Pre conclave caucus for people with disabilitiesAaina organized a one day consultation as pre conclave caucus for persons with disabilities on 23rd August 2018. The program was supported by Swabhiman, SMRC, SADHANA and Odisha Vikash Conclave. OVC is a state level initiative with an objective to identify development deficits in Odisha and lay out a distinctive road map in social development areas in state. The state level pre conclave organized aimed to bring forward and discuss inclusion of people with disabilities in different tracks of OVC, challenges involved and develop concrete recommendation for inclusion of people with disabilities as beneficiaries and change makers.
Guests from NCSCDA, Dept. of Social Security and Empowerment of PWDs, representative from SADHANA, Ms. Srutee Mohapatra, Ms. Sneha Mishra and Mihir Mohanty discussed about the importance of involvement of PWDs in the OVC. One hundred and fifty persons with disabilities from different parts of Odisha actively participated. All the participants were divided in to 6 groups and each group was in charge of 3 tracks for discussion. Groups were given one hour for presentation of the recommendation in front of NGOs and government authorities.
Tracks for discssion included
• Health & Wellness
• Child Rights.
• Tribal Development
• Food & Nutrition
• Employment & Migration:
• School Education & Quality learning:
• Rain fed Agriculture
• Forest & Non forest commons
• Social Exclusion & Inequality
• Corporate Sector in Localizing SDG
• University Community Conne.
• River Ecology
• Inclusive Governance & Social Accountability
• Green Skill & Entrepreneurship Development
• Democratizing Urban Governance
• Panchayati Raj
• Women & Violence