High Commission for Disabled Affairs

Last updated: 
08/05/2017

 

The care and Rehabilitation of the disabled are the responsibility of all parties, without limitation. It is the responsibility of the government ministries, especially those concerned with health and educational services, employment, training, awareness, culture, Rehabilitation and housing. Similarly, civil society organizations and the private sector are also responsible as they are effective social partners of government. Among these roles, the role of the family is considered to be the most effective and vital factor in this dynamic process.

 

Based on the interest in wider and more comprehensive contribution of disabled services and programs pursuant to article 16 of Law no. 74/2006 concerning the care, Rehabilitation and operation of services for the disabled, a High Commission for Disabled Affairs headed by the Minister of Social Development was formed, including representatives of government, civil society and the private sector.

 

Special conditions of the High Commission as per Article 18 of the above law delegate major responsibilities to this Commission, especially that it was assigned to study and prepare the general policy on care for the disabled and Rehabilitation in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

 

Working committees:

 

  • Committee for the preparation and monitoring of the national strategy for the disabled
  • Committee for public relations and social awareness
  • Committee for legal and financial matters

 

 

 

Committee: Committee for the preparation and monitoring of a national strategy for the disabled

Headed by: Jasim Mohamed Saeedy

 

Special responsibilities:

  1. Preparing a national strategy to care, qualify and employ the disabled including in the educational, health, psychological and social fields, employment, legislation, utility services, public services and others.
  2. Preparing and monitoring the executive plan of the disabled national strategy and making the required assessments.
  3. Setting rules related to the basic requirements for disabled care, qualification and employment.
  4. Forming teams for the study, preparation and recommendations as well as monitoring strategic fields.
  5. Performing any work assigned by the High Commission for Disabled Affairs and the executive office.

 

 

 

Committee: Public relations and social awareness committee

Headedby: Mr. Hisham Mohamed Al Jowdar

 

Special responsibilities:

  • Preparing and executing awareness and culturing activities and programs on disability through using various media.
  • Coordinating with relevant agencies to provide various consultancies needed by the disabled and their families.
  • Preparing guidelines related to the care, qualification and employment of the disabled.
  • Media coverage of the High Commission and the committees' projects and programs.
  • Organizing media interviews and workshops concerning disability and the rights of the disabled as well as the role of the media in supporting disability issues.
  • Performing any other tasks assigned by the High Commission and the executive office.

 

Committee: Financial and legal committee

Headed by: Mr. Othman Mohamed Sharif

 

Special responsibilities:

 

  1. Stipulating laws and rules regarding disabled affairs and monitoring their execution.
  2. Recommending draft laws and rules related to the care, qualification and employment of the disabled.
  3. Preparing regulations and contracts related to financial assistance for the disabled.
  4. Providing legal consultancies.
  5. Monitoring spending to implement plans of the High Commission.
  6. Protecting the disabled and enhancing their legal protection.
  7. Performing any other tasks assigned by the High Commission and the executive office
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