On the occasion of the World Community Development Conference, CBM is launching its first ever ‘Community Based Inclusive Development’ Report.
What is Community Based Inclusive Development?
Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) is a major pillar of CBM’s programming. As an approach to ensure that people with disabilities are respected and included in their communities on an equal basis in all areas of life, CBID is an essential contribution to CBM’s vision of an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.
CBM has a strong legacy in CBID, having influenced the continuous evolution of inclusive community development over decades and at a global scale. This report will give you an overview of the history of CBID and CBM’s contribution. In 2021, 189 programmes are being implemented with the technical and financial support of CBM in 33 countries all over the world.
Access the CBID Report
CBID during the global pandemic
2020 and 2021 have been unusual years. With the unfolding pandemic, community programmes have had to constantly adapt to continue their work within ever-changing rules and restrictions. This report gives an insight into the support CBM provided to our partners to this end. The pandemic has laid bare how fragile the living conditions of many persons with disabilities are and how discriminating response mechanisms can become if organisations of persons with disabilities are not included in preparing the response from the outset. It has also displayed the power of local and inclusive community responses to ensure no one is left behind during a global crisis. This is encouraging to the worldwide community of CBID practitioners.
This report comes at a very critical period. With our dedicated investment in innovation, capacity development and Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, CBM will continue to influence community development to ensure persons with disabilities are included and participate in their communities on an equal basis for the benefit of all.
World Community Development Conference
From 21-23 June 2021 CBM is participating in the World Community Development Conference (WCDC). For more information on our contribution at the conference, read this article.
Publications on our COVID-19 Response
CBM has committed to a process of reflection during the COVID 19 pandemic, drawing from both the lived experiences of people with disabilities and community workers (the PULSE Study), and from a reflection on our own response in support of our community-based partners (Locked Down, Not Locked Out). Access both studies here.