National Disability Policy Announced by President of Zimbabwe

Posted on June 12th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Misc., June 12 2021 The launch of the National Disability Policy by President Mnangagwa  has been hailed as a historic development in addressing the rights and welfare of persons living with disabilities. The President launched the NDP jointly with the Labour Migration Policy at the Harare International Conference Centre. Senate representative for people living […]

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Africa, ICT, May 26 2021 South Africa: The long-awaited process to amend the Constitution so that the 12th official language can be included has finally got under way. This was revealed by Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa during his response to parliamentary questions by IFP MP Siphosethu Ngcobo. Ngcobo asked about plans to include […]

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Africa, Built Environment, May 19 2021 GHANA: Government, in partnership with the World Bank, has handed over twenty thousand (20,000) wheelchairs to the Ghana Federation of Disabilities Organisations as part of ongoing interventions to improve their livelihoods and wellbeing. The manual and powered wheelchairs, to be distributed by the Ministry of Health through the various District […]

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Jamaica: Move to Increase Access to Copyright Works 

Posted on April 25th, 2021 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, ICT, April 25 2021 The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) is looking to further amend the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2015 to increase access to copyright works by members of the disabled community. The objective is to bring the law into alignment with the provisions of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)-administered Marrakesh Treaty, which […]

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ITU Tasks Nigeria, Others Member Countries on Inclusive ICT Growth

Posted on January 9th, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

United Nations arm in charge of global telecommunication development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has charged member countries on inclusive information and communications technology (ICT) growth. Specifically, ITU said members, including developing countries such as Nigeria, should focus attention on the role of emerging technologies in promoting ICT accessibility. The body, which was founded May […]

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Africa, Disaster, January 6 2020 ZIMBABWE: Marking the International Day of Persons with Disability, CBM launches a new Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (iDRR) application (www.cbm.org/i-drr) and releases a new version of its Humanitarian Hands-On Tool (HHoT). CBM Zimbabwe Emergency Response Team member Allen Chaitezvi and Local Disabled Persons Committee chair Tapiwa Sigauke review the Humanitarian Hands-on Tool […]

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Africa, Misc., News, January 2 2020 GAMBIA: Permanent Secretary of the ministry of women and children affairs have resounded Gambia government continued commitment in addressing the challenges and concerns in the inclusion of women, youth and persons with disabilities in national development process. Addressing a two-day advocacy seminar for National Assembly Members on inclusion, participation and […]

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Egyptian ICT Ministry Collaborates to Empower Persons with Disabilities

Posted on January 2nd, 2020 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Assistive Technology, ICT, Universal Design, January 2 2020 EGYPT: Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has signed a MoU with Japan’s Assistive Technology Development Organisation (ATDO) to carry out projects to improve the lives of disabled people. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with […]

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SEYCHELLES: The hearing-impaired community in Seychelles has its own sign language dictionary for the first time. Photo: Seychelles Nation/Seychelles News AgencyAnita Gardner presenting a dictionary to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Nicholas Prea. The dictionary was launched last Saturday after 10 years of work in a ceremony held at the Citizenship Engagement Platform (CEPS) in […]

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Africa, Transportation, November 20 2019 ZIMBABWE: People living with disability in Harare are calling on the government to provide an all-inclusive public transport system that supports their special needs. As a result of a high- cost of living, the government introduced a fleet of buses under the Zimbabwe Passenger Company (Zupco), at a subsidized fare aimed […]

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