International Development

Since 2002, PWDA has engaged in international development projects which aim to consolidate the development and growth of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and build the disability rights movement in the Asia Pacific and Internationally.

PWDA is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct and is committed to ethical practice and public accountability in all its international development work. PWDA also has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

We hold associate membership of Disabled People’s International (DPI) and have been involved since its inception in 1980. Click here to learn more about our work with DPI.

We have also worked closely with the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) since its inception in 2002. More information is here about the PDF.

Our Work in the Pacific Region and Disability

PWDA undertakes two broad areas of responsibility in our international work. We represent Australian people with disability in Pacific and international forums; and work with DPOs in developing countries to build their capacity to self-govern, expand, network with other organisations and governments and sustain effective advocacy.