Supporting the Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Kisangani

Description

This project will collaborate with the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Action & National Solidarity to work with local and regional government staff and with health and services provider agency staff to raise their awareness of the rights and abilities of people with disabilities  in Kisangani, the third-largest city in the country. The project will also increase their skills to provide supports that provide full inclusion through training, educational materials, technical assistance, and the creation of a Community of Practice. The second focus of this project will be to increase the advocacy skills of individuals with disabilities through advocacy training and training to create radio and social media content aimed at raising awareness of the rights and abilities of people with disabilities.

Contact
Lynda L Lahti Anderson, Macdonald M Metzger
Director
Lynda L Lahti Anderson, Macdonald M Metzger
Funder
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Public Affairs
Subcontract from
U.S. Embassy Kinshasa [Congo]

Staff

Staff

Lynda L Lahti Anderson :: Researcher VI


Macdonald M Metzger :: Education Program Specialist


Staff

Jean-Baptiste Quillien :: Post-Doctoral Associate


Topics

  • Community life
    • Civil rights
      • Social inclusion
      • International initiatives
        • Disability advocacy