PNGADP has been receiving funding support from DRAF which is an international donor ONLY for DPOs to support CRPD Advocacy project/programs. A two day successful workshop has been funded by the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRAF) was carried out at the Department for Community Development and Religion conference room.
Present at the workshop was PNGADP Program manager Ross Tip, FAS Disability Konio Doko, AES Disability Grace Yamba and Acting Deputy Secretary for Community Development Nancy Kavop who gave welcome remarks and officially opened the workshop
The workshop was simply to develop key activities that will see from June to December 2019 and also to go over the NEC Directives complying with Convention on the Rights of Person with Disability (CRPD). The groups present at the workshop were Women with Disability (WWD), Association of Blind and Visual Impaired (PNGABVI), PNG Deaf Association, PNG Sign Language Interpreters Association and Paraquad Association of PNG. The reason behind the workshop is to build a coalition funding among national single line DPO’s and also presentations were also done regarding each respective single line DPO’s.
The objective of the workshop was to further develop and build the capacity of the ‘In-Country Resource Team’ through the respective single line and provincial DPO as per outlined in the NDP strategy for specific impairment representation to address disability inclusion agendas alongside the government and development partners in PNG. And also to ensure that various advocacy project ideas of the national single line and provincial DPOs are collectively combined to form the revised new National Advocacy Plan for PNGADP for the next 5 years 2021-2025.