ORT IC helps put disabled people in the saddle

Persons with Disabilities Initiative (PWDI)

Montenegro - USAID - 2010-2013

The USAID-funded ORT Persons with Disabilities Initiative (PWDI) was a three-year, $1 million program from May 2010 through June 2013.

The project goals were

  • Foster a greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in the economic and social life of Montenegro
  • Support the provision of essential social services to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in four municipalities of Montenegro by five small municipal-based Disabled Persons' Organizations (DPOs)
  • Develop and diversify new services and programs for the disabled
  • Build the capacity and sustainability of five local NGO partners

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Disabled People in the Saddle

Montenegro - USAID - 2010

A two-pronged World ORT project supporting therapeutic and employment services for disabled people in Montenegro is taking shape.

A 25-bed capacity lodge specially adapted to the needs of young people with disabilities is well on the way to completion just months after ground was broken on the isolated site in the Durmitor national park in the north of the Balkan state.

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Advocacy Program

Montenegro - USAID - 2002-2010

ORT is providing training, technical assistance and grants to Montenegrin NGOs under the Montenegro Advocacy Program (MAP). MAP empowers Montenegrin NGOs to identify public policy concerns that resonate with a broad cross section of stakeholders, and provides them with the capacity to mobilize expertise and resources to tackle these issues effectively.

The project is increasing citizen participation, improving citizen representation, and promoting government accountability. MAP assists NGOs in designing and implementing targeted advocacy initiatives consistent with community needs.

Training emphasizes skills required to communicate advocacy objectives to constituents and the broader public; mobilizes support for their objectives across sectors; and supports and sustains meaningful dialogue with policy-makers.

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Montenegro - USAID - 2003-2005

Akcija Reforms for a Healthy Society. ORT managed grant programs to identify and fund initiatives in support of the reform process in Montenegro.

ORT staff worked with the Akcija NGO network,a core group of leading local NGOS, academics, experts and independent media organizations to engage a significant number of citizens in ongoing reform process. More than $700,000 was provided in grants.


Montenegro - United Nations - 2005

On 7 September 2005, ORT International Cooperation gave a presentation to the United Nations (UN) in New York City as part of a workshop at the Annual UN NGO Conference on The Rule of Law. The UN invited ORT to participate in the workshop on the basis of its successful watchdog grants program implemented under the USAID-funded Montenegro Advocacy Program (MAP).

The workshop, delivered by the ORT MAP Chief of Party and four other organizations' representatives was aimed at informing the UN of progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by civil society around the world, and had a specific focus on the field of the rule of law as pertains to enforcement and protection.

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