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August 2014 Pacific Disability Forum. Setareki Macanawai Pacific Disability Forum Deborah Rhodes and Robyn James Australia Pacific Islands Disability

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August 2014 Pacific Disability Forum Slide 2 Setareki Macanawai Pacific Disability Forum Deborah Rhodes and Robyn James Australia Pacific Islands Disability Support Slide 3 Nelly Caleb Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (DPA) Slide 4 What is capacity? Suggested principles for contributions to DPO capacity through research 2008 workshop partnership as a contribution to capacity PDF and APIDS research questions, and methodology Findings Film Slide 5 Capability to commit and engage Capability to carry out tasks Capability to relate and to attract resources Capability to adapt and self-renew Capability to balance diversity and coherence Source: Baser and Morgan 2006 Slide 6 Apply relevant principles: Seek to understand cultural values in each context and their influence on capacity Build trust and mutual respect Recognise and value existing capacity Focus and build on strengths in each context Apply principles to research in disability: Include people with disabilities as researchers Research collaboratively Research for the benefit of participants Make sure the messages are useful Slide 7 Slide 8 Slide 9 Capacity Development for Effective and Efficient Disabled Peoples Organisations in Pacific Island Countries Undertaken 2011-13 Slide 10 Synthesise existing research on capacity development pathways for DPOs Provide opportunities for reflection and learning in DPOs about capacity Identify issues affecting capacity of DPOs Develop principles and themes for DPOs own capacity development Identify preferred approaches for partners who wish to contribute to DPO capacity Slide 11 1. What capacity do DPOs consider they have already? 2. What factors influence the current capacity of DPOs? 3. What has worked well in terms of capacity development processes undertaken by DPOs themselves to date? Slide 12 4. What are DPO priorities for future organizational capacity development? 5. What are effective and preferred approaches and tools for development partners to contribute to DPO capacity? Research Questions (2) Slide 13 A literature survey which identified that no other strengths-based research had been undertaken of DPOs internationally and little information was publicly available about the capacity of DPOs in the Pacific or elsewhere Visits to 12 countries, which included: training of researchers Interviews group meetings planning and report-back workshops Slide 14 Cook Islands Tonga Samoa Fiji Kiribati Tuvalu Nauru Vanuatu Solomon Islands PNG FSM Palau Slide 15 Country reports and country summaries, including case studies Pacific wide report Slide 16 Preparations before visits identification of DPO nominated researcher At least one researcher from PDF and APIDS spent one week in-country with DPO First day with research team Series of workshops/interviews/meetings with DPO members Interviews with other stakeholders Report back and planning workshop with DPO members Drafting and revision of country report Slide 17 DPOs priorities for their own capacity pathways What DPOs would like to be able to meet their priorities How DPOs would like their partners to contribute Overall conclusions Slide 18 Slide 19 Expand on commitment among people with disabilities Strategic and action planning and ability to implement agreed plans Opportunities to increase the practice of advocacy Stronger networks, relationships and partnerships at local, national, regional and international levels Increased skills and confidence to use existing skills among members and Board members Increased and reliable funding for operating costs Increased membership and access by members to the DPO and the DPO to members Slide 20 Slide 21 Slide 22 Slide 23 Slide 24 Slide 25 Slide 26 Slide 27 Slide 28 Slide 29 Slide 30 Slide 31 Slide 32 Slide 33 Slide 34 Slide 35 Slide 36 Slide 37 Slide 38 Slide 39 Slide 40 Slide 41 Slide 42 Slide 43 Slide 44 Slide 45 Slide 46 Slide 47 Slide 48 Slide 49 This is our agenda. Slide 50 Research team and participants in Luganville, Vanuatu Slide 51 PDF website APIDS website

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