ADDC Videos' Launch - Together towards an Inclusive World

 ‘Together towards an Inclusive World’

ADDC Video Series

ADDC and ten of its members have produced a series of short videos (3-4 minutes each) featuring persons with disability who are or were engaged in a disability inclusive development (DID) project or initiative (in Australia or overseas) both as actors and beneficiaries. On these videos they share their personal stories and how disability inclusive development projects changed their lives and benefitted their communities.

These videos will be launched during a parliamentary event in Canberra on 30 November 2016 in the presence of some of the persons featuring in the videos and senior politicians from different Australian political parties.

The event will be opened by an address by Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific.


Other persons making speeches include:

  • Senator Claire Moore, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific

  • Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson for Disability Services

The launch will also be attended by 4 persons with disability featuring on the videos.

The videos will then be released on a dedicated YouTube channel, one per day, starting on the 3rd of December leading to the 10th anniversary of the CRPD on 13 December 2016.

The objectives of the videos and of the launch are:

  • To celebrate the achievements of the ‘Development for All’ strategies

  • To celebrate the 10 years’ anniversary of the CRPD (13 December 2006)

  • To advocate for more/continued investment by the Australian government in this field, commitment to multi-year funding and to new strategies to be adopted at the end of the current one (2015-2020)

  • To raise awareness of / educate Australian government officials and parliamentarians on what disability-inclusive development is and to encourage them to be advocates / Ambassadors for DID with their constituency and internationally

  • To educate Australian people and non-disability NGOs on DID and on the commitment of the Australian government and of the Australian development community to be leaders in this field internationally.



  • The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted in 2006 and came into force in 2008.

  • ‘Development for All – Towards a disability-inclusive Australian aid program’ is the Australian government strategy to meet the needs and priorities of people with disability in its development activities. The first ‘Development for All’ strategy started to be implemented in 2009 and was the first of its kind internationally.

  • The ‘Development for All’ strategy was designed through an extraordinary consultation process. DPOs (Disabled People Organisations) from Australia and the Asia Pacific region together with ADDC members played a key role in the design of this strategy.


About the different videos

Introduction video ‘Together towards an Inclusive World’ featuring Elena Down (CBM, Australia), Ipul Powaseu (PDF and PNG Assembly of Persons with a Disability, Papua New Guinea), Robyn James (ADDC and APIDS - Australia Pacific Islands Disability Support, Australia), Ranjesh Prakash (United Blind Persons of Fiji)

Four members of ADDC and persons with disability communicating on the CRPD, the ‘Development for All’ strategies, the achievements to date and the need to intensify our global efforts for disability inclusion in Australia and internationally.

The Able Movement featuring Mark Bagshaw, ‘The Able Movement – changing attitudes about the enormous capacity people living with disability bring to our society’, Australia


 AFDO (Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) featuring Frank Hall-Bentick, speaking about AFDO’s role in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities and in supporting Disabled People Organisations in the Asia Pacific Region, Australia



APIDS (Australia Pacific Islands Disability Support) featuring Ranjesh Prakash, United Blind Persons of Fiji



Australia Awards – Vietnam, featuring Dao Thu Huong, managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company on behalf of the Australian Government, Vietnam



CBM Australia in partnership with the Cambodian Development Mission for Disability featuring Chendamin, Cambodia


Centre for Disability Research and Policy (University of Sydney) in partnership with ASB (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund) featuring Suparman, ‘Promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in Disaster Risk Management’, Indonesia



The Leprosy Mission Australia featuring Kisan Pariyar, ‘PACED CHAMP Project’, Nepal



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Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID), featuring Connie Miari (Australia), Disability Empowerment Skills Exchange, developed by Scope Global, a delivery partner for the AVID program, Fiji



Sport Matters in partnership with Puspadi Bali Foundation and Australia Awards – Indonesia featuring I Nengah Latra, ‘Short Course 2015-2016 on Organisational leadership and management practices for Disabled People's Organisations', Indonesia


 WaterAid Australia featuring Kim Socheat, ‘Promoting the need to build inclusive water and sanitation facilities’, Cambodia