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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Egypt Launches Initiative to Employ Persons with Disabilities

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, News, October 22 2019 EGYPT: The Ministry of Social Solidarity on Sunday has launched an initiative to employ people with disabilities, in cooperation with a private company. The initiative, dubbed “Hayah”, comes as part of national efforts to expand the social protection umbrella for people with special needs, including providing monthly cash assistance or through […]

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Turkey Provides Support to Persons with Disabilities in Djibouti

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, September 25 2019 TURKEY: Turkey’s state-run aid agency has distributed a total of 200 wheelchairs and vocational supplies to disabled people in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, according to a statement on Monday. Turkey’s state-run aid agency continues to touch people’s lives in Africa, providing wheelchairs for persons with […]

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New Inclusive Public Buses Raise Optimism Among Persons with Disabilities

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Transportation, September 5 2019 RWANDA: For Jean Bosco Nzaramba, a person living with disability who loves to travel, using public transportation used to be a hustle. “It was difficult to find comfortable seats. Sometimes the last seat on the bus would be in between people. I had to seat and bare the discomfort until I […]

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WHO: 8.5 Million Nigerians Experiencing Hearing Impairment

Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, News, August 19 2019 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that 8.5 million Nigerians have a disabling hearing loss. In the same vein, an audiologist, at the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Prof. Dele Owolawi, has revealed that most Nigerians are losing their hearing abilities gradually due to noise from power generating set. […]

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