Access to a livelihood is a key issue for persons with disabilities, and IDDC believes that those involved in economic activities in developing countries must improve their capacities to become inclusive.
The IDDC Livelihood Task Group raises awareness among key stakeholders of the issues around access to microfinance and other financial support tools that promote self-employment of persons with disabilities. At the same time, the Task Group also strengthens knowledge and skills on livelihood issues among IDDC members.
Our Livelihood Task Group was originally set up with a focus on access to microfinance services, but has gradually increased its competence to the broader spectrum of livelihood issues for people with disabilities. June 2009, the Task Group restructured itself into 3 thematic subgroups to address the complexity and diversity of the livelihood concept:
The Task Group stems from the need to foster debate between IDDC members and other stakeholders on best practice on livelihood interventions.
Aim and objectives
The aim of the Livelihood Task Group is to raise awareness and improve skills within IDDC membership and among key stakeholders on the issues around access to microfinance and other financial support tools for the promotion of self-employment and livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities
The objectives of the Livelihood Task Group are: