Persons With Disabilities Foundation Trains 50 Officials in Management, Leadership and Governance

Persons With Disabilities Foundation Trains 50 Officials in Management, Leadership and Governance

From 1 to 4 February 2021, the Persons With Disabilities Foundation (PWDF) organized a four-day training on Leadership, Management and Governance.

Fifty participants from five offices of PWDF; and representatives from Kien Khleang Physical Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), provincial PRCs such as Kampong Cham, Kratie, Prey Veng, Takeo and Siem Reap, Disability Action Council (DAC), Department of Welfare for Persons with Disabilities (DWPD), and Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation (CDPO) were in attendance.

The Australian Government, through the ACCESS Program, supported PWDF in developing a training program to guide staff of PWDF and PRCs in strengthening public systems’ good governance to address the needs of persons with disabilities.

The four-day training was designed to enable trainees to learn to perform the function to specific standards such as leadership and good governance, vision and mission of an organization, challenges and indicators, and prioritization of action plan.

Mr. Mom Sothara, Deputy Director of PWDF, expressed gratitude to the Australian Government for their support and to Humanity & Inclusion for organizing this crucial training. He stressed the importance of a well-designed organization in order to function efficiently and effectively and how it can significantly impact staff’s well-being and skills development.

Ms. Anne ROUVE-KHIEV, Team Leader for ACCESS, highlighted the fact that Cambodia and other countries around the world face challenges in delivering quality rehabilitation essential services. Therefore, treatment and rehabilitation services need to be more intense, and provided continuously and long-term. She stated that she believed that the Minimum Package of Services (MPS) for PRCs would help guide PWDF, PRC managers, and staff in delivering PRC services, improving the efficiency of referrals and cooperation between health services, assisting in workforce planning, and supporting service quality assurance.