In this four-part series being brought to you this month, we will explore each of our 2020 – 2022 Strategic Goals in more depth.

Strategic Goal 1

To increase the reach and impact of the Carers Worldwide model through empowering existing partners to mainstream and advocate for greater carer inclusion and through establishing new partnerships with carefully selected organisations across Southern Asia.

Over the next three years we will continue to work with our 10 existing partners across India, Nepal and Bangladesh to increase their reach and impact. One of the most exciting developments with our existing partners will be the transitioning of our three original partners in India NBJK, SACRED and SAMUHA into resource partners who will play a key role in promoting carers’ rights at policy level in their respective states and nationally.

As well as continuing our work with our existing partners and building on the success of our results to date, we will begin to work with new partners as another way to ensure that we expand the scope of our work. By the end of 2022, we aim to form new partnerships with a further fifteen NGOs across the region and enter into a new country of operation in Southern Asia.

These partners will be organisations with significant experience and reach within their areas of expertise and their locations who are well placed to promote inclusion of carers at the grassroots and with policy makers, thus supporting our catalytic approach.

Expanding in Practice

Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh: After well-establishing our presence in India and Nepal, in 2018 we partnered with CDD and launched our first carers’ project in Bangladesh. In just under two years we have already worked on four projects with this partner. Expanding in to new countries in this way is an important strategy for us to ensure that we gather momentum for a global carers’ movement.

Margadarshi: In 2019 we began working with our newest partner Margadarshi, an NGO based in southern Karnataka, south India. With six existing partners in India prior to this, including one based in the northern Karnataka, it is necessary for us to build a larger network of partners in our existing countries of operation so that the carers’ issue can be truly brought in to the mainstream. This will give partners greater power when advocating for carers to be recognised at a policy-level.

We are excited about our 3-year expansion plan and working with new partners to implement our work. If you have any further questions about this strategic goal please feel free to contact us. Be sure to come back next week to read about our second 2020 – 2022 Strategic Goal which is ‘developing a high quality, bespoke training and consultancy service.’