Disability Rights Monitoring in Africa Mailing Listserv and Discussion Forum Created

A Mailing Listserv and Discussion Forum of ‘Disability Rights Monitoring in Africa’has been created as a result of the Africa Regional Training on Monitoring Disability Rights through an Online Methodology, held in Pretoria, South Africa from 26th-29th February 2016. Organized by the Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI), in collaboration with the Africa Disability Alliance (ADA), […]

Pretoria: DRPI Africa Regional Online Platform Training, 26-29 Feb

Preparations finalized for the Africa Regional Training Introducing an Online Platform and Tools of Monitoring Disability Rights, which will be taking place in Pretoria, South Africa, from the 26th through 29th February 2016. Organized by the Disability Rights Promotion International – DRPI, in collaboration with the Africa Disability Alliance – ADA. The Training (the first […]

DRPI Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

Dagnachew Wakene – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog Dagnachew Wakene is a #YALI2015 Fellow from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dag advocates for millions of Africans living with disabilities, working to ensure that everything from urban planning to national legislation is inclusive for people with all levels of mobility. As a person living with disabilities himself, Dag […]

Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene receives Mandela Washington Fellowship

DRPI’s Africa Regional Officer Dagnachew Wakene has received the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa.   The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in June […]

Ethiopia: Learning Programme on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 16 – 17 April 2015

PWESCR (Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – East Africa Regional Office (OHCHR-EARO), Network of Ethiopian Women’s Association (NEWA), Disability Rights Promotion International, The Women’s Support Association (WSA) and Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights (KIOS), is organising a two-day Learning […]

DRPI Regional Partner ADA hosts Roundtable Meeting

September 2014: A Continental Roundtable Meeting held in Harare, Zimbabwe with the Theme “Mainstreaming Disability in National Development Plans for an Inclusive Society” Organized by our Regional Partner – the Africa Disability Alliance – ADA, in collaboration with the government of Zimbabwe, the Federation of Disabled Persons Organizations in Zimbabwe (FODPZ) and Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM). 

DRPI Regional Officer at Human Rights Mechanisms Training in Nairobi

A Capacity Building Training aimed at reducing the underutilization of UN and African Union human rights mechanisms by increasing the scope and quality of submissions from CSOs operating in Africa has taken place in October (14-16th, 2014) in Nairobi, Kenya. The training was jointly organized by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders […]

Africa Regional Officer presents at polio conference

DRPI’s Africa Regional Officer, Dagnachew Wakene, presented at the 2nd European Polio Conference, organized by the University of Amsterdam. The event was attended by nearly 400 participants from all corners of the world, including researchers, practitioners and, most importantly, polio survivors themselves and their international networks such as the Polio Survivors’ Network (PSN), European Polio […]

July 7, 2012

The DRPI South Africa Country Monitoring Project was launched during a seven-day training for project monitors, data analysts and other personnel in Johannesburg at the offices of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa. The project is led by the South African Disability Alliance (SADA) with the support of the DRPI Africa Regional […]