Are you interested in international disability engagement?
NDS is a founding member of the Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC), which celebrated its ten-year anniversary last year. NDS continues to have a seat on the Executive Committee of the ADDC and supports the Consortium’s work in promoting disability inclusion in developing countries.
What is the ADDC?
A network of agencies, organisations and individuals with an interest in disability-inclusive development within Australia and internationally. ADDC’s vision is to have a world free of poverty and for people with disability to be able to exercise their human rights in an inclusive society.
What does the ADDC do?
The consortium has two main roles – advocacy and lobbying to DFAT (the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) to consider disability inclusion in its programs, and supporting development organisations in Australia to be more disability inclusive.
How can I get involved?
From becoming an ADDC member to volunteering with the consortium, there are many ways to get involved with the ADDC’s work in international disability inclusion. Find out more on the ADDC website.
Already working in the space?
If you’re currently involved in international disability work, please get in touch with Jessica Lobo, one of our Sector Support Consultants in NSW on 02 9256 3137 or via . NDS is keen to hear from members about their experiences to get input on how we can support other service providers with similar aspirations.
Another opportunity to reflect on global issues around disability inclusion is International Women’s Day, which takes place tomorrow Thursday 8 March. Stay tuned for a news update containing more details on that.