Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC)

ADDC logoAFDO Board member, Frank Hall-Bentick currently represents AFDO on the Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC).

The ADDC continues to coordinate disability and development issues within Australia, working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Federal ministers for foreign affairs and International development. Each year, ADDC sponsors a parliamentary event for Federal politicians to celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) highlighting disability and development issues and work around the world.

The ADDC and ten of its members produced a series of short videos featuring persons with disability who are, or were engaged in a disability-inclusive development project or initiative in Australia or overseas. In these videos they share their personal stories and how disability inclusive development projects changed their lives, benefited their communities and contributed to a more inclusive society.

AFDO’s video features Frank Hall-Bentick speaking about AFDO’s role in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities and in supporting Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in the Asia Pacific Region. Our video can be viewed via this link.

You can find more information on the ADDC at their website.  You can also follow this link to subscribe to the ADDC Newsletter.