What We Do
DCDD promotes disability inclusion in international cooperation: through lobby, linking and learning. We aim to show everyone in the Dutch development and humanitarian aid sector that inclusion works! Certainly if we learn and work together.
We bring together available expertise within The Netherlands and facilitate connections between our participants, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Aid and Trade), development organizations, humanitarian aid agencies, knowledge institutions, the private sector, and international networks of disability organizations.
Why is disability inclusive development important?
When people with disabilities are excluded, it is harder to escape the cycle of poverty and marginalisation. This is why disability inclusive development plays an important role in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the World Bank’s goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.
What do we mean by disability inclusion?
We believe that everyone should be treated equally, so that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as able-bodied people.
What are able-bodied people? Watch this video to find out.
We advocate for reduced inequalities… for everyone!