One-Day Post-Congress Workshop
Theme: Strengthening Regional Cohesion: Collaborative Networks and
Inclusive Development in Asia

4th July 2019, at Hotel Sangri-La, Ulaanbaatar City, Mongolia

Background: Over the last three decades, there have been considerable changes in the understanding and practices of CBR and now Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBID), with the recognition that persons with disabilities have the same rights, and needs and access to the same services and opportunities as others in their communities. CBR practice has changed from a medical orientated, often-single sector (e.g. health or education) service delivery, to a comprehensive, multi-sectorial, rights-based approach.

Regional CBR/CBID Congresses have been organized over the last decade in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The 1st CBR Asia Pacific Congress was held in February 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. 650 participants from 52 countries of the Asia-Pacific region and from other regions are participated the Congress.

In the recent years, CBR activities are not only rehabilitation, it covers more other components, including health, education, livelihood, social and empowerment. CBR has evolved into Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBID) which adheres to the key description in the WHO-UNESCO-ILO-IDDC CBR Guidelines as being an approach to achieve CBID. There is proposed idea to change the name from CBR to CBID.

Regional CBR Networks on global and different continents have been established to sustain the CBR movement through training and information exchange. Meanwhile, CBR Networks have formal or informal relationship between CBR implementers/ practitioners or their organizations to promote and strengthen CBR/CBID.

On the occasion of the Asia Pacific Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Congress, the LINC-Asia, Liliane Foundation and CBR AP network in collaboration with UNESCAP and Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disabilities (APCD) are organizing a Post Congress Workshop for future collaboration and to cultivate partnership among CBR/ CBID network members, stakeholders and promoters.

Objectives of the workshop :

        • To create a greater platform for sharing experiences and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, through CBR/CBID in the regional and global level.

        • To find out the opportunities for future collaboration among networks to scale up CBR/ CBID practice.

        • To identify the concrete and possible actions towards sustainable networks.

Date and Place: 4th July, 2019 at Hotel Shangri-La, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Target Participants: Approximately 35/40 participants are expected to participate from LINC-Asia members, CBR Asia-Pacific Network members, UNESCAP and APCD.

Expected outcomes of this workshop:

        • 1.  Learning: Creating Knowledge Sharing Platform on CBR among the networks in the Region.

        • 2.  Advocacy: To start with CBR Mapping by support of various networks.

        • 3.  Taking forward the recommendations of the forthcoming CBR Congress at Mongolia, as a network.

        • 4.  Roles of various stakeholders and methods for future collaboration are identified.

Financial Source: LINC-Asia with support of Liliane Foundation

Tentative Program:

Time Programme Facilitators/ Speakers
09:00 - 09:15 Opening remarks by the representative of,
LF, UNESCAP & APCDAPCD: welcome remarks
ESCAP: Appreciation,for collaboration
Liliane Foundation: Opening remarks
Mr. Somchai Rungsilp
Ms. Aiko Akiyama
Mr. Steven Berdenis van Berlekom
09:15 - 09:45 Theme paper
Strengthening Regional Cohesion:
Networks for Inclusive Development in Asia
Ms. Farida Yesmin
09:45 - 11:05
(20 minutes each)
UNESCAP presentation (engagement of
Govt. and other UN agency)
Mr. Ranilo Sorongon
Ms. Aiko Akiyama
CBR AP Network-How to build strong
collaboration for reaching
Mongolia congress recommendations in reality
Mr. Ghulam/ Ms.,Sayako
APCD and its roles for knowledge management
and capacity development by
Mr. Somchai Rungsilp
LINC-ASIA Network & future plan
(including CBR practice mapping in Asia )
Rev. Dr. Mathew Abraham
11:05 - 11:20 Tea Break
11:20 - 12:30 Open,discussion on presentations Mr. Ranilo Sorongon
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:00 Open discussion on future collaboration
especially focusing on network in these following areas:
- purposes, roles, key activities, structure,
Communication, and others
Mr. Ranilo Sorongon
Mr. Ghulam Nabi Nizamani
14:00-15:00 Tea Break
15:15-15:30 Summary of Workshop Mr. Chiru & DRRA
15:30-16:00 Conclusion and vote of thanks Fr. Mathew & Mr. Ghulam Nizamani

Please be informed that the Workshop organizer limit the numbers of participants for effective discussion and achievement of the Workshop purposes.

Please contact Mr. Somchai Rungsilp at email address:; and Ms. Flora Gurung at email address: for further information and registration to attend the workshop. The registration and participation will be on first-come-first-served basis.

General Organizers

organization that support our event


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