17 Diciembre 2019

Systematization: Community Based Inclusive Development, CBID

The Community Based Inclusive Development strategy (CBID), constitutes a human rightsbased family and community intervention. It fosters the involvement of families in generating a community-based inclusive and comprehensive development of their disabled children, their social inclusion and gender equality, as well as self-management and community participation to ensure the sustainability of results. The CBID strategy had a duration of nine months, starting in April and ending in December 2019. Its geographic scope included the departments with the highest registered number cases of Zika or Congenital Zika Syndrome, (CZS) during the epidemic’s peak in 2016-2017: Managua, Carazo, Granada and Masaya. The target population were 200 children affected by the Congenital Zika Syndrome, 200 families, 100 fathers/caregivers (men) and 100 community leaders. Mobilization and participation actions included at least 500 families living in the immediate surroundings of CZSaffected children. This strategy consisted of three products: (1) Fathers, mothers, caregivers and/or other family members have built skills/competencies for sensitive and receptive care for their children; (2) Children with disabilities have had access to specialized services for their rehabilitation, in their family environment as well as in an institution (Los Pipitos), and (3) Community leaders have developed skills/competencies to care and rehabilitate with a community-based inclusive development approach.