Who we are
Enablement is specialised in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Disability Inclusive Development (DID). Training, research and consultancy are at the heart of our work. We are a company that runs on a not-for-profit basis. Rather than measuring our success by financial profits, we prefer to measure the social impact of our actions for persons with disabilities in predominantly lower and middle-income countries. We permanently try to bridge the gap between academic and government bodies and grassroots practitioners.
What do we mean by social impact? We envision empowered persons with disabilities, who participate in society, are accepted by others, and have access to services that improve their quality of life. Therefore we don't take the existence of inclusive policies and legislations for granted, but realise these are of little or no use if they are not domesticated and enforced by civil society.
Besides the core team of Enablement, we work with a number of associates. They form an international team of committed disability and rehabilitation professionals from various academic fields. This multi-disciplinary team consists of well-experienced researchers, evaluators, specialists in organisational and institutional development, lobbyists and trainers. We work together with an extensive international network of universities and international governmental and non-governmental organisations, but also with grassroots organisations as well as a multitude of disabled people's organisations, both local and national.