DPOD’s development work and the Mini-programme
People with disabilities in developing countries count more than 600 million. In many developing countries, more than 15% of the population have a disability. According to the World Bank this group of people belongs to the most vulnerable, marginalised and extremely poor groups in the South.
These people are not a homogenous entity in terms of their influence, participation in society and income. Nevertheless, the majority is unemployed, ostracised and stigmatised. Many die at an early age. The quality of life for people with disabilities and their relatives is worsened by lack of education, jobs, income, support facilities, etc. Women with disabilities tend to be particularly weak and vulnerable.
The conceptual starting point for DPOD and the Mini-Programme is that people with disabilities are playing a special role in the local and global development. They need to be involved in development work related to the strengthening of civil society.
The Mini-programme defines the framework for the international development work of DPOD. Member organisations of DPOD can apply for funding for development projects and activities in cooperation with sister organisations in developing countries. Furthermore the Mini-programme supports internal capacity in the member organisations of DPOD in the area of development work.
- The 'who, what & how' contains information about who can apply for funding through the Mini-programme, what can be funded, and how to take the first steps towards a Mini-programme project and the Personnel programme
- The vision and focus and describes a frame for the development work
- The Mini-programme strategy is the concrete realisation of the cooperation agreement between DPOD and Danida and the foundation of all the projects funded by DPOD.
- Under Manuals and tools you will find tools that can support the planning and the process.
- Under Review and studies you can read the evaluations and comparative studies that has been made under the Miniprogramme
- Under Mini-programme administration you can find formats and instructions for the Miniprogramme as well as tools for making country strategies.
- The Personnel programme/development worker contains information about the purpose and objectives of the Personnel programme as well as information about posting a development worker.
- The Global line is a course in Denmark for youth leaders in the partner organisations and focuses democracy and rights for people with disabities