INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BASICS OF CONDUCTING EMANCIPATORY RESEARCH IN COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION (CBR) PROGRAMMES
Hotel Pearl Manila, Philippines, 27-28 November 2011
Download the workshop registration form in word format - in PDF format
The second Asia Pacific CBR Congress will be held in Manila (Philippines) from 29 November to 1 December 2011. The pre-congress workshop on “Conducting Research in CBR” will be held from 27 to 28 November 2011.
The pre-congress workshop is organised jointly by AIFO/Italy in collaboration with Disability and Rehabilitation team of WHO (WHO/DAR), CBM/Germany and other partners.
RATIONALE OF THE WORKSHOP
A large number of participants coming from different countries are expected at AP CBR congress in Manila. Thus it can be an important opportunity to use for strengthening the research capacity of persons working in CBR programmes.
According to WHO/DAR, research on different aspects of CBR continues to be extremely limited.
This workshop will focus on “Emancipatory Research”, this means, research where persons with disabilities and DPOs play an active role. Emancipatory research is based on human rights model of disability.
TARGET PARTICIPANTS FOR THE WORKSHOP
The workshop is targeted specifically at persons working in CBR programmes as well as persons with disabilities and DPO members involved in CBR programmes.
Participants should have some experience in a CBR Programme. No previous experience in research is necessary. Knowledge of English is necessary for participating in the workshop.
The workshop will have a maximum of 35 participants. The participants will be confirmed on the “first-come first served” basis. Persons wishing to join the workshop are asked to complete the registration form (in word format - in PDF format) and send it to Ms. Felicita Veluri by email at: felicita.veluri(at)aifo.it
The workshop is being organised by AIFO/Italy on “no loss, no profit” basis. Thus participants are asked to contribute only to the actual expenses of workshop.
The cost of participation in the workshop is of 3000,00 Php (50 Euro) per person. This includes registration, course materials, tea, coffee and buffet lunch on two days of the workshop.
Participants need to make their own arrangements for hotel bookings, and for transport to the workshop venue. All participants will be asked to pay this amount on the morning of 27 November, before the start of the workshop.
LEARNING GOALS OF THE WORKSHOP
Research means a systematic way of looking at issues, problems and their underlying factors for understanding them and for finding solutions. The proposed workshop has the following 3 goals:
(1) Understanding the basic concepts of health systems research for identifying problems suitable for emancipatory research.
(2) Understanding the role of different barriers and strategies used by CBR programmes to overcome those barriers.
(3) Planning a simple field research in CBR with an active role for persons with disabilities and their organisations.
RESOURCE PERSONS FOR THE WORKSHOP
The Workshop will be coordinated by Dr. Sunil Deepak (AIFO/Italy). Other resource persons for the workshop include Mr. Giampiero Griffo (DPI), Ms. Venus Illagan (Rehabilitation International) and Mr. Venkatesh Balakrishna (Disabled activist and consultant).
In addition, a group of 5 persons from India, who have conducted an emancipatory research in a district CBR programme covering 22,000 disabled persons, will also share their experiences. This group is composed of Dr Jayanth Kumar, Dr Parthipan Ramasamy, Mr. Ramesh Gariyappa, Mr. Cheluvaraju and Ms. Venkatlaxmi.
The workshop will be conducted in an interactive manner with group work and simulation exercises on actual issues faced by CBR programmes in the field, based on CBR matrix and the CBR Guidelines. Thus each participant has to play an active role in the workshop.
The workshop will be organised in 4 sessions for a total of 14 hours. Each session will be of three and half hours:
Session 1: Introduction to health systems research, understanding barriers, constructing problem trees and identifying problems for research.
Session 2: Introduction to different research approaches, understanding and planning emancipatory research
Session 3: Conducting emancipatory research, issues for CBR programme managers, role of DPOs and self-help groups
Session 4: Sharing the research findings, research and advocacy, using research to promote empowerment
The workshop will be held at Hotel Pearl Manila, General Luana street, Corner Taft and United Nations Avenues, Ermita, Manila, Philippines, Tel. 400.0088 / 400.0368 / 400.0369, Fax. 400.0077 Website: www.pearl-manila.com
The hotel, workshop area, and lunch areas are accessible to wheel chairs.
If you need any additional information, you can write to the workshop coordinator Dr. Sunil Deepak by email at sunil.deepak(at)aifo.it
The participation form. Complete the Registration form (in word format - in PDF format) and send it by email to felcita.veluri(at)aifo.it as soon as possible. If you are accepted for the workshop, you will receive an email confirmation.