|The Vision of the Network is “Inclusive and empowered communities.”
- Promoting the concept of Community-based Inclusive Development (CBID) in line with the CBR Guidelines and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and human rights through global, regional, sub-regional and national CBR networks and other partners;
- Ensuring CBR as an effective strategy to realize the CRPD and related national and international laws and legislations;
- Applying the principles of the CRPD into daily life of men and women with disabilities, children with disabilities and their families, especially those who are with severe/multiple disabilities;
- Developing an alliance with other disadvantaged groups to reduce poverty, and to seek social justice and equity in society;
- Working with CBR partners and other stakeholders to develop mutual capacity;
- Partnering with other stakeholders to achieve the vision of the CBR Global Network; and
- Working with Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) to ensure the empowerment of persons with disabilities and their participation in all decisions related to their lives.
- To promote, support and strengthen CBR regional networks;
- To promote and raise awareness on human rights, the CRPD and CBR strategy;
- To promote and ensure full involvement of persons with disabilities in planning, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CBR;
- To promote the concept of Community-based Inclusive Development (CBID) especially in terms of reducing poverty, empowerment of persons with disabilities,their families and community people at large;
- To set up a virtual/cloud-based global resource center related to CBR;
- To provide a forum for knowledge management and information exchange;
- To develop and maintain a global CBR database;
- To support and facilitate global training programs related to CBR;
- To facilitate research in the field of CBR, disability and development, and other related social issues.
- To influence global policies, programs and initiatives related to disability rights and development;
- To support the organization of regional/global congress or events related to CBR;
- To partner with the United Nations agencies, international organizations and other networks to achieve its goals;
- To mobilize resources related to its objectives; and
- To refrain from any political activities.
The 1st CBR World Congress
Over 1,000 delegates of representatives from disabled people’s organisations, policy makers, rehabilitation experts, local and international non-governmental organisations, government officials and other stakeholders from around the globe attended the first Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) World Congress in Agra, India during 26-28 November 2012.