EENET has begun to work with a range of organisations in various regions in order to promote greater sharing of information. EENET’s style of regional development will be unique to the individuals involved and to the particular needs of the region. Regionalisation is not only about geography, or country boundaries, but also about linguistic and ethnic identity.
Some examples of our work with regional organisations:
Arabic on the website
We have developed a link with the SETI Centre and Save the Children UK in Egypt in order to make documents about inclusive education available in Arabic on the website. We hope that this will increase links with the Arabic-speaking world as a whole. For more information contact EENET. To see which documents are currently available in Arabic please click here.
Network For Inclusive Education (NIE) India, South Asia
Network for Inclusive Education is an information network committed to promoting the participation of marginalised groups in education all over South Asia. It was set up in 2000, inspired by EENET. NIE is based in India and has offices in Delhi and Bangalore.
CBR Africa Network – CAN
CAN is a newly established network for African CBR workers. It is an outcome of a regional CBR conference held in Kampala, Uganda in 2001. It has a steering committee with representatives from four African countries and its initial secretariat is based in Uganda. CAN aims to promote access to appropriate information on disability and development, and to document and share good practice. It is supported by the Centre for International Child Health (CICH) in London.
PO Box 708
The Disability Action Council (DAC) in Cambodia has produced a set of easy-to-read training materials for schools wishing to promote inclusive education, written by Philippa Thomas in collaboration with DAC. Philippa can be contacted through EENET. The materials will soon be available from EENET’s website.
Nigeria, West Africa
We have recently signed an agreement with Girl Child Empowerment Nigeria (GCEN). They will promote information sharing on inclusion issues in Nigeria initially, and later within the region as a whole.
Girl Child Empowerment Nigeria (GCEN)
PO Box 4433
Tel/fax: +234 (0)9 6703230
Innovemos, Chile, South America
Innovemos, or Let’s Innovate, is a UNESCO-led regional network of national networks in over 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Themes on the Innovemos website include: diversity and equity; education and culture; and teaching and learning processes. The site also has a ‘Share your experience’ section aimed at teachers.
Inclusion International is a network of over 200 family-based organisations working to promote the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in 115 countries worldwide. An exciting global initiative is about to be launched called Building Inclusive Futures. This will include a Global Knowledge Network on Inclusive Education, led by a Taskforce. Other Taskforces include: Children and Families; Poverty Reduction; and Values and Ethics.
Knowledge is power – but sharing knowledge is progress.