About Community Based Inclusion, The Pacific Way

In this project, we take the approach of collecting empowerment stories to illustrate different aspects of community based inclusive development (CBID) and to profile how Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) workers and disability advocates in the Pacific can work together with individuals, families, and communities to enable inclusion in all aspects of everyday life.

Contact Us

Faculty Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

E michelle.villeneuve@sydney.edu.au | W http://sydney.edu.au | T twitter.com/ResearchC4I

Dr Michelle Villeneuve
Stream Leader, Disability Inclusive Development, Centre for Disability Research and Policy

Dr Michael J. Millington
Course Director & Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Rehabilitation Counselling


This project was conducted in collaboration with Ms Maria Waloki, Fiji National University and Ms Goretti Pala, Solomon Islands National University.

We wish to acknowledge partnership with each of the following organisations and their members for sharing their empowerment stories:

Pacific Disability Forum
Fiji National Council of Disabled Persons
Spinal Injury Association, Fiji
People With Disability Solomon Islands,
Bethesda Disability Training and Support Centre, Solomon Islands
CBR Unit Ministry of health and Medical Services, Solomon Islands
Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Services, Cook Islands


This project was implemented through the WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Workforce Development in Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, University of Sydney. The project was supported by the Australian government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.