Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

Development for All: Disability as an Integral Part in the Global Fight Against Poverty

On 20th October 2004, the international seminar on 'Development for All: Disability as an Integral Part in the Global Fight Against Poverty' took place in Bonn.

The international seminar was organised by Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (bezev) and dedicated its conference programme to the political level, but also in particular to the practical implementation of a Development for All.

The seminar began with a welcoming by Gabriele Weigt of bezev and ended with a summary of the results and final evaluation by Gisa Paul. To get an overall view of the international seminar, you can read both speeches below:

Welcoming Address by Gabriele Weigt (pdf, 75,4 kb)

Summary of the Results and Final Evaluation by Gisa Paul (pdf, 64,7 kb)

Presentations by the Speakers

In addition to Antje Wilke from the staff of the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons and Anette Baum from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, who spoke on behalf of government development cooperation, speakers from various national and international organisations/institutions also had their say. Approaches that include all people equally in development efforts and provide them with the necessary resources to develop their abilities and capacities became clear. So that disability becomes an integral part of the global fight against poverty.

Below you will find the presentations of the speakers:

Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderungen weltweit stärken - der Beitrag Deutschlands zur Weiterentwicklung international verbindlicher Menschenrechtsnormen als Voraussetzung für INKLUSION in der Armutsbekämpfung (pdf, 242,98 kb)
Antje Welke, Arbeitsstab des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange behinderter Menschen, Berlin

Development for ALL (pdf, 59,4 kb)
Judy Heumann, World Bank, Washington D.C.

Förderung von Menschen mit Behinderung als Beitrag zur Armutsbekämpfung (pdf, 59,35 kb)
Anette Braun, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, Bonn

Disability and Poverty Reduction Strategies - How to Ensure that Access of Persons with Disabilities to Decent and Productive Work is Part of the PRSP Process (pdf, 4,98 mb)
Bob Ransom, International Labour Office, Geneva

Including the Disability Perspective in Development Planning (pdf, 554,64 kb)
Ronald Wiman, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki

Beitrag deutscher Behindertenorganisationen zur Herstellung der Chancengleichheit und gleichberechtigten Teilhabe von Menschen mit Behinderung in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (pdf, 127,68 kb)
Dinah Radtke, Interessenvertretung Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland, Kassel

Public Private Partnership - Möglichkeiten und Perspektiven in der Arbeit mit Menschen mit Behinderung (pdf, 519,44 kb)
Iris Ahr, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, Bonn

Von der Separation zur Inklusion: Erfahrungen von Nichtregierungsorganisationen, die beginnen, Menschen mit Behinderung in Programmen der Armutsbekämpfung zu integrieren: Beispiel EIRENE (pdf, 71,35 kb)
Brigida Ferber, EIRENE, Neuwied

Further Development and Capacity Building of People with Disabilities in Rural Communities (pdf, 283,37 kb)
Dr. Nina Urwantzoff, Misereor, Aachen

Möglichkeiten der Kofinanzierung für Projekte mit behinderten Menschen (pdf, 106,42 kb)
Karin Gierszewski

Presentations From the Working Groups

The participants exchanged views in two working groups on the topic 'From Welfare to Participation: People With Disabilities in the Fight Against Poverty'. While one working group looked at the topic from a southern perspective, the other working group took a northern perspective.

Below you can see the minutes of the discussion:

Results Northern Perspective (pdf, 79,4 kb)
Protocol: Sönke Bruch

Results Southern Perspective (pdf, 122,6 kb)
Protocol: Mirella Schwinge