Disability Services Project
The first stakeholder engagement meeting was held on Thursday 9 March 2017 in Buka bringing together stakeholders from government, civil society, not-for-profit, and health to discuss the range of issues facing peoples with disabilities in Bougainville. The meeting established a technical working group (TWG) with draft terms of reference.
Aims of the project
The overall aim is to address the significant disability needs of children and adults living in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PNG, including the Atolls. Contemporary understanding is that disability support requires a multi-element approach drawing on a thorough understanding of the whole person, the context of their life and their support needs.
Technical Working Group (TWG)
Using the funds provided by Hon. Louta Atoi, HWC has been paying the expenses of TWG. This is nearly expired, and HWC is applying for UN funding to engage CDS to design the Community Rehabilitation Services for Bougainville.
Key organisations in the DCR4B (Disability Community Rehabilitation for Bougainville) Coalition
The initial stage of the Disability Services project is planned as follows: