Vision and focus
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is the overall framework within which the Mini-Programme seeks to improve the rights and conditions of persons with disabilities in developing countries. The Mini-Programme also promotes the inclusion and mainstreaming of disability at all levels of development cooperation.
The Mini-programme strategy is the foundation for all the projects funded by DPOD. The basis for DPOD and the Mini-programme is that disabled people play a special part in the global and local development. When it comes to development of civil society it is the belief that disabled people must be involved in the development work.
Overall, the investment in disabled persons is a precondition for fulfilling the objectives of the Danish development policy. This is especially true in relation to the democratic and human rights aspects of development work. It is crucial for a positive development that disabled people obtain knowledge about their rights and are motivated to participate in decision making processes at all levels of society. Today, disabled people belong to the most marginalised and vulnerable group within the area of development and aid cooperation.
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