Over the years, CBR became a popular strategy in low and mid income countries and programmes were mainly focused on physiotherapy, assistive devices, and medical or surgical interventions. Over the years, many different models of CBR emerged due to different context and socio economic realities. Like disability sector, CBR also started evolving and along with the growth in number of CBR programmes, there were changes in the way CBR was conceptualized. Besides the World Health Organization (WHO), other UN agencies, especially the ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF got involved and CBR started to become a multisectoral strategy – beyond only health intervention.
In 2003, during an international consultation while reviewing 25 years of CBR practice at Helsinki, there was an unanimous voice that as CBR is more relevant to the low and mid income countries, CBR programmes need to focus on:
• reducing poverty, given that poverty is a key determinant and outcome of disability;
• ensuring greater community involvement and ownership;
• developing and strengthening of multisectoral collaboration and
• involving disabled people’s organizations in CBR.
Sorry I don't know the exact source of this text, but it's an extract of a paper about community development and the disabled, especially about CBR(Community based Rehabilitation).
I understand what 'community involvement' is, but what does it mean by 'community ownership' here? Usually ownership is used when there's a specific individual, I mean, as in someone's ownership. But I don't get it if it's community's ownership.. I have no idea what it means here. Can anyone help me with this?