July 2012- June 2013

Budget: $32,870.00

The Republic of Moldova ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on July 9, 2010, and Keystone Moldova supports the promotion of the Convention and its implementation in Moldova.

The project UN Convention as a Guarantee of Nondiscrimination of Persons with Disabilities is implemented with the support of Soros Foundation – Moldova (external website) in Calarasi and Orhei rayons. The project is designed to support the local public administrations from those two rayons to develop and implement the Strategy of the Implementation of the UN Convention at the local level. The representatives of local public administrations will receive training in Social Role Valorization, how to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities at the local level, and the development of the strategy of implementation of UN Convention.

The Strategy of the Implementation of the UN Convention will be developed in a participatory way. An initiative group will be created in each rayon that will include the representatives of the local public administration and of the NGOs. The initiative group will develop the draft of the Strategy of Implementation of UN Convention, which will be discussed publicly. The Strategy of the Implementation of UN Convention will be approved by the rayon counsel. With Keystone Moldova’s support, the local public administrations from the both rayons will organize a competition for the best projects developed on the basis of the Strategy. Two actions from the Strategy will be supported financially for implementation in each rayon.

Keystone Moldova will disseminate the experience of elaboration and implementation of the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Orhei and Calarasi rayons nationwide. A guide on the implementation of the UN Convention will be developed for the local public administration, and it will be distributed in each primaria. Additionally, a national conference will be organized with the participation of the representatives of local public administration from all rayons. The Calarasi and Orhei local public administration will share their experiences and lessons learned on the development and implementation of the Strategy.