Ronald Wiman Development Manager And External Senior Advisor on Social Development to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) P.O. Box 30 FIN Helsinki, Finland Tel: Mobile: ronald.wiman(at)thl.fironald.wiman(at) 08/02/2014 Presentation name / Author13

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