Disability leadership in Indonesia
Elisabeth Jackson, Ekawati Liu, Erin Wilson, Sen Sendjaya, Yuyun Yuningsih, Cucu Saidah, Joni Yulianto, Ishak Salim
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
How people with disabilities can be supported to lead development and change.
- How has leadership of people with disabilities shaped local processes of change and development?
- What individual and broader social factors enable or constrain the ability of people with disabilities to be effective leaders in their communities?
- What interventions support people with disabilities to take on leadership roles or other positions of influence?
WHAT WE EXPECT TO LEARN
What is enabling or constraining the ability of people with disabilities to be effective leaders. Practical guidance on how a variety of local and international actors can support people with disabilities to play an active role in development.
People with disabilities (PWDs) and the affiliating organisations can be effective principal drivers of inclusive societal change, if they are provided with training and opportunities to exercise genuine (as opposed to tokenistic) leadership. However, people with disability are grossly underrepresented in formal leadership roles, and face a range of structural and individual barriers.
This research aims to generate in-depth understanding of the processes and dynamics of disability leadership in Indonesia and how it contributes to societal change. It will identify factors that support or constrain PWDs from becoming effective leaders. Drawing from the inclusive and community-oriented framework of servant leadership, it will develop evidence-based leadership interventions to empower and develop PWDs into effective leaders.
Ekawati Liu, Principal Investigator
We want to look at the lived realities of leaders with disability so we can understand what things support them to lead change in their communities. We want to use our research findings to guide civil society organisations, governments and international donors to better support people with disability to play an active and central role in development.
WHO’S INVOLVED, WHERE
Elisabeth Jackson, La Trobe University
Ekawati Liu, Deakin University
Erin Wilson, Swinburne University of Technology
Sen Sendjaya, Swinburne University of Technology
Yuyun Yuningsih, Bandung Independent Living Centre
November 2020 - February 2022
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- La Trobe University, on Twitter @latrobe, @IHSSC
- Bandung Independent Living Centre
- Swinburne University of Technology, on Twitter @Swinburne, @CSIsocialimpact, @SwinBusSchool
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Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University
PhD Candidate, Deakin University
Professor and Uniting Kildonan Chair in Community Services Innovation at Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University
Professor of Leadership, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University
Director, Bandung Independent Living Centre
Co-founder, Bandung Independent Living Centre and Jakarta Barrier Free Tourism
Founder, Institute for Inclusion and Advocacy of Persons with Disabilities (SIGAB)
Co-founder, Indonesian Diffability Movement for Equality (PerDIK) and Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Universitas Teknologi Sulawesi