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2.4.8. Strengthening IE with attention to people with disabilities

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Indicators: a) GP and LL on strengthening livelihoods of people with disabilities in IE identified.

b) Challenges on strengthening livelihoods for people with disabilities in IE identified and possible means to overcome challenges identified and analysed.

Data Analysis Methods: Identification of GP and LL on the IE with attention to people with disabilities; Analysis of GP and LL to determine adaptability and scalability; Identification of challenges identified during promotion and implementation and determine if/how these were overcome.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1) Involve people with disabilities in developing national or local strategies to eradicate poverty.

ReferenceDube, A., 2005, Participation Of Disabled People In The PRSP/PEAP Process In Uganda, Thematic evaluation, Disability Knowledge & Research, DFID, London.

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2) Include attention to people with disabilities in programmes/projects with people dependent on the IE. Provide advocacy to stimulate skills training for people with disabilities.

ReferenceReinprecht, Karin, 2013, Promoting rights and opportunities for people with disabilities in employment through legislation (PROPEL) Midterm Evaluation, Midterm or interim evaluation, ILO, Geneva, Covered countries: Azerbaijan, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, and Zambia.

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3) Stimulate the media to portray people with disabilities in various occupations including in IE work. Include images of people with disabilities in materials produced by projects oriented towards people dependent on the IE.

ReferenceReinprecht, Karin, 2013, Promoting rights and opportunities for people with disabilities in employment through legislation (PROPEL) Midterm Evaluation, Midterm or interim evaluation, ILO, Geneva, Covered countries: Azerbaijan, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, and Zambia.

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4) Tackle disability-stigma and involve people with disability in agricultural activities, following 5 key priorities:

  • Promote income-generating and employment opportunities that include people with disabilities ‘needs and priorities.
  • Update production technologies to meet the requirements of rural workers with disabilities.
  • Promote/facilitate occupational health and safety (OSH) in work implemented by people with disabilities who are dependent on the IE, including accident prevention
  • Integrate disability issues into national development policies and programmes as related to people dependent on the IE.
  • Develop the capacity of civil society organisations and people with disabilities to engage in policy development.

ReferenceNew Agriculturist, 2013, Disability and Agriculture, General background document on issues in our research matrix, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research, Rome.

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5) Include post-training support such as job-placement and specialised training for people with disabilities to retain their employment.

Develop partnerships between entities that can strengthen entrepreneurial skills and business development opportunities for people with disabilities.

Reference: Cambronero, Sergio; Midling, Michael; Molina, Francisco, 2012, Mid-term Evaluation-USAID Improving Access to Employment Program in El Salvador, Midterm or interim evaluation, USAID, Washington DC.

 

SOURCE: RNSF research - Volume 4,2

 

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