Awareness Broadening Conference on CRPD: The Relevance of International Experience to CRPD Implementing in Ethiopia; and the implication for the Disability act drafting process being coordinated by MoWSA.
Welcome to Network of Organizations of/for the Visually Impaired and the Blind (NOVIB)
NOVIB was established in 2007 by local civil society organizations (CSOs) who work on disability issues, with particular emphases on visual impairment. The Network was launched at a Founding Conference conducted from 20th-22nd, September 2007, and facilitated with the financial and technical support of STICHTING DIR and other Dutch-based international organizations.
NOVIB promotes the educational, economic and psycho – social empowerment of persons with visual and other impairments through enhancing the implementation capacity of member organizations, advocating the equalization of opportunities and inclusive development practice, and public sensitization.
NOVIB envisions an inclusive and accessible physical and social environment where persons with visual and other impairments enjoy equal opportunities in all aspects of life.
Our values and principles include partnership, inclusiveness, trust in member organizations, mutual respect and , understanding, transparency and accountability, impartiality, integrity and trustworthiness
Main area of focus / focus for partnership
Networking/partnering with local and international organizations interested or engaged in addressing issues related to persons with visual and other impairments.
Conducting studies with an aim to inform policy and program interventions, designed to address the situation of the visually impaired and contribute to the prevention of blindness.
Coordination and facilitation of projects, managed in collaboration with member organizations and other partners, aimed at improving the conditions of the visually impaired and other PWDs in a wide range of areas including HIV/AIDS and RH, orientation and mobility, access to ICT skills and use, independent living skills, psycho-social rehabilitation, inclusive education programs and income generation ventures.
Mobilizing financial, material and human resource for enhancing the capacity and sustainability prospects of member organizations.
Promoting the practice of disability inclusion/mainstreaming in development agenda in conjunction with all interest and pressure groups.