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Title: CONNECT! – A practical guide to using ICTs in Plan projects
Image: CONNECT! – A practical guide to using ICTs in Plan projects
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Welcome to ‘Connect!’ - a guide written with Plan programme staff for Plan programme staff - to help you get the most out of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in your project work. ICTs, such as mobile phones and computers, can be really helpful tools in a project: for example to share information, engage and communicate with people or collect and analyse data.

Excerpt from the foreword:

In today’s interconnected world, we have seen good things “go viral”. Modern technologies such as mobile phones and internet are rapidly spreading in the countries, areas and communities Plan works in. They are blending with more traditional information and communication means, transforming our everyday business realities. Just consider this: there are more mobile phone subscriptions (7,1 bn) than toothbrushes (4,3 bn) in the world today!

Link to file:  Connect_+ICT4D_Guide_web.pdf
Category: Advocacy
Type: Handbook/Toolkit
Keywords: ICT4D
Language: English
Author: Hannah Beardon
Produced by: Produced by Mika Välitalo and Tuulia Virhiä, Plan Finland
Published: 2014
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Title: ICT Enabled Development: Using ICT Strategically to support Plan’s work
Image: ICT Enabled Development: Using ICT Strategically to support Plan’s work
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Excerpt from the executive summary:

This report is part of an ongoing process led and supported by Plan Finland and USA to support country offices in Africa to apply ICTs more strategically and effectively to development goals. A previous research project supported by Plan Finland culminated in the ‘Mobiles for Development Guide’ in 2009I , which aims to inspire and support country office staff to understand the potential of mobile technologies to support and enhance their work. Following the success of this report, key staff working on ICTs in regional and northern offices facilitated a process for country office staff to reflect and plan further, not just on the use of mobiles but on all types of ICT devices and applications.

Mika Valitalo, Linda Raftree and Hannah Beardon (consultant) worked together to develop a workshop methodology, which was used by Plan ICT managers in five African countries (Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda) to facilitate a process of reflection on the potential of ICTs to enhance their organisations’ programme work and impact on poverty. This report draws on some of the information and ideas emerging from those workshops, as well as background research and interviews with national and regional ICT staff, to provide guidance and recommendations for Plan offices to use ICTs effectively and appropriately.


Link to file:  ICT+Enabled+Development+Plan+2010.pdf
Category: Advocacy
Type: Strategy
Case studies
Keywords: ICT4D
Language: English
Author: Hannah Beardon
Produced by: Plan Finland in collaboration with Plan USA and Plan International
Published: 2015
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Title: Mobiles for Development
Image: Mobiles for Development
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Excerpt from the introduction:

The ubiquity of the mobile phone in Africa, the accessibility, the usability and crucially, the bottom-up nature of its growth, has challenged the traditional ICT for development analysis. People with very little income are prioritising mobile phones and airtime, clearly convinced of the value to their lives and livelihoods. People who are traditionally the targets of development aid are mobilising themselves not only to access mobile phones but innovate new functions and applications which meet their particular needs.

But beyond the excitement about the potential for mobile phones some voices of caution are emerging, highlighting gender differences in access and control, for example, or the tendency for social and economic hierarchies to be reinforced. There is also recognition that the value of projects using mobile phones, as with any other ICT, can only be as strong as the quality and appropriateness of the content shared.



Link to file:  Mobiles+for+development+Plan+2009.pdf
Category: Communications and Advocacy
Type: Handbook/Toolkit
Case studies
Keywords: Community participation
ICT4D
Language: English
Author: Hannah Beardon
Produced by: Plan Finland
Published: 2009
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Title: Making Change Happen – Practical Guidance on Developing and Implementing an Advocacy Strategy
Image: Making Change Happen – Practical Guidance on Developing and Implementing an Advocacy Strategy
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Excerpt from the introduction:

The last seven years have seen significant changes in Plan’s work with children and communities. A key change has been the shift from a traditional needs-based and service delivery methodology to a rights-based approach. This in turn has prompted a major development of Plan’s advocacy work as an integrated activity both in the Asia region and globally.

All Plan country programmes in Asia are gradually gaining experience of developing and implementing advocacy strategies either on issues identified at a country level or on global campaigns initiated by Plan International such as the Universal Birth Registration campaign, the Learn Without Fear Campaign and the Because I am a Girl campaign.

In spite of these efforts, an external assessment of Plan ARO’s advocacy in 2010 suggested that much remained to be done to ensure that advocacy is integrated into programme processes and practices in Plan’s Asia region.


Link to file:  Making-Change-Happen-ARO-Advocacy-Manual.pdf
Category: Communications and Advocacy
Type: Handbook/Toolkit
Strategy
Keywords: Advocacy
Language: English
Author: Plan Asia Regional Office
Produced by: Plan Asia
Published: 2014
Rating: 9

Title: Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights
Image: Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights
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CLTS aims at total sanitation. For that it has to be inclusive. There are ethical reasons for this, but the bottom line is that while any open defecation continues, all are affected. This issue of Frontiers of CLTS focuses on people with disabilities and particular needs for access to sanitation. People affected tend not to be present at triggering, to lack voice in the community, to have their needs overlooked, and may even be hidden by their families. This issue outlines the reality of the experiences of disabled people, the varied nature of their needs and how they can be met. It includes practical recommendations for people engaged in CLTS to make the different phases and processes of CLTS more inclusive.


These versions are also available below to download in other versions

Download Portuguese version

Download French version

Link to file:  Frontiers__making_CLTS_fully_inclusive.pdf
Category: Tackling Exclusion
Type: Handbook/Toolkit
Keywords: Disability
Inclusion
Sanitation
Sanitation
Water and Sanitation
Language: English
French
Portuguese
Author: Hazel Jones and Jane Wilbur
Produced by:
Published: 2014
Rating: 10

Title: Accessibility Audit of Water & Sanitation Facilities
Image: Accessibility Audit of Water & Sanitation Facilities
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Purpose: To evaluate the level of accessibility of an existing water and/or sanitation facility, and to identify possible changes or improvements.

Diversity message: Simple changes to facilities can improve their usability for a wide range of users, thus avoiding the need for separate ‘special’ provision.

Engineering message: Users can provide information to technicians on whether a facility performs its intended function, for the intended users. This can contribute to design improvements.

Materials needed: Accessibility audit of latrines/ school latrine/ water point; resources about inclusive design, standards and approaches (see Resources list below).

Time needed: 3 – 5 hours


Link to file:  EI_FN2_Accessibiity_Audit_final.pdf
Category: Tackling Exclusion
Type: Handbook/Toolkit
Keywords: Disability
Inclusion
Sanitation
Sanitation
Water and Sanitation
Language: English
Author: Hazel Jones
Produced by:
Published: 2014
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Title: Compendium of Accessible WASH Technologies
Image: Compendium of Accessible WASH Technologies
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This Compendium of low-cost technologies to improve the accessibility of household WASH facilities is designed for use by staff, such as health workers and community volunteers, working directly with communities in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. A few examples of technologies are presented that families can adapt to suit their needs and budgets. Many more options are possible. Most of the ideas are suitable for disabled and older people, but are suitable for anyone who may have difficulty using standard facilities. The main focus is on household facilities, not institutional facilities, although some ideas might also be useful in these settings.


These versions are also available below to download in other versions

Download Portuguese version

Download French version

Link to file:  Compendium-of-accessible-WASH-technologies.pdf
Category: Tackling Exclusion
Type: Strategy
Keywords: Disability
Inclusion
Sanitation
Sanitation
Water and Sanitation
Language: English
French
Portuguese
Author: Hazel Jones and Jane Wilbur
Produced by:
Published: 2014
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Title: A Guide for Community Health Workers – Supporting Children with Disabilities
Image: A Guide for Community Health Workers – Supporting Children with Disabilities
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Excerpt from the introduction:

This resource is to be used as a guide for Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support parents in promoting the development and independence of their child with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) are functional limitations in a child’s abilities resulting from disorders or injuries to the developing brain. They are usually identified in infancy or childhood when the individual is unable to achieve developmental milestones or when there is a lack of function in one or multiple ‘domains’. Developmental domains include cognition (thinking and reasoning), motor performance, vision, hearing, speech, and behaviour. NDD may lead to limited participation in daily life including in school, employment and leisure.

In line with current thinking, this resource places the emphasis on promoting activity and participation in a child’s daily life activities rather than therapies that try to fix ‘the problem’ (Skelton and Rosenbaum, 2010). As such, this manual provides ideas on how to support the child during activities of daily living – taking particular account of their physical and communication abilities and needs – and does not include hands-on rehabilitation techniques that focus on specific impairments. It does however provide guidance on overall management and prevention of further disability.


Link to file:  A-Guide-for-Community-Health-Workers-Supporting-Children-with-Disabilities.pdf
Category: Tackling Exclusion
Type: Handbook/Toolkit
Keywords: Disability
Early Childhood Care and Development
Healthy start
Inclusion
Language: English
Author: M. Adams, P. Cardozo, J. Cherquit, S. Christopher, G. Divan, T. Gericke, J. Glynn‑Jones, C. Grimbles, D. Hiscock, C. Leadbeater, T. Louviere, J. Pettigrew, H. Ribchester, V. Vajaratkar, J. Warwick, M. Pook and R. Warner.
Produced by: Multi-Agency International Training and Support (MAITS)
Published: 2015
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Title: Disability Inclusion in Plan’s Safe Schools
Image: Disability Inclusion in Plan’s Safe Schools
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Excerpt from the introduction:

Worldwide, approximately 1.2 billion students attend school. Of these students, 875 million live in areas prone to earthquakes and hundreds of millions more face regular flood, landslide, wind and fire hazards. Many schools are poorly constructed and cannot withstand disasters. All children have the right to education, but often schooling is interrupted following disasters. Plan has been implementing its child-centred Safe Schools Program since 2005 and currently has projects in 24 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Program follows the widely used Three Pillars approach: (1) Safe Learning Facilities; (2) School Disaster Management; and (3) Risk Reduction and Resilience Education.

Children with disability are especially vulnerable in disasters to injury, death and exploitation. Yet they are often not considered during disaster preparedness, and for various reasons may not participate as actively as other children. All children have a role to play, and when children with disability participate alongside peers it changes peer attitudes to disability.



Access the Programming Guidelines and Checklist here:

Download Portuguese version

Link to file:  Disability-Inclusion-in-Plan’s-Safe-Schools-Vietnam-and-Nepal_Findings-and-Proposed-Guidelines.pdf
Category: Tackling Exclusion
Type: Articles
Keywords: Children at risk
Disability
Education
Inclusion
Monitoring & Evaluation
Research
Research
Language: English
Author: Martha Morrow, Brendan Allen & Alexandra Devine
Produced by: Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Published: 2014
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Title: Understanding UNCRPD (UN Convention On The Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
Image: Understanding UNCRPD (UN Convention On The Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
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Excerpt from the introduction:

As you read this toolkit, the UN Convention On The Rights of Persons with disabilities and its Optional Protocol has already come into force and is now international law. This means that all the countries that have ratified this Convention now must implement what it says. our main reason for writing this toolkit is to understand what the Convention actually says. But before we do that, it is also important that we also know what really a Convention is and how it comes into force.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities is the first human rights treaty that has been finalized in this century. This Convention is a reflection of the readiness of the international community to recognise that disability is a human rights issue that required deep understanding and strong and specific action. It is a significant marker of the long struggle of persons with disabilities not to be seen as objects of charity in action, programs and policies of countries. While looking at human rights from the perspective of persons with disabilities, it further extends our understanding of the human rights of all people.


Link to file:  UNCRPD-final-Toolkit.pdf
Category: Tackling Exclusion
Type: Handbook/Toolkit
Factsheet
Keywords: Disability
Government Accountability
Inclusion
Language: English
Author:
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Published: 2010
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