The Samoa Disability Programme (SDP) is a comprehensive Australian Government funded initiative currently being implemented in Samoa. It has as an overall development goal of: a human-rights based, inclusive and barrier free society which advocates for and empowers people with disability, which aligns closely with the Government of Samoa’s commitments under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The programme is led and coordinated by the Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD), with a number of activities implemented by a range of other Government and non-Government agencies. By way of an explanation about where this fits in: our existing four year project: the Samoa Integrated Mobility Device Services (SIMDES) project is outcome 3(i) of the broader Samoa Disability Programme.
Next month Motivation Australia will be starting a new project in Samoa, providing one year’s technical support to the MWCSD in operationalising their Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework and creating data collection tools for the Samoa Disability Programme.
For more information about the project, contact the MEL project manager Ray Mines.