The Albino Foundation with the support of the European Union, organizes a One-Day Training Workshop On Disability Inclusion for Key Actors in the Electoral&Political Process.
Date Wednesday 15th August, 2018.
Venue:Suite 22A, O’Neal Centre, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi District-Abuja.
Sequel to the just concluded elections in Ekiti and the forthcoming general elections in 2019, it has become pertinent to bring forth robust discussions on the inclusion of persons with disability in electoral and political processes. Thisone-day training workshop on Disability Inclusion for key actors in the electoral and political process will build capacity of the identified stakeholders on mainstreaming of PWDs into the political and electoral processes in Nigeriaand provide technical advice to all key actors (INEC, SIEC, Political Parties, Legislators, Judiciary etc.) on how to mainstream disability into their specific programs. In Nigeria, not only do persons with disability face discrimination in the society, various hindrances also affect their ability to participate effectively in political and electoral processes on an equal basis with others. Access to information for persons with disability is still a major problem, outright discrimination and institutional problems further hinder their participation. Without proper education and advocacy for the rights of persons with disability, these discriminations and exclusion will continue especially in the political and electoral processes in Nigeria.
Role of Participants
Being a key player in the advocacy of rights for persons with disability, you are hereby invited as a facilitator in the upcoming workshop training in FCT, Ekiti and Osun states.
The voice of civil society activist like yours is important in advocating for the rights of persons with disability. Your valuable and practical experience will improve the lives of beneficiaries as well as the capacity of stakeholders in mainstreaming persons with disability in electoral and political processes.
Dates and Venues
The workshop is scheduled as follows:
FCT, Abuja on the 15th of August, 2018
Ekiti state on the 21st of August, 2018
Osun State on the 23rd of August, 2018
The venue for the workshop will be communicated to you soonest
Purpose of Event and Expected Results
The overall purposeof the workshop is to bring together Key stakeholders and build their capacity on disability inclusion and provide them technical assistance on inclusion of persons with disability in electoral and political process.
The workshop objective is therefore:
To increase the active participation and inclusion of persons with disability and albinism in the electoral and political processes in Nigeria
Increased awareness and built capacity of relevant stakeholders to improve participation of PWDs and PWAs in the electoral processes in Nigeria
Enhanced capacity of PWD and PWA candidates to participate and contest in the national, state and local government elections
heone-day training workshop on Disability Inclusion for key actors in the electoral and political process will begin with an overview of its purpose, structure, and relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disability (UNCRPD). There will be a robust engagement, deliberation and dialogue among various stakeholders on their perception of the level of involvement of persons with disability within their environments and communities.
The schedule will alternate short presentations with structured, facilitated dialogue. This will include deliberations by the facilitators on the following topics:
- INCLUSIVE POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL PROCESSES: THE NEED FOR PROCUREMENT OF PWD USER-FRIENDLY MATERIALS FOR IMPROVED ACCESSand
- CAPACITY BUILDING OF DISABLED PERSONS ORGANIZATIONS, INEC, IPAC AND OTHER CRITICAL STAKEHOLDERS; A PREREQUISITE FOR EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION OF PWDS IN ELECTORAL AND POLITICAL PROCESSES IN NIGERIA
A moderator will oversee each session and facilitate the dialogue.
Finally, there will be a question and answer session where participants ask questions that need clarification and also show their strategy of mainstreaming persons with disability within their environments in electoral and political processes.
Participants will be MoW&SD, JONAPWD, Persons Affected by Albinism, Women with Disability Groups, Policy makers, Judiciary, legislators, Political Parties, INEC/SIEC, Care givers and Assistants.
Principles of Engagement and Description:
- You will be required to handle one of the sessions during the workshop
- The short but detailed presentations are intended to spark discussion.
- The working language of the workshop training will be English. There will be sign language interpretation provided.
Organizers and Funding
The event is organized by the Albino foundation and funded by the Albino foundation and the European Union.