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2nd World CBR Congress at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Saaya Association of People with Disabilities Islamabadwants to extend a heart-felt thank you to its supporters forthe commitment to the disability movement. Contribution of our supporters enables the Saaya Association to learn and broaden its horizon of learning. This opportunity has enabled Saaya Association to make its vision a reality by learning from the International practices being followed on concept of CBID.
Concept of CBID, principles of the CBR Guidelines and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [UN-CRPD provides the platform to act locally and think globally. Such opportunities strengthen communities, give a voice to local people, and make sure this voice is heard at the global level.
Team – Saaya Association of People with Disabilities Islamabad is determined to work and implement the findings in local community. There is a lot to achieve in the disability sector and being a disable persons organization the efforts and inputs requires more enthusiasm and energy.

01 Day 1 – September 27, 2016
02 Day 2 – September 28, 2016
03 Day 3 – September 29, 2016
04 Conclusion and Future Perspective

01 Day 01 – Tuesday , September 27, 2016

2nd CBR World Congress hosted by CBR Network Malaysia at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from September 28 to 29, 2016. Almost 82 countries around the world participated in this congress. The theme was “CBR: Empowering and Enabling” and purpose of this congress was to create an international platform for taking stock of CBR around the world, capacity building and dialogue about major concerns of CBR among CBR practitioners, DPOs, civil society, government and academia.
The main objectives of participation in this congress were:
• To ascertain how different regions of the world working on CBR
• To find out how they promote inclusion of people with disabilities in their own communities.
• To acquire knowledge, mobilize their local resources, skills of people with and without disabilities and sustain CBR project/programs.
• To determine how they promote community based inclusive development at local, national and international level.
• To observe the research development in CBR and CBID.

A brief review of Saaya Association experience at 2nd world CBR Congress, September 27 to 29, 2016, Malaysia is below.
On Tuesday 27 September the congress started from recitation of Holy Quran, welcome speech by President CBR Global Network VenkateshBalakrishna, Representative of WHO AlarcosCieza, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia Rohani Abdul Karim and Keynote speech by the Founder and President of Basic Needs Chris Underhill MBE.
After tea break the first plenary session that was about countries perspectives on sustainability chaired by SetarekiSeruMacanawai. The presentations were about CBR in Zimbabwe, A city for everyone in Dubai, Development and sustainability for National CBR Programs in Malawi, UNCRPD and CBR in Philippines. After question answer and lunch break the parallel sessions were arranged for participants. Session one, CBR stakeholders and sustainability was divided in six different sessions. In all sessions discussions were regarding mainstreaming, sustainability strategies, public private partnership towards CBR, sustainable community based inclusive development, sustainability in CBR projects, CBR local and national level, factors of sustain CBR, CBR networks for resilience building and sustainable development, early childhood intervention, sustainable inclusive development model, inclusion of people with disabilities in CBR, CBID framework for inclusion, community ownership of CBR programs, and CBR sustainability in different countries like; Bangladesh, Cameroon, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Malaysia. After coffee break interactive session- Iwas resumed with Breakout CBR stakeholders and sustainability, with seven different facilitators. After this interactive forum 1, plenary CBR was started on sustainability and stakeholders. In this forum volunteers from different interactive groups were summarized key points of interactive sessions.

02 Day 02- Wednesday , September 28, 2016
On Wednesday, 28 September was started from plenary session 2, Regional perspectives chaired by Karen HeinickeMotsch. Andrea C. Vogt, CBR in the Asia pacific, AlickNyirendaAfrica, David Lopez from America and AlaaSebeh from Arab region.
After the question answers and tea break the second parallel session 2 was about CBR in practice. The presentations were about challenges in implementing CBR in India, wheelchair catalogue, promoting peer support in Bangladesh, CBR workers perception about provision of wheelchair, integrated and sustainable development, CBR contribution in main streaming in Nigeria, the Lao disability policy development process, CBR and inclusive health in Afghanistan, Functions of DPO’s, CBR in rural China , innovative practices of disability community workers in rural areas of South Africa, DPO’s contribution in eye care system in Indonesia, inclusive sanitation healthful and hygienic living, Mongolia experience on empowering national DPO’s, role of self-help groups In CBR, promoting community mental health in Cameroon, factors associated with mental health, rights based approach in sustainability, promotion and accessibility of CBR, economic empowerment, women with disabilities against child marriage, Engaging for health rights rural people with disabilities, intellectual disability, towards an inclusive society, impact assessment of vocational training.
After lunch break interactive session – II was held, Breakout CBR in practice. It was divided in seven sessions with different facilitators. After this the 3rd parallel session was on CBR stakeholders and workforce and capacity development took place. It was divided in four stakeholders and presentations was about alliances with national and local governments for CBR implementation, Empowerment and participation to ensure DPO’s ownership, coordination among relevant departments for effect, CBID, mobilization for action building sustainable CBR, person with disability as policy advocates in DRR, promoting the need and voice of family careers , role of stakeholders in CBR, multi-stakeholder approach of CBR, active aging in the community, CBR/inclusive development guide, role of traditional rulers in CBR programs, two way model of CBR.
Workforce and capacity development it was divided in 2 parallel sessions and discussed about training need assessment for CBIT/CBR in Egypt, rehabilitation community workers as change agent, capacity development for inclusive CBR, innovative interdisciplinary CBR training, social work develop their professional role in CBR after 2008, role of volunteers in implementing CBR. After this, interactive forum CBR in practice in this forum volunteers from different interactive groups were summarized main points of interactive sessions.
03 Day 03- Thursday , September 29, 2016
On Thursday September 29 was started from plenary Session – III innovation and evidence Chaired by AzmanMohdYusof. A new gateway to CBR, monitoring and evaluation of CBR, mental and community development, UNICEF contribution to CBR was the topic. After break parallel session 4 took place it was about practice research monitoring and evaluation in CBR. It was divided in three research sessions and presentation were on Action research induces empowerment actions, a study on impact of financial inclusion for person with disabilities , CBR training international approaches, Examining the factors that limit inclusion, draft conducting and using evidence based research, evaluating the impact of a CBR training program to empower parents of children with CP, using the RAD to measure disability in India, evaluating the training of trainers, disabled youth social participant in Sri lanka , the right to education through CBR and leprosy stigma reduction through participation of DPO’s.
Development of the Thai ICF information system, management information system for person with disabilities, promoting the health of intellectually disabled athletes through sports and piloting a qualitative evaluation of special Olympics, monitoring on inclusion, roads to inclusion.
Practice 8 was about CBR in practice, overcome barriers to social inclusion for women with disabilities, SGC initiatives towards empowerment, integrating CBR with DID. Practice 9 was on empowering people with disabilities through inclusive humanitarian aid, promotion of inclusive education for children with disabilities; Sustainable development by building community based inclusive institutions, disability, CBR and social representations. After lunch break interactive forum 3, Breakout the way forward. In which seven interactive sessions were held. After this, interactive forum 3, plenary the way forward, volunteers from different interactive groups sum up key points of interactive sessions.
At the end the closing remarks of CGN president, WHO and the deputy minister women, family and community development Malaysia.

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