First International World Congress on CBR
More than 1,200 delegates from 85 countries across the world including representatives from disabled people’s organisations, policy-makers, rehabilitation experts, local and international non-governmental organisations, government officials and other stakeholders gathered at the First World International Congress on Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR), held from November 26-28, 2012 in Agra. The Congress served as a networking platform for opinion-makers and representatives of CBR and disability sector who had the opportunity to learn, share and exchange validated global practices.
“The key to realising the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” was the theme of the Congress and the objective was to promote CBR as a global strategy to realise the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Congress provided a platform to national and international experts and learners on disability to exchange opinions and information on different components of CBR viz. creation of a positive attitude towards people with disabilities, provision of rehabilitation services, provision of education and training opportunities, creation of micro and macro income generation opportunities, provision of long-term care facilities, prevention of causes of disabilities and monitoring and evaluation. Press Release (English) November 22, 2012 | Press Release (English) November 26, 2012