Raising Awareness among Key Stakeholders

2. Hold follow-up trainings for deeper learning

Formal trainings, which can last all day, are opportunities for DPOs to deepen their members’ understanding of the Persons with Disabilities’ Rights and Protection Act, 2013 (DRPA). Through structured activities, DPO leaders can review the 20 specific rights recognized by the DRPA in greater detail, facilitate discussions about training videos, and also use role plays to illustrate how DPOs can help persons with disabilities to file complaints under the law.

Because of the complexity and breadth of the DRPA, two-day trainings may be necessary in order to ensure that DPO members gain an adequate enough understanding of the law to be able to use it. Although two-day trainings likely require more resources and organization, the experience of participants in USAID’s EPD program suggests that most DPOs will need two days to cover the 20 rights recognized by the DRPA, the five-tier committee structure established by the DRPA, and the Section 36 application process, including how to complete Form 6 and file it with the district DRPA committee. 

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