Category: Capacity Building for DPOs

  • Advocacy and Lobbying
    • This manual has been developed by the Secretariat for use in advocacy and lobbying workshops. PDF format.
  • Advocacy Tools and Guidelines: Promoting Policy Change
    • The manual suggests a framework for identifying policy goals, creating a plan of action, and effectively building a case for change. PDF format
  • Balancing, Building and Buffering: Helping People with Disability After 1 July 2006
    • A speech by Maryanne Diamond which explains how people with disabilities must take advantage of the changing laws on people with disabilities in Australia to further their position in society as a whole. She bases her strategy off of 3 principles 'Banlancing, Building and Buffering'.
  • Capacity Building Manual
    • This brief manual is aimed to help organizations understand how they can apply the concepts for capacity building by following 10 steps. It looks at capacity as a much broader concept than just competence or knowledge. Word document format.
  • Capacity Development and Partnership: Overview and Methodology
    • While this document is primarily a guide for staff members of Handicap International, it also contains a practical guide made up of four theme-based chapters containing questions relating to definitions examples of “capacity development.”
  • Capitalisation on Network Strengthening, Community-Based Approach & Partnership in Mine Risk Education Project: Lessons Learned from Experience in Angola
    • 2006 - This report highlights three components of Handicap International's Mine Risk Education project in Angola. The first involves networking in the Angolan context and the associated lessons, constraints and the strengths. The second is a discussion on the evolution of the community-based approach in Angola. Lastly, this report discusses the strengths and weaknesses of partnerships made with local NGOs. PDF Format.
  • DAA Resource Kits
    • DAA Resource Kits are designed to enable those working for the rights of disabled people to organise themselves more efficiently and make their campaigning more effective.
  • Developing Leadership Skills and Necessary Competences with Hard of Hearing Youth - Getting Strong in the Future
    • This report seeks to provide an overview of the 2007 IFHOHYP Study Session held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. Thirty Participants from fourteen countries, including Canada and Pakistan, took active part in this study session. The aim of this study session was to develop and improve leadership skills with the selected group of young had of hearing (HoH) youth workers, in order to empower them.
  • Fundraising Manual: Writing a Project Proposal or How to Get the Funding You Want for Your Project
    • This manual guides individuals on how to receive funding for their disabled people's organization or personal cause in South Arfica.
  • LFA Manual - Logical Framework Analysis
    • A tool for project design, planning and monitoring. This manual attempts to present how one works with the design and implementation of projects in an effective and efficient way. PDF format.
  • Manual for Evaluation of Disability Programmes
    • This manual aims to help people understand what evaluation is and how it can be done. It will provide you with basic knowledge of the types of evaluation that an organisation should undertake. It also presents the tools available and how they can be used. PDF format.
  • Policy and Procedure Handbook
    • This is a handbook from Deafblind International which reveals the framework of the organization and the policies under which they operate.
  • Resource Kit No. 2: Consultation and Influence
    • This resource kit aims to help disabled people's organisations and their direct representatives in their work to gain opportunities equal to those of non-disabled people and to make sure that people with disabilities can participate fully in community life. PDF format
  • Resource Kit No.1: Who and What We Are: Media Information
    • This toolkit explains how the media works and how to make it work for people with disabilities. PDF format.
  • Resource Kit No.3: Campaigns
    • This kit focuses on campaigns organised by persons with disabilities which promote our independence, equality of opportunity and full participation.The kit gives the reader some ideas for campaigns, things to be considered if you are to run a successful campaign and some real-life examples. PDF format.
  • Resource Kit No.4: Organisation Building
    • This page guides disabled people's organizations (DPOs) that wish to improve their structure, how they work, how they train and develop individuals to benefit the group, and how the organization can improve its ability to change the community and the lives of people with disabilities. This toolkit is written for members of both big and small DPOs. Written in simple, accessible language.
  • Resource Kit No.5: Fund-Raising
    • This resource kit describes several strategies that disabled people's organizations can use to raise funds; explains the importance of researching funders and understanding their funding criteria before sending applications; will help develop budgets and evaluation plans; and gives guidelines in what kind of information to include in funding requests and how to organize and present this information.
  • Resource Kit No.6: Disabled Women: An International Resource Kit
    • This resource kit provides strategies and actions for disadvantaged groups and women with disabilities to improve their life and ensure their equality in the society. Available in Word, PDF, or RTF format.
  • Resource Kit No.7:Civil Rights Law And Disabled People
    • This is a Resource Kit for organisations of disabled people that need to know more about legislation to protect the rights of disabled people.
  • Resource Mobilisation and Fundraising for DPOs
    • This manual serves as a guide for disabled people's organizations (DPOs) to enhance their fundraising and resources efforts by thinking and working through four equally important phases of resource mobilisation. PDF format.
  • The Advantages of Being a Disabled People's Organization (DPO)
    • A report on the basics of disabled people's organizations and user-led organizations, developed by the United Kingdom Disabled People's Council. PDF format.