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CBR Africa Network (CAN) in the Media

As a means of promoting CBR as a development strategy, CAN engages media to raise debate. CAN’s Executive Director recently had an opportunity to discuss CBR in Uganda. You can join the debate here

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External Consultant required in Rwanda

In collaborations with Ministry of Local Government, the National Council of Persons with Disability, Rwanda, DPOs, Public Institutions are developing national CBID/CBR program and guidelines. Experienced Consultant with regional and local national context is being sought to lead the process. Interested parties should follow the link here or download via Handicap …

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2 nd CBR World Congress

In 2016, the 2nd CBR World Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia observed that there is growing need to  recognise the potential of CBR as a key bottom-up strategy to support countries to achieve their development goals by building an inclusive world. As such, several recommendations were made one of …

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Consultancy services required

CAN is seeking to recruit the service provider with good understanding on the use of video for advocacy and communication in addition to adequate knowledge on CRPD and CBR as a development strategy to undertake short assignment. Please download the terms of reference here 

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6th CBR Africa conference 2018-Call for abstracts extension

Due to public demand the call for abstracts for the 6th CBR Africa Conference in Livingstone Zambia has been extended to September 30 2017. Please visit the link for details on how to submit your abstracts.

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400 delegates for CBR Africa Conference 2018

5th CBR Africa conference

At least over 400 delegates from different parts of the world are expected to attend the CBR conference on inclusive development scheduled to take place in Livingstone, Zambia starting from 7th to 11th May 2018. The conference, whose theme is ‘CBR for resilience building and sustainable development: leave no one …

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CBR Guidelines: A Bridge to Inclusive Society Beyond the 2015 Development Framework

  Do you know how relevant WHO CBR guidelines are towards improved quality of  life of PWDs? CAN is happy to release yet another edition of her publication from which you will find answers to most unresolved issues with regard to CBR implementation in Africa:  The latest CAN Book discusses …

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East Africa becomes common area of higher learning

Learners with disabilities in East African region will soon start accessing equal educational opportunities once the Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) on Special Needs and Inclusive Education are approved. The Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) is in the final stages of developing the guidelines in preparation for the declaration …

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Dreaming big: Zambian Person with Disability aspires to become president

This may sound to you like a day dream.  For a young man with physical disability to crave for presidency ─ the highest office in the land, ─ is probably unthinkable in a country where discrimination against Persons with Disabilities still reigns. Yet for a 24-year-old Ian Banda, his dream …

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Restoring Hope: the benefit of effective CBR initiatives in Zambia

Bruce Mubuyayeta Nasilele, 37, is a resident of Dambwa North in Livingstone, Zambia. He is a member of Zambia Psychosocial Disability Association and Zambia Association for Hydrocephalus and Spinal Bifida. Nasilele lives with psychosocial disability.  He suffered from cerebral malaria and spine problems during childhood  and since then, he has …

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