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Making Cities Inclusive: Safe Mobility for Persons with Disabilities in Developing Countries

Service line: Inclusion and Empowerment / Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Project: Making Cities Inclusive: Safe Mobility for Persons with Disabilities in Developing Countries. Review of Project Findings, Learning and Advocacy support for Handicap International. 

Client: Humanity & Inclusion (International NGO)

UrbanEmerge Consultant: Andreas Beavor - Team Leader

Partner organisations: World Enabled 

Dates: 03/2018 - 06/2018

UrbanEmerge led an assignment, working with disability inclusion specialists World Enabled, to support Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International) to define best practice and lessons learned in HI projects relating to the development-transportation-accessibility-inclusion nexus. Findings fed into a Policy Brief and four Thematic Factsheets, which supported HI advocacy towards decision-makers at the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York to review the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); particularly SDG 11 (sustainable cities) including Target 11.2 on safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all. Andreas undertook focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews in Nepal and Lao PDR and remotely coordinated local teams to undertake similar data collection in Burkina Faso, DRC, Haiti, Kenya and Senegal. 

One of Humanity and Inclusion’s key advocacy strategies is in raising the status of disability access, not just for urban planning departments, but in policy areas such as education, access to employment and disaster risk management, leading to Thematic Briefs and recommendations that are tailored towards those policy areas.

The advocacy material is available here:

Project Blog: Click here