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Zambian government moves 6th CBR Africa Conference to Capital City

The 6th CBR Africa conference will now take place in Lusaka, Zambia. The Conference previously scheduled for Livingstone at Avani Victoria Resort will now be hosted at Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, from May 7th-11th 2018. According to Dr. Abdul Busuulwa, the Executive Director CBR Africa Network (CAN), the decision to shift …

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Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

There is a lack of research into what works in Inclusive Education (IE) in Uganda, a recent study has found. Yet with children with disabilities (CwDs) constituting only 1.79% of total school enrollment, serious attention is needed to ‘ensure learning opportunities for all’ (SDG4), a study reveals further. Follow the …

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Contributing to equitable access to education

 St. Francis Primary School for the Blind, Madera provides basic education for learners with visual impairment from all over Uganda regardless of sex, ethnic grouping and religion. Currently the school has an enrollment of 80 children (43 boys and 37 girls) aged between 4 and 18 years.  90% of these …

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Little People need more attention?

Access to employment opportunities for Persons with disabilities in Ugandan communities can be a real nightmare. However, CBR as a strategy for inclusive development is steadily causing a mind shift in communities. Sarah Nawaggi, A Little Person of Uganda is one of the beneficiaries of this mind shift and she …

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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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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 Lusaka, Zambia starting from 7th -11th May 2018. The conference, whose theme is ‘CBR for resilience building and sustainable development: leave no one behind’ …

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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 interesting  discussions relating to unresolved issues with regard to CBR implementation in Africa:  The latest CAN Book …

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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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Call of papers of examples of good practice in inclusion of persons with disabilities for International Advocacy

WHO has formed a working group to influence UN agencies to take responsibility for implementing through ministries of the respective components of the CBR matrix.  e.g: UNESCO and UNICEF taking responsibility of education and children, ILO with livelihood, UNDP with development and so on through respective ministries. This  Working group …

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