Program for Bamenda Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation

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                      Wednesday November 23, 2016
8:00 to 9:00 Welcome by MCs

  • Comfort Mussa and Fru Rita Ngum

Prayer

  • Introductions of key people if necessary (e.g. Dignitaries, Fon) – MCs Explanation of how conference summary will be done and Introduction of note-takers and rapporteurs.
  • Welcome Remarks by Mayor of Bamenda II.
  • Performance by Local Group.
  • Official Opening by Regional Delegate, Social Affairs.
9:30 to 10:15 Key Note Speakers:

Cameroon’s New Mental Health Policy: Updates and Impact

  1. Didier Demassosso, Yaounde and Dr. Godlove Ndongndeh, CBCHS

 

We are delighted to Mr. Didier Demassosso and Dr. Ndongndeh, both leaders in mental health work in Cameroon, willpresent on the exciting developments related to mental health policy that recently took place in Yaounde. They will inspire us to learn more about the validation of the documents and provide updates on what has been done after the validation. There is a role for everyone in mental health work. This work addresses several SDGS, especially SDG #3. You will hear it here first!

10:15 to 10:45
Coffee Break

  • Music– Local group; Singing of Look Beyond in Pidgin
10:45 to 11:15
Panel on SDGs: The contributions of disability and rehabilitation to achieving the SDGs

Moderated by Mr. Awa Jacques Chirac

Moderator presents an overview of the SDGs, and then there will be specific questions to each of the panelists. Includes discussion of implication of the transition from CBR to CBID

 

Possible panelists:

1.      Kenchi Joseph Ngong, Supervisor – Community Based Rehabilitation, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, Banso

2.      Mme Gladys Ekie Tita, Ministry of Social Affairs, Bamenda

3.      Sam Nyingcho, CUAPWD, Bamenda

4.      Magdalene Nungu, CEFED, Santa.

NB:One page handout for every one of the 17 SDGs and website for more information

11:15 to 11:35 Presentation – With Sign Language I am Equal
11:35 to 11:55 Presentation- Impact of Educational Inclusion of Children With Disabilities  In North West Region of Cameroon (SDG #4)
12:15 to 12:0 MC – Announcements from different organizations present as way to set up networking
12:15 to 12:30 Discussion of the morning

Rapporteurs provide some reflections on the presentations – Summary, Discussion, questions, What are the great ideas that we have heard about this morning, how do they fit together, how do they help us move forward?

Audience will also have chance to reflect and discuss about the morning

12:30 to 1:30
Lunch and Networking

Have some structured opportunities for networking?

(note that in the past, there have been fons present so plans need to be made for separate eating area)

1:30 to 1:50 Presentation – Personal Assistant Network (PAN) of Volunteers – Ndi Veronica Ngum
1:50 to 2:10 Presentation – Understanding how mental health, mental illness and disability are related and how they influence on SDG attainment: An experience working with an association of persons with mental disorders and in trauma intervention from within Cameroon – Diddier Demassosso
2:10 to 2:30 Presentation – Organizing mental health workers in Cameroon: The Cameroon Association of Psychologists and other professional groups Rev. Ndongndeh
2: 30 to 2:50 Wrap-up– Rapporteurs

  • Thanking of presenters for today
  • New ideas coming up from the day – what did we learn?
  • Initiatives that people want to share
  • Brief Reports from rapporteurs
  • Any announcement for tomorrow
3:00 Formal Adjournment for today
                           Thursday November 24, 2016
8:00 to 9:00 Welcome– MCs – Comfort Mussa and Fru Rita Ngum

  • Prayer.
  • Introductions of key people if necessary (e.g. dignitaries, Fon).
  • Reminder of how conference summary will be done and Introduction of notetakers and rapporteurs.
9:15 to 10:00 Presentation on “Global influences in disability inclusive development in the NWR”

This session will focus on “Think Globally, Act Locally – Using global and international information to move forward in the NWR”

Commy Mussa and Ruth Achinegeh

The presenters will talk about

  1. Disability activism around the world, and the impact on the NWR
  2. the importance of learning from global initiatives, meetings, and partnerships.
  3. Key international trends and documents related to DID –

One page handout for participants of the resources mentioned

10:00 to 10:30 Presentation- Rights based approach
10:30 to 11:00 Presentation-Know your numbers: A Preventive strategy to the development and management of disabilities
11:00 to 11:20 Break– Music– Local group
11:20 to 11:45 Presentation: Building Communities of Practice for Rehabilitation and Inclusive Development: The case of the GRID Network in the North West Region of Cameroon  – Louis Mbibeh et al.
11:45 to 12:00 Announcements from different organizations present as way to set up networking
12:00 to 12:15 Discussion of the morning = Facilitated by rapporteurs

Rapporteurs provide some reflections on the presentations – Summary, Discussion, questions, What are the great ideas that we have heard about this morning, how do they fit together, how do they help us move forward?

Audience will also have chance to reflect and discuss about the morning

12:15 to 1:00 Lunch and Networking

Have some structured opportunities for networking?

(note that in the past, there have been Fons present so plans need to be made for separate eating area)

1:00 to 2:00
Workshops on the SDGs

Each participant chooses ONE workshop to attend. Groups of about 12 people to discuss. Small group discussion about specific SDGs and their targets, how we can work toward them in the NWR from a DID perspective. Application to their own organizations and key points can be reported back for conference proceedings. Facilitator and participant guidelines for discussion will be provided.

 

Workshop #1: DID

and Income security – Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere and Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Workshop #2: Goal 2. DID and Food security End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Workshop #3: Goal 3. DID, mental health, and flourishing.Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Workshop #4: Goal 4.Inclusive Education in the NWR Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Workshop #5: Goal 5.DID and gender equality Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Workshop #6:DID and our local governments: Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Workshop #7: DID, partnerships and networking: Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

 

2: 15 to 3:30
Wrap-up and the way forward

  • Thanking of presenters.
  •  New ideas coming up from the day  Initiatives that people want to share.
  •  How was the conference generally?

Evaluation discussion in small groups and written feedback completed.

  •  (We do it this way to allow people time to complete the forms, and for those who need assistance to have support e.g. blind, low literacy, unable to physically write because of amputation)
3:30
Formal Adjournment
3:30 to 4:00
Disbursement of travel funds for those who qualify