Ms. Cao Lin
Different challenges remain in the area of integration and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities in Turkmenistan. There is little social partnership and cooperation of various public organizations working in this area. Access to infrastructure and public services for persons with physical disabilities is not available at the moment, including in those state organizations and agencies which are supposed to serve as a role model in terms of accessibility of facilities for persons with disabilities. Finally, there are not many public outreach activities highlighting the importance of social and economic integration of persons with disabilities.
Considering all these challenges, UNDP and the Deaf and Blind Society of Turkmenistan (DBST) are building upon previous experience and cooperation on social and economic integration of visually and hearing impaired people into society.
The overall goal of the project is to further advance social inclusion and integration of persons with disabilities and establish networking between DBST and similar institutions and partnerships with government institutions, local authorities, private sector, and international development community.
|Donor||Amount contributed, USD
|UNDP||23,091.08 (1st year) + 46,000 (2nd year)|
|Government of Finland||60,216.98 (1st year) + 82,604 (2nd year)|