Results from Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre Conference
July 2, 2013
The Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London, held a one-day conference on the 17th June, showcasing the results from the Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme. This UK-Aid funded research aimed to include a disability component within mainstream development projects, and was conducted in partnership with academics, practitioners and disabled people’s organisations. Conference presentations discussed projects examining a disability and urban agriculture project in Kenya, access to water and sanitation in Uganda and Zambia, access to maternal and child health for women with disabilities in rural Nepal and a project linking mental health, stigma and multidimensional poverty in India. The presentations from the conference are now available to view, and a video of the event will follow shortly.
Click here for conference information and presentations: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lc-ccr/ccdrp/conference
A new toolkit developed by the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College of London: “Research Toolkit for Disabled People’s Organizations: How to undertake and use applied research”, was also launched at the conference. The toolkit is a component of the Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme, and is a resource for disabled people's organizations to better understand why they might decide to undertake research, how to commission, design and monitor the process and how to use research findings.
The toolkit can be downloaded here: www.ucl.ac.uk/lc-ccr/ccdrp/downloads/DPO_toolkit.pdf