Assignments

Capacity building

  1. Facilitation and initiation of elective placement of students from the National Institute of Mentally Handicapped, India; and from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia, at CBR projects in India, 1994.
  2. Facilitator of the discussion group on `Evaluation of  CBR projects' at the International Workshop on Developing Guidelines for CBR, organised by AIFO and WHO, Rome, 1995.
  1. Orientation programme on CBR in India for policy planners/rehabilitation managers of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, Beijing, 1996.
  1. Orientation programme on CBR in India for CBR managers from the Ministry of Health and World Vision, Myanmar, 1996.
  1. Orientation programme on CBR for the Advisor - Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Health, Ethiopia, 1997.
  1. Organisation of workshops on planning and management for disability projects of Misereor in the Southern and Northern regions of India, 1997.
  1. Resource person at a 3 day workshop on community based rehabilitation for personnel involved in leprosy rehabilitation programmes, organised by INF Leprosy Project, Pokhara, Nepal, 1997.
  1. Resource person at an international training programme for CBR planners and managers, organised by UNDP and Christoffel Blinden Mission, Tanzania, Africa, 1997.
  1. Organisation of the Indo-Japanese Symposium on Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities, sponsored by the Japan Association for Employment of Disabled, Tokyo and the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Delhi. 1997. 
  1. Resource person at an international training programme for CBR planners and managers, organised by UNDP and Christoffel Blinden Mission, Ahmedabad, India, 1998.
  1. Resource person for the workshop on CBR for partners of Christoffel Blindenmission, Hyderabad, India, 1998.
  1. Resource person at the satellite workshop on CBR, at the 11th Rehabilitation International Conference of the Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong, 1998.
  1. Resource person at the workshop on ‘Sustainability of CBR Projects’ organised by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Rehabilitation, at Tongji Hospital Rehabilitation Dept, Wuhan, China, 1998.
  1. Resource person for the CBR Training Course for CBR Managers, organised by Ministry of Health, Govt. of Myanmar, and World Vision, Myanmar, Yangon, 1999.
  1. Planning,  designing of the methodology and content, and facilitating the ‘Disability Development Workshop’ in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for NOVIB, and CORDAID, Netherlands, 1999.
  1. Resource person  for the CBR Training Course for Navajeevana, and other partners of CBM South Asia Regional Office, Tangalle, Sri Lanka, 1999.
  1. Resource person at the CBR training course for Bangladesh Protibandhi Foundation, Dhaka, 1999.
  1. Resource person for the strategy development for a model CBR project for Myanmar, for World Vision, Myanmar, March 2000.
  1. Resource person at the CBR planning and strategy development  training course  for CATER Trust, Madurai, India, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, June 2000.
  1. Resource person for the workshops on improving community participation in leprosy programmes of the Leprosy Mission India, November 2000.
  1. Resource person at the Training of Trainers workshop on community based rehabilitation for World Vision Myanmar, December 2000.
  1. Resource person for a workshop on community participation for Superintendents of the Leprosy Mission, India, February 2001.
  1. Resource Person at the Project Leaders’ Meeting, CBM South Asia Regional Office (North), Ahmedabad, April 2001.
  1. Resource person at the CBR Managers’ Training Programme organised by Christoffelblinden Mission, Ethiopia, October 2001.
  1. Resource person at the AIFO International Partners’ Meeting, Bologna, Italy, October 2001.
  1. Resource person for a workshop on community participation for Superintendents of the Leprosy Mission, India, February 2002.
  1. Resource person at the workshop on planning and monitoring of CBR projects, for CORDAID disability partners in Bangladesh, July 2002.
  1. Resource person at the workshop on planning and monitoring of CBR projects, for REACH, Kolkata, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, September  2002.
  2. Resource person at the International Training Course for CBR Managers, organised by ENABLEMENT, Netherlands, October 2002.
  1. Resource person at the workshop to identify training needs and resources for the health staff of Government of Gujarat,  Ahmedabad, October and December  2002.
  1. Invited discussant at the International Review of Training in CBR, AIFO, Bologna, Italy, February 2003.
  1. Resource Person at the UNESCAP Workshop on Women with Disability, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2003,
  1. Resource Person at the JICA Training Programme on Intellectual Disabilities, Tokyo, Japan, August 2003.
  2. Faculty at the International Training Course for CBR Managers, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 2004.
  1. Review of CBR and Training of Managers, United  Aid for Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2005.
  1. Faculty at the International CBR Management Training Programme Enablement, Netherlands, October 2004.
  2. Resource Persons at UNESCAP Workshop on Poverty and Disability, Bangkok, July 2005.
  1. Faculty at the International CBR Management Training Programme Enablement, Netherlands, March 2006.
  1. Resource person at the UNESCAP Workshop to Review the Biwako Millenium Framework. Bangkok, July 2006.
  1.  Resource Person at the Regional Meeting of Leonard Cheshire International, South Asia Region, Sri Lanka, December 2006.
  1. Resource Person at the CORDAID Partners’ Meeting, Hyderabad, India, January 2007
  1. Resource Person at the CBR Managers’ Training Programme organised by CBM –West Africa, Nigeria, March 2007
  1. Resource person at the International Disability Management Course organised by Enablement Netherlands, October 2007.
  1. Resource person at the field validation of WHO CBR Guidelines, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2007.
  1. Resource person at the CBR Management Training Programme for partners of CORDAID, SKN and SLF, Guntur, India, January 2008.
  1.  Resource person at the workshop on Leprosy and CBR, International Leprosy Congress, Hyderabad, India, February 2008.
  1.  Resource Person at the International CBR Managers’ Training organised by Enablement, Netherlands, October 2008
  1. Resource Person at the ASEAN CBR Training Programme conducted by the Asia Pacific Centre on Disability, Bangkok, Thailand, June 2010.
  1. Resource Person at the CBR Training of Trainers Programme conducted by the Asia Pacific Centre on Disability, Bangkok, Thailand, May 2011.
  2. Visiting faculty at the Summer School on Disability and Development, VU University, Amsterdam and Universitas Indonesia. Jakarta, June 2011.
  3. Resource Person at the Disability and Development Training of Trainers Programme conducted by the Asia Pacific Centre on Disability, Bangkok, Thailand, February 2012.
  4. Resource Person at the Training of Trainers programme for China Disabled Persons Federation Personnel, conducted by CBM China, Kunming, China, July 2012
  5. Resource Person at the Disability and Development Training of Trainers Programme conducted by Asia Pacific Centre on Disability, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2012
  6. Faculty at the Summer School on Disability and Development, University of Indonesia, Depok, July 2013
  7. Resource Person at the workshop on Evaluation Methodology for CBM China and China Disabled Persons' Federation, Wuxi, China, November 2013

 Policy and strategy development

  1.   Development of policies and strategies on disability for Actionaid-India, 1988-1996.
  1. Assistance in the development of Comprehensive Rehabilitation in India, for the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA), India, 1990.
  1. Member of the Expert Group to assist an Overseas Development     Administration (ODA) funded Mission, in evolving the methodology for research on community based rehabilitation approaches in urban slums in India, 1991.
  2. Member of the Expert Group to advise ACTIONAID-Kenya on CBR  programme planning and development, 1993.
  3. Member of a Consultation Group to discuss policies and plans for rehabilitation in India, organised by the Ministry of Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, 1993.
  4. Delegate  representing Government of India at the Seminar of    NGOs on Problems and Issues Affecting Disabled Persons in    SAARC Countries, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1993.
  5. Assistance in formulating policies for rehabilitation in     India for MISEREOR, Germany.
  6.  Facilitation of setting up an autonomous liaison body to     promote employment opportunities for disabled people, in     collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Delhi, 1994.
  7. Member  of the Sub-Committee to formulate the revised  National Plan for Rehabilitation, constituted by the Ministry of     Welfare, Government of India, 1994.
  1. Assistance in planning rehabilitation services in Lebanon, on behalf of ACTIONAID-UK  and M.Jallad & Sons, Caterpiller  Inc., Lebanon, 1994-5.
  2. Assistance in developing policies in rehabilitation for ACTIONAID-Bangladesh,1994.
  1. Member of the Expert Group on CBR, constituted by the Rehabilitation Council of India, Ministry of Welfare, Government of India, 1994.
  1. Assistance in initiating CBR programmes of ACTIONAID-Nepal, 1995
  1. Member of the Selection Panel for the National Awards on Handicapped Welfare, constituted by the Ministry of Welfare, Government of India, 1995.
  1.  Member of the Expert Panel on Disability, Council for Advancement of Participatory Action and Rural Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, 1995.
  1.  Preparation of a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan to Integrate Community Based Rehabilitation into the Welfare Programmes of Tata Tea Ltd., Munnar, Kerala, 1995.
  1. Preparation of a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan to Integrate CBR into Primary Health Care Systems of Karuna Trust, Yelandur, Mysore, 1996.
  1. Preparation of a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan to Integrate CBR into the Community Development Programmes of SAMBHAV project, Gwalior, 1996.
  1.  Development of the Policy document for the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi, 1997.
  1.  Consultant  for the development of a regional strategy on disability for Oxfam South Asia Region, Bangladesh, 1999.
  1. Member of the Technical Reference Panel for Rehabilitation,  The Leprosy Mission International, UK, 2000-2005.
  2. Resource person for the future strategy development for Centre for Rehabilitation of Paralysed, Dhaka, February 2000.
  1.  Review and Strategic Planning for LAMB Hospital Disability Programme, Bangladesh, for WMPL, USA, March 2001.
  1. Review and strategic planning for the 9th Five Year Plan on CBR, for the Royal Government of Bhutan, May 2002.
  1. Facilitator at 2 strategic planning workshops for the Callan Services for Disabled, Papua New Guinea, June 2002.
  1. Strategy Planning for a country-wide CBR Programme, United aid for Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2004.
  1. Review and strategic planning for John Grooms Overseas, Sri Lanka, June - December 2005
  1. Strategic Advisor on disability issues for the CORDAID India programme, 2000 -2010
  1. Strategic Advisor and Consultant on building capacity of national master trainers on CBR, and developing CBR manuals, Ministry of Health, Govt of Vietnam and MCNV Netherlands, Hanoi, January 2005, August 2005 and August 2006.
  1. Facilitator for Strategy Planning, training and review of CBR for United Aid for Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2005 to  2009.
  1. Member of the Expert Group for ‘Evolving disability specific targets and indicators for the MDG’, UNESCAP, Bangkok, November 2007.
  1. Member of the International Advisory Group for the Conduct of the 1st Asia-Pacific CBR Congress, Bangkok, February 2009.
  1. Member of the Expert group constituted by UNDESA, New York, for “Mainstreaming Disability in MDG Policies, Processes and Mechanisms:  Development for All”, Geneva, April 2009.
  1. Facilitator for Strategy Planning for Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Nepal,May 2010.
  1. Member of the Expert group  to determine research priorities for a DFID-UK funded Cross-cutting Disability Research Programme based at University College London, held in Bangalore, April 2010.
  1. Strategic Advisor, disability issues, for Wadhwani Foundation, USA, 2011.
  1. Member of the Expert Group to develop a strategic framework for the Health Component of CBR for South-East Asia region, World Health Organisation, SEARO, New Delhi, November 2011
  2. Lead consultant for development of 2 concept papers for International Disability and Development Consortium  (IDDC), 2012. 1. CBR Guidelines as a Tool for Community-based Inclusive Development. 2.Community-based Rehabilitation and the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  1. Lead consultant for CBM India to develop the National Plan for Community-based Rehabilitation for Government of India, September 2013.
  1. Member of the Expert Group constituted by UN DESA, New York for "Disability and Development - Operationalising the post-2015 Development agenda for Persons with Disabilities", May 2015.
  1. Consultant to HI Belgium for inclusion of disability in the health sector for national planning in Laos, July-October 2015.

 Evaluation and research

  1. Situation analysis of the Physiotherapy Centre at IRDT, Dharmapuri, funded by Titan Industries Ltd., Bangalore, India, 1996.
  2. Evaluation of the Caritas Nederland funded programmes of the National Association of the Blind, Bangalore, India, 1996.
  1. Evaluation of the Silent Valley Project for Hearing Impaired Women, funded by Caritas Nederland, Thrissur, Kerala, India, 1997.
  1. Evaluation of Mobility India, Bangalore, India, 1997.
  2. Evaluation of Hearing Impaired Children Trust, Sri Lanka, on behalf of Misereor, Germany, 1997.
  1. Evaluation of Navajeevana CBR Programme, Tangalle, Sri Lanka, on behalf of Christoffel Blindenmission, Germany, 1998.
  1. Evaluation of Bangladesh Protibandhi Foundation, Dhaka, on behalf of SKN, Netherlands andCaritas, Netherlands, 1998.
  1. Evaluation of Youth for Action, Hyderabad, India, on behalf of Christoffel Blindenmission, Germany, 1998.
  1. Evaluation of the Rehaswiss Programme in India, for Rehaswiss, Switzerland, 1998-1999.
  2. Evaluation of OSDER CBR Programme, Bangladesh, for Caritas Netherlands, 1999.
  1. Evaluation of Centre for Rehabilitation of Paralysed, Bangladesh, for the British High Commission, Dept. for International Development, Bangladesh, 1999.
  1. Evaluation of InterLife -Bangladesh Disability Programme, for PMU, Sweden, February/March 2000.
  2.  Evaluation of ANKUR Project, College of Social Work, Bombay, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, September 2000.
  1.  Appraisal of SACRED, Andhra Pradesh, on behalf of Action for Disability, UK,December 2001.
  1.  Evaluation of Rural Aid, Tamil Nadu on behalf of Action for Disability, UK, January 2001
  1. Evaluation  of CRUTCH CBR Project, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, May 2001.
  1. Evaluation of CATER CBR Project, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, August 2001.
  2. Evaluation of the Deaf Project of World Vision Myanmar, Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar, November 2001.
  1. Evaluation of Blind Education and Research Development Organisation, Bangladesh, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, December 2001.
  1. Evaluation of SETU, Bangladesh, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, December 2001.
  2. Evaluation of Save the Planet and Disability, Bangladesh, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, December 2001.
  1. Evaluation of The Leprosy Mission India CBR Programme, January, 2002.
  1. Evaluation of REACH, Kolkota, on behalf of CORDAID Netherlands, March 2002.
  1. Evaluation of OSDER, Bangladesh, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, July 2002.
  1. Evaluation of the CBR programme of World Vision Myanmar, August 2002.
  2. Evaluation of Bangladesh Protibandhi Foundation, Bangladesh, on behalf of CORDAID, Netherlands, September 2002.
  1. Evaluation of disability programmes of VSO in Indonesia and Thailand, January 2003.
  1. Evaluation of Learning Disability Project of Sadhana Trust, Tamil Nadu, India, for CORDAID Netherlands, March 2003.
  2. Evaluation and strategic planning for READ CBR Programme, Tamil Nadu, for CORDAID Netherlands, April 2003.
  1. Evaluation of Yakkum Rehabilitation Project, Indonesia for of SKN Netherlandsand CORDAID Netherlands, July 2003.
  1. Evaluation of RUCODE CBR Project, Tamil Nadu, for CORDAID Netherlands,August 2003
  1. Evaluation of ANKUR Project for Children with Mental Handicap, Mumbai, India, for CORDAID Netherlands, November 2003
  1. Evaluation of Centre for Rehabilitation of Paralysed,  Dhaka, December 2003.
  2. Evaluation of Cambodia Trust Rehabilitation Programme, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 2004.
  3. Appraisal of RDRS CBR programme, Rangpur, Bangladesh, for CORDAID Netherlands, June 2004
  4. Evaluation of CBR Projects in India of Leonard Cheshire International South Asia Regional Office, Bangalore, India, 2007
  5. Team Leader for the UNDP Research on ‘Impact of tsunami on persons with disability’ in Tamil Nadu State, India, undertaken by WilburSmith Associates, India, 2007.
  1.  Team leader for the Evaluation of CBR Projects in India of Leonard Cheshire International South Asia Regional Office, Bangalore, India, 2007.
  1. Team leader for the evaluation of BasicNeeds India Mental Health and Development Programme, India, March 2008.
  2.  Team leader for a study on ‘Status of implementation of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Challenges from Ratification to Implementation’, for the Commonwealth Foundation, UK, 2009.
  3.  Team leader for the evaluation of Yunnan Disabled Persons’ Federation CBR Programme, for CBM China, Kunming, China, April-May 2009.
  4. Team leader for the evaluation of Livability’s overseas work. Livability Ireland, Nov 09-March 10.
  5. Evaluation of Livability’s work in Asia-Pacific Region, Livability Ireland, 2010.
  6. Evaluation of Liliane Foundation’s work in Asia, July 2011.
  1. Lead researcher for the WHO-APCD “Situation analysis of CBR in Southeast Asia Region”, 2011
  1. Mid-term Review of Hue CBR Project of CBM-Vietnam, for CBM CEARO, October 2011
  1. Mid-term Review of the Yunnan Province CBR Project of CBM-China, January 2012
  2. Mid-term Review of the CBR Project of Leprosy Mission International, Myanmar,for CBM CEARO, March 2012
  1. Evaluation of CDMD-CBR Programme, Cambodia, for CBM CEARO, July 2012
  1. Review of the Luzhou Disabled Persons' Federation CBR programme for CBM China, July 2012
  1. Evaluation of CABDICO, Cambodia, October 2012.
  1. Evaluation of DDSP, Cambodia, November 2012.
  2. Evaluation of Mobility India projects for CBM India, August 2013.
  1. Evaluation of CBM China CBR projects in China, May 2014.
  1. Lead consultant to develop monitoring systems for USAID funded 5 country wheelchair service provision project of World Vision, USA, Jubne-September 2014.
  1. Analysis of CBR Experiences in Lao PDR and suggestions for future planning, for HI -Belgium, Laos, October 2015.
  1. Mid-term Review of Disability Rights initiative Cambodia, a joint UN Programmes of UNDP, WHO and UNICEF Cambodia, supported by DFAT, Australia,  February-May 2016.
  2. Organisational Review and Strategy Planning for Spinal Injury Rehabilitation
    Centre, Nepal, February-June 2016.
  3. End-term evaluation of "Hear my Voice- Empowering Tajik Civil Society for Disability Rights Advocacy, Tajikistan", project  of Mission East, supported by Danish CISU, May-June 2017.

  Knowledge enhancing  and advisory assignments

  1.  Editor – Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, 1997 to 2010
  2.  Co-ordination of publications in rehabilitation in India, with Appropriate Health   Resources and Technologies Action Group (AHRTAG), London, 1993-5.
  3. Co-ordination  of research activities in rehabilitation in India with the International Centre for Advancement of     Community Based Rehabilitation, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 1993-95.
  1. Series Editor for Selected Readings in Community Based Rehabilitation, Series 1 : CBR in Transition, published by Action for Disability, UK, January 2000.
  1. Publishing Editor for the Special Issue on Disability and Rehabilitation in India, published by the Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, Riyadh, Jan-March 2000.
  2. Editor, Friday Meeting Transaction, 1999 – 2002.
  3. Series Editor for Selected Readings in Community Based Rehabilitation, Series 2 : Disability and Rehabilitation Issues in South Asia, published by Action for Disability, UK, January 2002.
  4. Project Co-Supervisor for dissertation of Master of Science degree, Institute of Child Health, University College London, September 2002.
  5. Author – Training Notes in CBR, 2001
  6. Author – Manual for CBR Planners, 2003
  7. Member of the Editorial Board of Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, Riyadh
  8. Member of the Editorial Board of WFNR Update, UK.
  9. Member of the Editorial Board of revised ILEP Guidelines on CBR in Leprosy, 2006.
  10. Member of the WHO Expert group to develop Guidelines for CBR, Geneva, November 2004, June 2005, December 2006 to date.
  11. Member of the Editorial Committee of the World Report on Disability and Rehabilitation, World Health Organisation, Geneva, 2006 to date
  12.  Local Co-supervisor for Ph.D Thesis from Institute of Child Health, University College London, 2007
  1.  Facilitator and resource person at the Commonwealth Asia Seminar on Disability, 2008.
  1. Coordinator for the production and distribution of CBR in Africa Series 1, 2 3 and 4, on behalf of CBR Africa Network (CAN), Uganda,  Institute of Child Health, UK, and University of East Anglia, UK.
  1.  Chief Editor, Inclusive Community Development – Future Direction of Community-based Rehabilitation in Asia-Pacific, 2009.
  1. Member of the International Advisory Group for the Conduct of the 1st Asia-Pacific CBR Congress, Bangkok, February 2009.