The 'Building Advocacy Capacity in Africa' Project aims to strengthen a genuine cross-disability and inclusive disability movement, using the human rights approach, and building leadership amongst persons with disability for advocacy.
The project, with its initiation on January 1, 2013 is being implemented in Malawi and Burundi. This Project will entail the following components:
- Strengthening the DPI Regional Development Office (RDO) in Africa and the Member National Assemblies in the two target countries.
- Fact finding missions and need assessment surveys to understand the current disability scenario, the existing gaps and the needs of persons with disabilities in the two countries.
- Training Workshops on understanding and implementing CRPD, roles and functions of DPOs, advocacy and human rights.
The Republic of Burundi is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The capital of Burundi is Bujumbura.
Burundi is primarily a French speaking nation. According to the International Monetary Fund’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita report, it is one of the five poorest countries in the world.
Burundi signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol in 2007 but has not yet ratified them.
The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country in Southeast Africa that is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west.
Malawi is primarily an English speaking nation. According to the International Monetary Fund’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita report, Burundi is one of the ten poorest countries in the world.
Malawi ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol in 2009.
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