Huib Cornielje is the Editor-in-Chief of the Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development (DCID) Journal. He is also the Director of Enablement, Netherlands. He has been Disability Advisor for the Netherlands Leprosy Relief since 2008. He is also a lecturer in Public Health at the University for Applied Sciences in Leiden, the Netherlands. Earlier, Mr. Cornielje worked for over 10 years in various rehabilitation programmes in South Africa.
As Director of Enablement, Mr. Cornielje is involved in training and research in the field of disability and development. He was a co-founder of the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD), and served on its Board for several years.
Trained as a physical therapist, Mr. Cornielje’s main area of interest lies in community-based rehabilitation, with a particular focus on monitoring and evaluation of CBR programmes. He has contributed to sections of the new CBR Guidelines. More recently, he was involved in formulating and teaching on courses in Disability and Development at VU University, Amsterdam.
For more than 3 decades worked in international programmes dealing with disability and community health with a special focus on community-based rehabilitation and leprosy. Collaborated with different UN organisations, especially the rehab unit and assistive technology unit of the World Health Organisation. Presently engaged in emancipatory research programs in Mongolia and Liberia and in developing national assistive technology services in Mongolia.@sunildeepak