3rd Community Based Rehabilitation World Congress call for abstracts/proposals

The 3rd CBR/CBID World Congress will be taking place on 28-30 July 2020 in Entebbe, Uganda with the theme to Leave No One Behind – local to global multisectoral collaboration for persons with disabilities to realise their human rights in communities.

The Congress will act as a major global focus point for all stakeholders in CBR/CBID and Inclusive Development to share their voice, demonstrate best practices, document innovations, forge new directions including using digital technology and social media in social action, construct strategic alliances, and formulate innovative disability services. This Congress is the subsequent step to make the aspirations and commitments of global statements on CBR/CBID a reality. It is continuing to build on the progress made earlier in the CBR/CBID congresses focusing on shaping the future of disability services and inclusive development actions globally for individuals with different disabilities.

The Congress is also looking for particular participation from other marginalised groups such as women, ethnic minorities, members of the aging population and activist groups. They are also calling for abstracts / proposals for presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, for example food justice, women’s rights, the role of carers, disaster risk reduction, people affected by neglected tropical diseases, as these relate to people with disabilities and their families. The hope is to have innovative and practical presentations – that can even be provocative with a focus on learning for all the participants. They encourage presentations from under-represented groups and presentations in unusual and innovative formats. Whatever the format, they expect all the presentations to be participative and engaging – creating dialogue with one another, not just talking at people!

With the expectation of about a thousand participants, the CBR Global Network is hoping to get abstracts/proposals particularly from people who are not academics but are practitioners with something interesting to share.

The submission of abstracts/proposals is due by 31 October 2019 and you can find more information here.