This group is currently inactive. Groups are formed based on the needs of the sector and may continue or become inactive when the imitates are completed.
ISWP’s Advocacy Working Group is tasked with increasing awareness about the lack of access to wheelchairs worldwide, increasing funding to support this issue, and encouraging policy adoption to facilitate wheelchair provision worldwide, particularly in less-resourced settings.
The group is developing materials and an awareness-raising campaign to create a clear, consistent message across the industry; to promote wheelchair inclusion in national policies and to increase recognition within the United Nations Body, the WHO World Health Assembly, and other high-level forums.
Two subcommittees support the Working Group: Awareness and Policy Adoption.
Accomplishments and Achivements
- Policy Advocacy Kit (PAK)
- Branding/Co-branding strategies
- Development of ISWP marketing and promotional materials
|Perth Rosen — Chair||UCP Wheels|
|David Constantine||Motivation UK|
|Antony Duttine||Humanity & Inclusion|
|Erika Garnier||Motivation Romania|
|Mary Goldberg||University of Pittsburgh|
|Chris Lewis||American Wheelchair Mission|
|John McKnight||Community Empowerment Programs, Inc.|
|Hisaichi Ohnabe||Niigata University of Health and Welfare (Prof. Emeritus)|
|Mario Sacasa||Futuro Nicaragua|
|Don Schoendorfer||Free Wheelchair Mission|
|Eric Wunderlich||LDS Charities|
|Miriam Zisook||Perkins School for the Blind|
- Advocacy Working Group, January 23rd, 2017 — Size: 227KB
- Advocacy Working Group, September 12th, 2016 — Size: 227KB
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This page was last updated on 1 October 2019