- Documents and publications
Organisations of persons with disabilities: making a difference in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands
This report draws on two comparative case studies in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, as well as an extensive desk review of documents. It explores the roles and impact of organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) in each country and identifies key challenges and enablers affecting OPDs’ contributions to the disaster preparedness and response sector. A localisation lens was applied to the study to enable the identification of practices that support the empowerment of OPDs as local advocates and disaster preparedness and response actors.
There is growing consensus on the need for greater participation of OPDs in disaster response and preparedness. There is, however, a lack of practical guidelines and information on maximising OPDs’ engagement and impact; CBM Global IAG commissioned this study in order to address this gap.