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Doing old things in new ways since 1999.

We are specialised in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Disability Inclusive Development (DID).

Capacity Development

We offer capacity development trajectories to our partners and are a knowledge centre on CBR and DID for the Liliane Foundation.
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Research

In the past 20 years, Enablement initiated and contributed to several research studies and evaluations. These have contributed to the body of knowledge on CBR.
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Innovation

Enablement makes use of existing knowledge and tools to offer innovative solutions to existing problems.
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CBR for Inclusive Development

Our documentary “CBR for Inclusive Development” displays the realities of CBR in the field. Filmmaker Thomas Koopman spent one month in Nepal to visit several project sites of the Karuna Foundation Nepal.

The documentary highlights the key position of CBR facilitators in Community Based Rehabilitation. You will find good practices as well as challenges covered in all domains of the WHO CBR Matrix.

Latest News

September 10, 2019
By Huib Cornielje

LRI Nepal research

In collaboration with NLR Nepal, MetaMeta and the Agriculture and Forestry University Nepal Enablement studies the physical and social barriers that lead to exclusion of people with physical disabilities to access water for agriculture, (water buffering) strategies that may lead to better access to and management of water for agriculture and ultimately if better crop production […]
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September 2, 2019
By Huib Cornielje

Flashcard on Accessibility Audits

A new flashcard on Accessibility Audits is available. It can be provided on request. For more information visit our page.
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July 14, 2019
By Huib Cornielje

Press release DaNa- funded project

Better late than never.. a press release on February 8 2018 introduces our DaNa-funded project on improving economic opportunities for people with disabilities in Myanmar.
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  • We support Healthcare Information For All

    HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is a global social movement to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries.
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    Enablement Nepal

    Enablement-Nepal is an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote the rights of persons with disabilities through capacity building of actors and organisations in Disability, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID).
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Projects

Enablement works closely with people with disabilities, their families, and other stakeholders on all levels in various projects around the world.

Disability Inclusive Water Management & Agriculture

We believe that people with a disability can contribute significantly in the field of agriculture and that this has many benefits for both the individual and society.
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Economic Empowerment Project Myanmar

People with disabilities and people affected by leprosy, especially women, face many problems in Myanmar. Their human rights are often violated, and businesses and decision-makers consistently do not take into consideration the challenges and concernsfaced by households affected by disability (meaning one or more household member has a disability).
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RehApp

Rehabilitation Knowledge Base for fieldworkers.

The RehApp Mobile app is freely available for fieldworkers in low-and middle-income countries and aims to enhance their capacity to work with people with disabilities within the community: assess their abilities and inabilities, design rehabilitation interventions, provide care and support and refer appropriately.

It consists of different chapters – covering various types of impairments – organised according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, commonly known as the ICF. The RehApp offers fieldworkers basic information on possible causes, signs and symptoms related to a specific impairment and provides practical intervention options at personal, relational and societal level. The RehApp ensures that fieldworkers always have relevant and practical information at hand. However, the RehApp is not meant to perform medical examination and services. Users will need to rely on a correct diagnosis by a (medical) specialist first!

The RehApp is available for free, and once downloaded, can be used in any setting without internet access. The chapters on Amputation, Burns, Cerebral Palsy, Clubfoot, Leprosy and Spinal Cord Injury are currently available.

Enablement, along with various experts in the field of disability, are also busy developing more chapters, including Albinism, Communication Disability, Developmental Dysplasia Hip, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairment, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Health-Psychiatry, Muscular Dystrophy, Post-Polio Paralysis, Spina Bifida (and Hydrocephalus), and Stroke.

To contact the RehApp coordinator, please press the More info button below.
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