ABOUT US

Our mission

CIP supports international and national stakeholders to ensure that policies, practices and programs foster full and effective inclusion of disadvantaged groups, in particular for persons with disabilities, by the full realization of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other human rights frameworks and development agendas through policy analysis, research, training, and strategic thinking,

Our approach

We work collaboratively in partnership with national and international non-governmental organizations.

Our goal is to contribute to building the capacity for inclusive policy through knowledge development and dissemination, technical assistance, and by facilitating dialogue and links between various stakeholders.

Who we are

 We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization registered in  Washington, DC, United States.

Fields of expertise

Capacity development

Public finance for inclusion

Inclusive social protection and community support

Data for inclusion

OUR TEAM

Daniel Mont

CO-Founder / CEO

  has extensive experience in the area of disability and inclusive development in research, operations, and capacity building.

Having worked for many years with the World Bank but also with a wide range of other international development agencies, governments, academics, and civil society organizations.

 Alberto Vásquez

SENIOR ADVISOR

is a Peruvian human rights lawyer and disability rights advocate.

In Peru, he has been actively involved in the drafting, advocacy and monitoring of laws and policies relating to persons with disabilities. He is the president of the NGO Society and Disability – SODIS and member of the Latin American Network of Psychosocial Diversity. He was formerly the research coordinator for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Meenakshi Balasubramanian

Associate

is a long-time disability rights activist who contributed to numerous campaigns to improve laws and policies at the states and Union level in India. Passionate about CRPD compliant policy analysis, she has reviewed  Union and States budget from a disability perspective every year since 2012 for the People Budget initiative led by CBGA.

Abner Manlapaz

ASSOCIATE

is a disability rights activist from the Philippines.

He is actively promoting accessibility, development of support services particularly the establishment of personal assistance system and access to assistive products.

Nanette Goodman

senior ASSOCIATE

is the Research Director of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. She has over 20 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research on disability policy issues in the U.S. and in low-and moderate-income countries.

Shivani Gupta

Associate

  is passionate about independent living for persons with disabilities in less-resourced areas.

Her areas of work include improving physical accessibility and support services. Co-founder of AccessAbility and author of ‘No Looking Back’ inspired by her own life as a woman with disabilities in India.

Mitchell Loeb

Senior Associate

is a Disability Data Advisor with many years of experience in the field of health sciences focusing primarily on disability, functioning and health. A long time member of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics, he chaired the working groups on child disability and inclusive education.

 Jennifer Madans

SENIOR ADVISOR

has contributed to a wide
body of written work addressing all aspects of disability data collection which is used
internationally.

She served as the head of the Secretariat of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics from its inception until the present, and has conducted numerous training sessions, provided extensive technical
assistance, and has been an invited to speak at a range of events on the collection and analysis of
disability data at the country, regional and international level.

Zachary Morris

senior Associate

is an Assistant Professor at the Stony Brook School of Social Welfare where he conducts policy relevant research on the financial and social inclusion of people with disabilities worldwide.

Ilene Zeitzer

Senior Associate

has over 40 years of experience in comparative disability policy.

In 2002, she took early retirement and founded Disability Policy Solutions (DPS) where
the bulk of her work in recent years has focused on disability assessment and
employment promotion issues for persons with disabilities.

Imed Ouertani

Fellow

is an advocate and expert of the rights of persons with disabilities. Since the Tunisian revolution in 2011, he has planned, implemented and evaluated several projects.

Our Board of directors

Sophie Mitra

President

Professor in the Department of Economics, co-director of the Disability Studies Program and founding director of the Research Consortium on Disability at Fordham University.

Tom Tanhchareun

Treasurer

 Social justice activist and public policy practitioner, with over a decade’s experience working across government and civil society. He has focused extensively on disability inclusion, and has advised the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on disability and other inclusion issues. 

Risnawati Utami

Secretary

Has been active in various activities related to disability issues, human rights, wheelchair provision system, urban development, and policy advocacy in Indonesia and international level.

“The members of the board of directors are volunteers. While the board of directors provide overall guidance on the work of CIP, the opinions and views expressed in CIP technical assistance or website content are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the board of directors members.”

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