In the last five years, our work has shifted increasingly to lobbying, advocacy and capacity building for
the inclusion of people with disabilities in regular development initiatives. This started when we set up
a learning platform on the subject. We developed guidelines and piloted inclusive projects together
with NGOs and governments. We organised training programmes on disability inclusion for development practitioners. Disability specific organisations asked for our advice on how to mainstream disability and we supported Light for the World offices all over the world in the area of disability inclusion. We discovered the power of getting all stakeholders together to jointly develop and test new solutions for achieving inclusion.
As an organisation, we have now come to the point that we are ready to make lobbying, advocacy,
capacity building and innovation for disability inclusive development the core of our work, and to shape our organisation accordingly. This strategy document will explain how changes in the development sector and our own experiences inspired this decision and set out our new approach for the coming years.
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