Networks are recognized as one of the core activities of Deafblind International (DbI). Indeed, DbI is a network of many networks.

To become a member of DbI Network please register here:
Register Individual DbI and Network Membership – Deafblind International

In the constitution, one of the stated objects of DbI is to stimulate the development of networks with specialized focus. Networks are international groups of individual members and/or organizations, from at least three countries, approved by the General Assembly.

Some Networks become elected members of the DbI Board. Currently, there are 17 DbI Networks:

For any question regarding DbI Networks please contact our Network Coordinator: Trees van Nunen-Schrauwen.

DbI will consider new Networks upon completion of the following application form. Please provide all the information asked for. The same information should be provided in updating reports.

Network Application Form

In order to be recognized your proposed Network must:

  • Be in sympathy with the objectives of DbI
  • Involve at least 3 countries
  • Have an agreed means for communication among members
  • Be project-based and time-limited or an ongoing interest group with an action plan
  • Provide details of the contact person and the leadership group
  • Be ready to publish news in DbI`s social media and in the DbI Review via Communication Committee ComCom
  • Be ready to participate in the regular Network meetings online together with the Network Coordinator
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Trees van Nunen-Schrauwen, Network Coordinator,