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  • 02-11: Huib Cornielje is in Myanmar from October 21st to November 3rd to give a training in Disability Awareness, Advocacy and Action. This is a training of trainers course for the Civic Engagement Alliance and DANA/DFID-supported programme "Enabling the sustainable economic growth of people with disabilities, through innovative micro-finance  and agricultural approaches". The programme is executed by The Leprosy Mission, BRAC and Enablement.

  • 30-10: Enablement together with Caritas Germany, Norwegian Association for the Disabled, Light for the World Austria, International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and Liliane Foundation is currenlty collecting data for the so-called Essential Standards study. The objective of this study is to understand the context, profiles, challenges and support systems of CBR field workers (or social workers, health workers, etc). We are collecting data in Vietnam, Tajikistan, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Malawi and Zambia. This will help to identify training needs and ultimately improve field worker knolwedge & skills, increase quality of care, and professionalism of the field worker. Marije just returned from a visit to Uganda where she interacted with field workers and clients of the Benedict Eye Hospital - a Liliane Foundation-sponsored CBR programme.

  • 02-10: Enablement visited Nigeria from Sept-9 till Sept-22. The first week, we trained staff of The Leprosy Mission Nigeria and members of Disabled Peoples Organisations on Lobby & Advocacy for accessibility and disability rights. This training was funded by EP-NUFFIC and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands. In the second week, staff of TLMN received a training on Community Based Rehabilitation. On Sept-21, we had a symposium on the role of religious leaders in leprosy stigma as a follow-up of our study with The University of Jos and TLMN, funded by The Leprosy Research Initiative.

  • 14-08: Enablement visited The Leprosy Mission Myanmar in July to plan and discuss our 3-year project, which is funded by DaNa. In this project we aim to establish access to micro-credit for people with disabilities (together with BRAC) and assist people with disabilities to become employed. We are very excited about this project and look forward to strengthen the economic position of disabled people in Myanmar. The pictures show a focus group discussion with village people and a market place that we want to make accessible for all people.

  • 14-07: Enablement will visit The Leprosy Mission Myanmar to discuss our joint project on employment and income-generation for people with disabilities. More information will follow later.

  • 12-07: Marije Cornielje attended a Summer School on Reproductive Health and Rights in Gent, Belgium. Lectures were provided on a range of SRHR themes among others on LGBTIQQ rights, female genital mutilation, gender inequality, and infertility in an international setting. SRHR as a theme received increasingly more attention and the challenge is to ensure that services and information become inclusive to all.

  • 05-04: Enablement attended the 2-day Spring Meeting of the Leprosy Research Initative in Veendendaal, The Netherlands. During this meeting, projects funded by the LRI were presented and discussed. On Friday Enablement(-Nepal) presented their two LRI-funded projects 'Breaking barriers' (inclusive water management in Nepal) and 'The Role of Christian Churches' (on leprosy-stigma in Nigeria). Both presentations were well received and other participants provided valuable input. If you are interested in our presentations contact us at info(a)enablement.nl

  • 29-03: Marije Cornielje participated in a 3-day training on Inclusive Faciliation organised by Light For The World and Wilde Ganzen. Participants learned tips and tricks on how to include people with different types of disabilities. To demonstrate their new knowledge and skills participants trained a group of people with different types of disabilities in fund raising and lobby and advoacy. 

  • 23-03: Enablement announces its upcoming Monitoring & Evaluation Course to be held in Kathmandu (Nepal) from 21-26 August. The course is organised for policy makers, programme managers and evaluators in the field of CBR and DID who want to improve their monitoring and evaluation skills. Among course content are the PIE Toolkit, Roads to Inclusion tool, and Outcome Mapping and Outcome Harvesting. Read more information here and subscribe before June 15!

  • 31-01: Enablement contributed to development of an Open Online Course titled 'Managing Children with Cerebral Palsy'. The course aims to align global understanding of Cerebral Palsy. Read the Evaluation Report for more information.

  • 09-01: Huib Cornielje visited Vietnam for a 2-day evaluation of the health insurance programme of Achmea Foundation. He also facilitated a 2-day CBR training for representative of Partner Organisations of the Liliane Foundation from Cambodja, Myanmar and Vietnam.

  • 01-01: In the first week of January Enablement together with Enablement-Nepal, MetaMeta, Netherlands Leprosy Relief and Rampur University organised a learning and sharing workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal. During this workshop all partners presented results and progress in the LRI research project Nepal on inclusive water management. Lessons learned were shared and the team is working towards finalisation of the project by the end of 2017.