Presentation on theme: "Global Partnership on Disability and Development"— Presentation transcript:
1 Global Partnership on Disability and Development What is the GPDD?Presentation to Association of University Centers on DisabilityJudith Heumann, Lead Consultant, World BankOctober 31, 2006
2 Overall Objective“.. to combat the social and economic exclusion and impoverishment of people with disabilities and their families in developing countries by increasing awareness and understanding, and strengthening cooperation among developing country governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, development banks, UN agencies, development NGOs, disabled persons’ organizations, NGOs working in the field of disability, foundations, enterprises, and other partners, internationally and nationally.”
3 How is the objective implemented? Sharing knowledge, research, experience, and ideas, by:Encouraging the participation of developing countries – NGOs, DPOs, country governments, umbrella organizations et ceteraEncourage active participation of donor countries and donor agenciesPreparing papers defining policy issues, providing background, and offering and analyzing policy alternatives.Preparing and disseminating training materials, and organizing training and capacity building events.Advancing the goals of the Alliance by performing catalytic and “service bureau” functions.Supporting the establishment of coalitions of disability stakeholders in and across developing countries.Harmonizing activities in developing countries that build knowledge about disability and development.
4 How is the GPDD organized? An AllianceA Multi-Donor Trust FundA Co-ordinating Task Force
5 The AllianceThe alliance is an open and informal coalition of representatives from developing country governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, development banks, UN agencies, development NGOs, disabled persons’ organizations, NGOs working in the field of disability, foundations, enterprises, and other partners, internationally and nationally all committed to the GPDD Objective.
6 The Multi-Donor Trust Fund A Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Disability and Development has recently been established. The World Bank is acting as trustee of donor funds supporting the work of the Alliance. The donor countries presently contributing are Finland, Norway and Italy.
7 The Coordinating Task Force This group was established in December of 2004 with the purpose of creating, structuring and promoting the GPDD.12 people serve on the Taskforce, consisting of representatives from the various partners - UN-Agencies, DPO´s, INGO´s, Donor countries and Developing Country Government, that comprise the AllianceFour Thematic Working groups have been formed within the Task Force: Education, Poverty Reduction & Disability, Disasters, Emergencies and Conflicts and one on Planning and Coordination
8 Thematic Working groups The Working Group on Education has identified as its priority supporting national governments and donor agencies by identifying and targeting mainstream education initiatives for inclusion, particularly at the national, regional and global levels.
9 Poverty Reduction and Disability Focus areas:PRSPResearch on relationship between poverty and disabilityWorkshopsTraining
10 Disasters, Emergencies and Conflicts Focus:Disaster preparedness and disabilityAccessibility policies/accessible reconstruction
11 Instruments Requiring Your Knowledge and Participation We are all now required to play an active roll to ensure implementationThe United Nations International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ICRPD) – Article 27The Millenium Development Goals
12 The Millennium Development Goals Eradicate extreme poverty and hungerAchieve universal primary educationImprove maternal healthCombat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseasesPromote gender equality and empower womenEnsure environmental sustainabilityReduce child mortalityDevelop a global partnership for development
13 Why Your organization Should Participate in the GPDD Employment is a critical component of poverty reduction.Your expertise is valued and valuable.Share your knowledge with others to advance poverty reduction and foster inclusive societies on the listserv at meetings and on committees.
14 Join the GPDD Alliance www.worldbank.org/disability/gpdd To join the GPDD Alliance listserv please go to: