Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

Development Needs Participation - Nothing About Us Without Us

14th November 2003 in Berlin:
Documentation of the international conference 'Development Needs Participation - Nothing About Us Without Us. People With Disabilities As Partners in Development Cooperation' on the occasion of the European Year of People with Disabilities 2003.

The conference was organised and sponsored by:

  • Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (bezev)
  • Christoffel Mission of the Blind (CBM)
  • German Association for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
  • German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW)
  • Disabled Peoples' International Germany (DPI) / Interessenvertretung Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland (ISL)
  • Handicap International (HI)

The conference was financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Security with funds from the European Union, InWEnt - Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH as well as by the Abilis Foundation, Misereor and Caritas International.

In the following you will gain insight into three introductory speeches:

Begrüßung (pdf, 54,2 kb)
Manfred Haebig, GTZ, Bonn / Gabriele Weigt, bezev, Essen

Grußwort. Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Europäisches Jahr der Menschen mit Behinderungen (pdf, 49,8 kb)
Horst Frehe, Nationale Koordinierungsstelle für das Europäische Jahr der Menschen mit Behinderungen 2003 beim Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, Berlin

Einführung/Introduction (pdf, 55,4 kb)
Dinah Radtke, ISL e.V., Kassel / Mary Mitchell, Disabled Peoples' Organization, Jamaica

Presentations by the Speakers

Below you can now access the presentations of the different speakers:

People with Disability in the Development Aid Policy of Scandinavian Countries (pdf, 40,2 kb)
Knut Harald Ulland, Atlas Alliance, Norway

Zum Stand der Entwicklung der Menschenrechtskonvention für Menschen mit Behinderung der Vereinten Nationen (pdf, 84,6 kb)
Eva Ullrich, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Soziale Sicherung, Berlin

European Disability Forum: Presentation of Work on EU-Development Cooperation Policy (pdf, 48,3 kb)
Sophie Beaumont, European Disability Form, Belgium

Das Engagement deutscher Nicht-Regierungsorganisationen für eine volle Einbeziehung von Menschen mit Behinderung in die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (pdf, 77,1 kb)
Gisa Paul-Mechel, Christoffel-Blindenmission, Bensheim

Inclusive Development - Herausforderungen für die Technische Zusammenarbeit (pdf, 74,6 kb)
Dr. Regina Meyer/Dr. Rüdiger Krech, GTZ, Bonn

Community Approaches to Handicap in Development Including Disability Issues into Development (pdf, 97,4 kb)
Nazmul Bari/Anika Rahman Lipy, Centre for Disability in Development, Bangladesh

Disability Coming on the Front-line in Development (pdf, 86,3 kb)
Kalle Könkkölä, Finnish Disabled Peoples’ International Development Association, Helsinki

The Involvement of the Danish Council of Organizations of Disabled People (DSI) in Development Cooperation (pdf, 42,2 kb)
Karen Reiff, Danish Council of Organisations of Disabled People, Copenhagen

Combined Disabilities Association (pdf, 28,1 kb)
Mary Mitchell, Combined Disabilities Association/DPI, Jamaica

Results From the Working Groups

The presentations were followed by a working group exchange on the topic 'Implementation of Inclusive Development With the Participation of People with Disabilities. What Conditions and Requirements Are Necessary in the North and in the South?'. The working groups were divided into a North and a South group. The respective minutes of the working groups can be found below:

Implementation of Inclusive Development with the Participation of People with Disability (pdf, 65,3 kb)
Arbeitsgruppen/Working Groups