Manique Gunaratne attended the 2019 Disability Inclusive Development Train-the-Trainers Intensive training, organized by the Korea Disabled People’s Development Institute (KODDI) established under the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea, funded by government of Republic of Korea in Seoul, Korea in November 2019. The programme was held at the Shilla Stay Mapo Hotel.
The program was focused on building knowledge and skills in the area of disability inclusive development together with the tools to deliver participatory disability inclusive development workshops.
Korea Disabled People’s Development Institute (KODDI) as a public institution under the Ministry of Health and Welfare has been a focal point in the area of Persons with Disabilities ever since its inception in 1989. KODDI is leading “Incheon Strategy” which is a regional consensus to “Make the Right Real” for 690 million PWDs (Persons with Disabilities) in Asia and the Pacific with UNESCAP (a regional commission of United Nations Economic and Social Council). KODDI has been designated as the secretariat of Make the Right Real Fund since 2013, implementing programs benefiting PWDs in cooperation with governments, international organizations, civil societies including DPOs in Asia and the Pacific.
“2019 Disability Inclusive Development Train-the-Trainers Intensive Workshop” was the first initiative for trainers on UNCRPD and SDGs in collaboration with Harvard Law School Project on Disabilities.
The overall Objective: was to design and implement a pilot Train-the-Trainers program focusing on building knowledge and skills in the area of disability inclusive development.
Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:
1 Getting ready for the training.
2 Day 1 of the training.
3 At the training.
5 Group photograph.
6 Group work.
7 Preparing for group work.
8 Manique and Alies.
9 Manique and Deepti.
10 Manique and Mijoo.
11 Manique and Sagarika at group work.
12 Manique presenting.
13 Manique making a presentation.
14 Manique and Madina.
15 Manique, Sagarika, Jane and alies.
16 Manique, Sagarika and Madina.
17 Manique and Sagarika with banner.
18 Group work.
19 Manique, Sagarika and Amalia.
20 Group photograph.
21 Manique with the KODDI President.
22 Meeting with the KODDI officials.