1. Charter for Change

  • Motivation will sign onto and endorse the Department for International Development’s Charter for Change.
  • We gladly commit to playing our part in realising the commitments listed in the charter, but recognise that they will require willing and active collaboration and ambition for change from all stakeholders in public, private and civil sectors.
  • We will look forward to seeing the scale of signatories to the Charter for Change but will welcome the articulation of individual commitments as a real barometer of the global commitment for progress and accountability.

 2. Stigma and discrimination

i. Representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities:
Motivation commits to scaling up its work to support the number of disabled role models to act as champions in Kenya, India, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania.

ii. Representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities:
Motivation commits to exploring how direct digital communication platforms can better amplify the voice of, and champion the needs and rights of, people with disabilities in their communities.

iii. Stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours:
Motivation commits to providing increased support and capacity building to parents and carers of children with disabilities across Kenya, India, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania to ensure that they have the skills needed to care for their children, advocate on their behalf and ensure fulfilment of their children’s rights.

3. Inclusive education

iv. Other:
Motivation commits to tackling the barriers children with disabilities face in accessing mainstream education through provision of innovative mobility and solutions.

 4. Economic empowerment

v. Access to decent work:
In July 2018, Motivation launched a pilot project in Kenya – Ready, Willing and Able – which aims to ensure people with disabilities in Nairobi have access to employment in line with national legislation. Motivation commits to using this pilot to gather evidence and make a case for informed programming and progress to ensure the scaling up of employment opportunities in Kenya and other East African countries.

5. Technology and innovation

vi. Join global partnership for assistive technology:
Motivation commits to providing technical expertise into the global assistive technology partnership, and ensuring the voice from disabled people and our community partners informs the strategic direction of the partnership.

vii. New programmes or services:
Motivation commits to exploring how digital technology can revolutionise wheelchair design, manufacture and provision, with pilot initiatives in India and Kenya to be launched in September 2018.

viii. New programmes or services:
Motivation commits to engaging with numerous and multi-sector partners to promote greater understanding and awareness of both the importance of WHO-compliant wheelchair provision and the role they can play to support disability inclusion and the achieving of the Sustainable Development Goals.

ix. Policy and guidance:
Motivation commits to exploring possibilities to replicate technology transfer (currently being implemented in India in collaboration with the national government) and, through the application of this model, building mechanisms for the national sustainability of wheelchair provision.

6. Data collection and disaggregation

x. Commit resources to support strengthened disability data:
Motivation commits to establishing at least two new partnerships with academic institutions to gather robust data and make a compelling case to multi-stakeholders on the role of quality assistive technology and service delivery on disability inclusion.

xi. Commit resources to support strengthened disability data:
Motivation commits to ensuring a stronger focus on evidence and learning within all programmes using, where relevant, the Washington Group questions and behaviour change techniques (for example, in our peer-to-peer work).

xii. Sign up to the Inclusive Data Charter :
Motivation commits to signing up to the new Inclusive Data Charter and developing an Inclusive Data Action Plan with strong actions on disability data.

7. Women and girls with disability

xiii. Other:
Motivation commits to increasing our understanding of the gender dynamics in our programmes and creating an action plan to address this going forward.