CONFERENCE: CBR & Inclusive Policy

Posted on 12 October 2007. Filed under: Announcements, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), Events and Conferences, Sub-Saharan Africa Region |

The text for this announcement is taken from the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Africa Network (CAN) conference web site. People seeking further detail about the conference should consult the CAN conference web site directly at

“CBR: Inclusive Policy Development and Implementation”

29th October –1st November 2007,
Birchwood Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

CBR Africa Network and the World Health Organisation (WHO) announce with great pleasure the upcoming CBR Africa Conference.

The aim of the conference is:
To give opportunity for people to share information, knowledge and experience about inclusive policy development and its implementation in CBR programmes in Africa

Objectives of the conference are:
To facilitate the participation of people from all levels and dimensions of CBR programmes in Africa
To promote sharing of experiences on policy development relating to CBR in Africa
To facilitate communication and understanding between key groups in order to enhance multi sectoral partnerships
To target maximum participation from different African nations
To generate a knowledge base on CBR, Inclusive policy and its implementation in different African countries


CBR and Inclusive Health
CBR and Inclusive Education
CBR and meaningful partnership
CBR and Empowerment
CBR and African Decade
CBR and the Millennium Goals
CBR and children’s Rights
CBR and Convention on people with disabilities and UN standard Rules.

Conference Format:
The conference will take place over 4 days. The sub themes will be presented by key speakers and some time will be given for participants’ discussion and parallel sessions. There will also be a poster presentation session and display tables for participants to display examples of any products or materials they have developed.

Hotel Accommodation
A block booking for accommodation has been made at the Birchwood Executive Hotel and Conference centre.

Single Accommodation all inclusive package $421

Shared Accommodation all inclusive package $338

To make your own bookings and arrangements please contact Mandy Waugh, Conference Coordinator Birchwood Centre

Participants will be expected to pay a registration fee:
Day Conference 30th October 2007 $57
Day Conference 31st October 2007 $57
Day Conference 1st November 2007 $57
Full Conference without accommodation/3days $177
All inclusive package with 3 nights accommodation sharing $338
All inclusive package with 3 nigths accommodation single $421
Registration for the conference will open in April 2007. Register online at or download a registration form, complete and fax to +27 (013) 794 1711

All registration must be paid by 30th July 2007 to secure a place at the conference.

How to pay:
An itemised pro forma invoice will be forwarded to your email address or fax number provided above within two weeks after receipt of your registration form. The pro forma will include our bank account details for payment.

Participants will be expected to meet their travel expenses to and from Johannesburg International airport in South Africa including the airport tax. Internal travel arrangements to and from Johannesburg International airport will be organised by the conference as well as any field or social trips that are included in the conference programme.

These are obtained from the nearest South African High Commission.

Participants shall make their own arrangements.

The currency is South African Rand (ZAR) Foreign exchange at the time of writing is about 7.08 to the U.S $ or 13.726 to the Pound sterling.

Key speakers and respondents will be by invitation only but if anyone is very keen to be a keynote speaker on a particular sub-theme, please indicate on the registration form with a 1 page abstract of your presentation and an explanation of why you should be selected.

All persons interested in presenting a poster on a sub-theme should indicate their interest on the registration form and submit no more than a 1 page, A4 size abstract explaining the poster presentation.

Please also indicate if you would like to have a display table and explain what you will be displaying.

For more information please contact

Please note that We Can Do is NOT involved with this conference and cannot assist you in attending.

Please keep checking the CAN conference web site directly for further conference updates.

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) African Network (CAN) facilitates the sharing of information about community-based services for persons with disabilities and their families in African countries. Their main web site is at

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