Supporting leaders and Advocacy in our Global network

Inclusion International working with IDA and IDDC partners have developed training and development programme (Bridge) to support leaders in the disability movement to advocate and work towards inclusion and the advancement of human rights.   BRIDGE training (module 2) for Eastern and Western Africa for English speaking countries took place in Nairobi from 5th to 11th May2017. The initiative led by IDA and IDDC drew 31 participants with diverse disabilities from 10 countries.  The second module comprises of intense sessions and deliberations on:

  • public policy
  • legal harmonization
  • data and statistics
  • budget advocacy
  • inclusive development

Inclusion Africa was represented by two participants, Mihret Nigussei a family member from Ethiopia and Jane Akinyi a self-advocate from Kenya. In total three people with intellectual disabilities participated in the training, the two other self-advocates from Nigeria and Uganda being members of Down syndrome International.

Inclusion Africa’s Fatma Wangare was part of the facilitation team composed of diverse facilitators who work together using inclusive facilitation to deliver training sessions