Leonard Cheshire Development Centre


Panel Discussion at CCDRP conference

Promoting equity: cross-cutting disability in international development research.

Cross Cutting Disability Research Programme (CCDRP) Final Dissemination Conference

17th June 2013

Jeremy Bentham Room, University College London

Presentations from the conference are now available to view [link]

Programme [link]

Press Release [link]

Background Briefing Papers

Papers subject to revision

Cross-cutting Disability Research Programme Summary [link]

Maternal and new-born care practices among disabled women, and their attendance in community groups in rural Makwanpur, Nepal [link]

The relationship of Mental illness, poverty and stigma: a study of multidimensional poverty [link]

Disability and Urban Agriculture – An innovative approach [link]

Undoing inequity: inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene programmes that deliver for all: Uganda and Zambia [link]

Research Toolkit Launch

The event also held the launch of the Research Toolkit for Disabled People’s Organisations: How to undertake and use applied research. This toolkit has been developed as a component of the Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme to be a resource for disabled people's organisations to better understand why they might decide to undertake research, how to commission, design and monitor the procress and how to use research findings.

The toolkit is available for download here: [link]

Conference overview

Attendees: UK and internationally based stakeholders - including representatives from DFID and other donor agencies, project partners (academic and practitioners), Disabled People’s Organisations, NGOs, academics and other stakeholders.

This one day final dissemination conference showcased research findings, outputs and policy implications from the DFID funded Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme which finishes in June 2013.

The project has explored how to mainstream disability in international health and development programmes, ranging from a peri-urban agriculture project in Kenya; maternal and child health programme in rural Nepal; mental health programme in New Delhi; to water and sanitation projects in rural Zambia and Uganda. The programme also supported Disabled People’s Organisations, and local academic institutions to mainstream disability and development research. Members of the Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme team and field-based research partners from Africa and Asia, presented key findings and highlights from research as well as discussed challenges and opportunities arising from the overall project approach.