• Africa

    2018 Winners – Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards & AABC Conservation Awards

    MANCHESTER, UK: Civic Trust Awards (CTA) is delighted to reveal the list of winning projects for the 2018 Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards, AABC Conservation Awards and Selwyn Goldsmith Awards, which features 60 projects from a wide range of National and International entries. All schemes featured will receive either an Award or Commendation, with 3… Continue Reading »

    US launches digital hub for persons with disabilities in Nigeria

    LAGOS: The United States of America (U.S.A.) has unveiled  a  digital hub for persons with disabilities in Nigeria. The facility was hosted at the Lagos Office of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD). A Nigerian civic organisation, Project Enable, set up the digital hub with the support of the U.S. Government Alumni… Continue Reading »

    Fair ‘n Square: advancing the inclusion of persons with disabilities

    The latest version of the Fair ‘n Square website, which was first launched in 2015 by Handicap International (HI) in conjunction with UNICEF, looks at the ways in which children and adults with disabilities in Mozambique are discriminated against on a daily basis. Some people are unable to visit health centres because buildings are not designed for… Continue Reading »

    BCC Crafts Draft Disability Policy

    ZIMBABWE: The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has crafted a draft disability policy to cater for people living with disabilities (PWD), Southern Eye has learnt. In the draft policy, BCC said in order to ensure that the impact of all policy decisions addresses the specific interests and needs of PWDs, inasmuch as disabilities were different and… Continue Reading »

    Government asked to fulfill pledge on disability friendly infrastructure

    MALAWI: Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) has asked government to fulfill its pledge on considering people with disability when constructing buildings in the country. Munde said it is very unfortunate that some of the structures that government has been constructing are not disability friendly. He added that it is a concern considering the fact… Continue Reading »

    Intels Offers Scholarship to Persons with Disabilities

    NIGERIA: The Management of oil and gas logistics giant, Intels Nigeria Limited has taken its community support a notch higher by offering full scholarships to no fewer than 66 persons with disabilities. The scholarship scheme, which was set up in 2003 to assist persons with mobility disabilities, covers primary, secondary and tertiary education. According to… Continue Reading »

    UNIC Lagos Launches World’s First Complete Braille of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos Nigeria, on Monday 11 December 2017 launched the first complete braille version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to mark the 2017 International Human Rights Day and the beginning of the year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR.… Continue Reading »

    Disability-inclusive Education in Africa Trust Fund

    With fewer than 10 percent of children with disabilities in Africa attending school, the World Bank and USAID have created a new $3 million Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund to increase access for these children to primary school and to design and implement inclusive education programs across the region. According to the 2011 World Report on Disability, globally… Continue Reading »

    Ghana government urged to speed up implementation of Disability Act

    ACCRA: Non-Governmental Organisations in the health sector have appealed to the Government to outline an action plan to speed up the implementation of the 2006 Disability Act. The organisations have urged the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to collaborate with the Attorney General’s Department to put in place the necessary legislative instrument to… Continue Reading »