MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER
10MSP Opening Ceremony
An opening ceremony took place in the Salle des Assemblées featuring the participation of the Minsters of Foreign Affairs of Albania and Switzerland and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Opening of Victim Assistance Parallel Programme
Geneva Launch of the Guidelines on Community Based Rehabilitation
Understanding the Context : Victim Assistance, the CRPD, and CBR as a Tool for Implementation
Workshop on the Community-based Rehabilitation Guidelines
A) An Overview of the Guidelines on Community-Based Rehabilitation
This introductory session provided an overview of disability, the development of CBR, and the CBR matrix.
B) Guidelines on Community-Based Rehabilitation: Health Component
CBR programmes have the potential to support people with disabilities in attaining their highest possible level of health, working across five key areas of health, promotion, prevention, medical care, rehabilitation and assistive devices. This session examined the health component of the CBR matrix, and took a deeper look into these five key areas.Tuesday 30 November 2010.
TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER
Workshop on the Community-based Rehabilitation Guidelines (Continued)
C) Guidelines on Community-Based Rehabilitation: Education Component
The universal right to education is firmly established in international instruments that have global endorsement: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26 (2), and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 28 (3). The focus on education allowed participants to understand how CBR can be used as a tool for the realisation of this right.
D) Guidelines on Community-Based Rehabilitation: Empowerment Component
The empowerment component focuses on the importance of empowering people with disabilities, their family members and communities to facilitate the mainstreaming of disability across each sector and to ensure that everybody is able to access their rights and entitlements. This session examined themes of awareness and capacity building to facilitate the empowerment of persons with disabilities, their families and communities.
Guidelines on Community-Based Rehabilitation: Empowerment Component
Peer support occurs when people provide common knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. Peer support is used among different groups of people who live in various types of trauma situation. Peer support has been successfully used for psychosocial support and empowerment of survivors and persons with disabilities in several landmine affected countries. Peer support is an effective way to empower landmine survivors and other persons with disabilities who are traumatized or live in isolation. Peer support is cost-effective and easy to perform.
E) Guidelines on Community-Based Rehabilitation: Livelihoods Component
CBR programmes can help individuals and their families to secure the necessities of life and improve their economic and social situations. This session will examine the livelihoods component of the CBR Guidelines, focusing on key elements such as skills development, self-employment, financial services, wage employment and social protection.
F) Guidelines on Community-Based Rehabilitation: Management of CBR Programmes
This session will examine the management cycle in more detail to help participants to understand the important aspects of each stage and how they can be applied to develop and strengthen CBR programmes to ensure that they ultimately meet the needs of people with disabilities and their family members.
WEDNESDAY 1 DECEMBER (10MSP Plenary)
Agenda item 11(a) Consideration of the General Status and Operation of the Convention: Assisting the Victims
States Parties that have indicated that they are responsible for significant numbers of landmine survivors were given the opportunity provide brief updates (6-8 minutes) on steps they have been taken to apply actions #23 through #33 of the Cartagena Action Plan. All delegations were given the opportunity to review and comment of the relevant portions of the draft Geneva Progress Report 2009-2010.
THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER
Field Visit: Inclusive Recreation, Leisure and Sports in action
During this one-day field visit, participants had the opportunity to learn about the work of Plusport, the umbrella organisation for sports for persons with a disability in Switzerland. The visit was broken down into two parts; the first part allowed participants to engage in discussions about inclusive recreation and sporting activities; while during the second part of the day, participants had the opportunity to see Plusport training in action.