Validating toolkit on disability for Africa

International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesThe Technical Cooperation Unit (TCU) of UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) will organize a workshop for the validation of the Toolkit on Disability for Africa, taking place in Addis Ababa on 5 -7 August.

The overall objective of the workshop is to validate the Toolkit on Disability for Africa, prepared as a training tool to enhance the awareness of government officials and other stakeholders in African countries about disability issues, and to increase their capacities to formulate, monitor and evaluate national policies and action plans in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability.

Government officials involved in formulating and implementing national disabilities policies and programmes and representatives of civil society organizations, will be invited from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia. Experts from ECA, OHCHR and AU will also participate.

The main outcome of the workshop will be a Toolkit on Disability for Africa verified, enriched and completed by the participants’ experiences, and therefore validated for its employment in training workshops promoted by other future projects in Africa.

For more information:

UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development

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