DSI's Advisory Working Group
The Group's Purpose:
We are working to advance disability training opportunities
We know that within low and middle-income countries, there is great need for more access to information and training about disabilities and disability-related topics. But in order to create quality trainings, we know we need many minds and areas of expertise working together. This is why we have developed the DSI Advisory Working Group (AWG).
This group of volunteer professionals are working collaboratively to advise and develop disability training topics and materials to be used with Partners in Cambodia (and other developing countries in the future) where local disability professionals and training opportunities are greatly lacking or do not yet exist.
Interested in joining our group?
Although our group has been formed and is working together, as we move forward we may identify needs for other specific skillsets (related to disability and/or international development work). So if you are interested in joining, please let us know.
Please note: The Advisory Working Group meets and works together in person in the U.S. in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul metro area. See below for how to join locally or get connected to help advance this mission from aboard.
Ideal Team Members will have many of the following attributes:
Shares the fundamental belief that people with disabilities must be included in the global development agenda
Shares DSI’s vision for empowering in-country stakeholders to sustainably impact disability development efforts
Has an understanding and/or experience in international development efforts
Has professional-level disability expertise and experience (such as collegiate-level teaching, curriculum writing, diagnostics, special education)
Thrives and enjoys working in an environment requiring self-starting innovation and multi-faceted challenges
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world."
- Anne Frank
Have specific questions or want to learn more before moving forward? We'd be happy to talk with you. Contact DSI's Executive Director, Jennie Wendland at email@example.com.