About event

About the Congress name

Previous congresses were titled “Asia-Pacific Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Congress”. CBR has evolved into a development approach, as stated in the WHO-UNESCO-ILO-IDDC CBR Guidelines, aimed at achieving inclusion of persons with disabilities within their communities. Given the understanding of rehabilitation as a health strategy for the whole population, the term CBID represents a more relevant term for a disability-inclusive development approach that focuses on strengthening health, education, livelihood, social and empowerment systems, from local to national levels. This approach is crucial for realization of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the community level, and ‘making the rights real’ as promoted in the Incheon Strategy. The organizers, recognizing the evolution of CBR, and conscious of the importance of promoting disability-inclusive development in this era of the Sustainable Development Goals agreed to change the name of the congress to be “4th Asia-Pacific Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Congress”.

Background Information:
Event name Description
CBR World Congress The first CBR congress was held in Agra, India in 2012.
The second CBR Congress was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2016.
Asia- Pacific CBR Congress The first AP CBR Congress was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2009.
The second AP CBR Congress was held in Manila, Philippines in 2011.
The third AP CBR Congress was held in Tokyo, Japan in 2015.
CBR AP Network The Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Asia-Pacific (AP) Network, composed of more than 35 country members from Asia Pacific, was established in 2009. The Network is supported by APCD, which acts as its Secretariat. The Network, which has Executive Committee (EC) members and Regional Country (RC) representatives, strongly played a main role in facilitating, assisting and mobilizing resources in the 2nd and 3rd CBR Congress, and will be co-organizer of 4th CBID Congress in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
More information: Please contact: 4thap-cbid-congresss@gmail.com

Mongolia is truly one of the world's last undiscovered travel destinations and the safest country to visit. It is a land where you can experience wide-open spaces, cobalt blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and the traditional hospitality of the nomads. Permanent dwellings are few and far between, fences even fewer and the land is owned by the people, like one large National Park. As a tremendous destination to experience the outdoors, Mongolia also boasts of unique history dating back to the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan. Simply put, it is a land of adventure, horses, nomads, and blue sky.

Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, is the country’s economic, cultural and a political center and has a number of tourist attractions where modern life comfortably blends with Mongolian traditional lifestyle. Wide streets are flocked by modern cars, while horsemen and cattle are still common scene. Ulaanbaatar has something for everyone to enjoy with a wide range of performing arts and entertainment, from the traditional throat singing and spectacular contortionist to the likes of concerts pianists, ballerinas, and opera singers.

Population:Mongolia is the most sparsely populated unitary sovereign state in the world, with a population of around 3.5 million people.
Area:Mongolia is the 18th-largest country and It is also the world's second-largest landlocked country behind Kazakhstan (1,566,000 km2)
Capital: Ulaanbaatar
Official language: Mongolian
Religions:Buddhism (53%) Non-religious (38.6%)
Islam (3%)
Shamanism (2.9%)
Christianity (2.2%)
Others (0.4%)
Government:Unitary semi-presidential republic
President: BATTULGA Khaltmaa
Prime minister : KHURELSUKH Ukhnaa
National currency:Tugrik- /MNT/
Electric current:220 volts/50 HZ




If you are interested in short trips during your visit in Mongolia, we suggest you the following tour companies which can offer you great opportunities to explore our beautiful country Mongolia.








Foreign nationals who wish to visit Mongolia must obtain visas of appropriate types corresponding to the purpose of their visit. Nationals of those countries which have concluded visa exemption agreements with Mongolia are not required to obtain a visa if the intended period of the visit is not beyond the period allowed under such arrangements. For more information, please see “LIST OF VISA FREE COUNTRIES”.


Attention: For participants who need visa to Mongolia:

We recommend you to upload passport data page and date/time of your arrival and departure into the following link http://www.apcbid2019.mn/519f8bfa6ff78d43d9889db5a4af37f8.html

We will use your information to grant you the pre-visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia. If you have uploaded the required information, the pre-visa will be sent to you by late May (since the expiration period of pre-visa is 90 days).

Participants from countries with the embassy should bring the pre-visa to the Embassy when applying for visa.

Participants from countries without the embassy (who are getting visa on arrival) should show your printed out version of pre-visa to the immigration in order to board on plane.



In order to apply for a visa, you must submit your visa application at a Mongolian diplomatic mission (Embassy/Consulate). Location and contact information of the diplomatic missions can be found on the following link: / Mongolian diplomatic missions abroad /

  • 1. Passport valid for 6 months beginning first day of travel
  • 2. Visa Application form Click here to download the Visa Application Form
  • 3. One passport-size photo- 3.5x4.5cm
  • 4. Official request by the sending authority or Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Foreign diplomatic missions
  • 5. Visa fee: The visa fee depends on Embassy and type of visa you have required.




Option 1: Apply visa at closest country.
Option 2: Visitors can obtain Visa on Arrival.


  • 1. Passport valid for 6 months beginning first day of travel
  • 2. Upload scanned copy of your passport biodata page (File format allowed: jpg, pdf)
  • 3. Upload confirmed e-ticket (File format allowed: pdf)
  • 4. Date of arrival
  • 5. Flight number and time

• After receiving the above information, we will process the visa jointly with authorized organization of Mongolia. Upon receiving the pre-approved visa letter from authorized organization of Mongolia, we will send it to you right away through e-mail. Please print it out and show it when needed.

• Upon arrival at Mongolian airport, expect a simple form to fill in. Kindly prepare 2 pictures, approximately 108,000MNT + 3 USD (approximately in overall 50 USD for stamp fees per person; Please remind it can be changed due to exchange rate).

• To avoid longer processing times, participants must complete the printed out application form prior to their arrival in Mongolia. Visa fee shall be paid on arrival.

Important Notes:

• The Visa On Arrival to Mongolia only works when you arrive by plane to the Chinggis Khaan (Buyant Ukhaa) International Airport in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

• If you enter and exit Mongolia for more than one times, you must process a multi entry visa: For example, you visit Mongolia then you travel to China and back to Mongolia for few days, you must have a multi entry visa beforehand.

Attention: Click here to download the Custom regulation of Mongolia /PDF File/

4th ASIA-PACIFIC COMMUNITY-BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT CONGRESS Special Thanks and Much Appreciation to All Abstract Reviewers

National Organizing Committee (NOC) and International Organizing Committee (IOC) of the 4th Asia-Pacific Community-Based Inclusive Development Congress appreciate these following persons who voluntarily contribute as Abstract Reviewers of the Congress:


1. Dr. Sunil Deepak, Consultant, AIFO Italy

Reviewer Team

1. Dr. Maya Thomas, Consultant & Advisor on Disability Rehabilitation Programmes Editor-in-Chief: Disability CBR and Inclusive Development

2. Dr. Rosamond Madden, AM Ph.D. Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney

3. Mr. Philippe Chaize, International CBID Director, CBM International

4. Assistant Professor Penny E. Ching, MCD, OTR, OTRP Department of Occupational Therapy College of Allied Medical Professions University of the Philippines Manila

5. Dr. Ferdiliza Dandah S.Garcia, MD, CSP-PASP Preceptor UP CAMP Community-Based Rehabilitation Program Senior Lecturer, Department of Speech Pathology, College of Allied Medical Professionals, University of the Philippines Manila

6. Mr. Darryl Barrett, Technical Lead, Disability and Rehabilitation/ Blindness Prevention, Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course, WHO, Regional Office for Western Pacific Manila, Philippines

7. Ms. Barkha Henry,Leonard Cheshire, Regional Programme Development & Resourcing, South Asia, East Asia & Pacific Regional Office

8. Mr. Hisao Chiba, JICA Expert, Chief Advisor of the Project for Promoting Social Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Ulaanbaatar City

9. Mr. M.Tsogtbaatar, Head of Social Welfare Division, Social Protection Policy Implementation and Coordination Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Mongolia.

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Back account Information

You can transfer USD from any bank around the world, which uses SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) network to our Beneficiary’s bank (Receiving bank), the State bank of Mongolia.

In order to transfer internationally, the information of beneficiary’s bank (Receiving bank) and Correspondent bank (Intermediary bank) will be required by the sending bank.

You will have to fill the information of beneficiary’s and correspondent banks on the international remittance order (bank paper or online form for international transfer) given from the sending bank

You will have to fill the information of beneficiary’s and correspondent banks on the international remittance order (bank paper or online form for international transfer) given from the sending bank

*SWIFT code (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication network, which issues a unique code for each bank as a bank identifier code)

Please kindly use the following information of banks for international transaction.

Beneficiary’s bank (Receiving bank) Name: State bank of Mongolia,
Address: Baga toiruu 7/1, 1st khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar 14201, Mongolia
Account no: 104900085913,
Account name: 4th Asia Pacific CBID Congress 2019
Correspondent bank (Intermediary bank) Name: China construction bank, New York Branch,
Address: 1095 avenue of the Americas 33rd floor, New York, NY 10036
SWIFT code: pcbcus33
Account no: 675201295560

***Remarks: Please write your Full name on the description box/purpose of payment of the bank statement. ***

For accomodation please click on the link below


Dear Participants, we suggest you to book the recommended hotels to get the discount price as soon as possible.

Friendly reminder: The hotels might be get packed because the peak tourist season starts from June to August in Mongolia, culminating in July’s Naadam festival.

General Organizers

organization that support our event


  • Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar city, Chingeltei district, United Nations Street – 5, Ulaanbaatar-15160
  • Project coordinator of CBID Congress
  • 4th.apcbidcongress2019@gmail.com
  • (976) 99543535, (976) 99993846
  • 7:30 - 22:00 (GMT +08:00)