Pacific Disability Forum

Objective

PDF will strengthen partnership and advocate for policies and programs to create pre-condition for inclusion.

Summary

Pre-condition for inclusion cuts across development, DRR, humanitarian and it will mobilise the whole of PDF and its members. If these pre-conditions are not realised, it will undermine inclusion of persons with disabilities of all ages in all sectors. PDF will put a strong focus on six different themes which are key pre-conditions for inclusion.

These are accessibility, assistive device, non-discrimination, social protection, support services and Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID). PDF will work with both national DPOs and relevant government departments to ensure that they are optimally equipped to advocate for their realisation as well as with all other relevant stakeholders to catalyse and frame concrete initiatives.

The work on the regional accessibility standards blueprints or on regional procurement for assistive devices are good examples of what PDF should do and how it can be done.

Goals

Goal 8: Pre-Condition For Inclusion