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WBU-KUB webinar on Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Kenya

Please join us on Thursday 6 August at 9.00AM-10.30 AM EST (1.00 PM GMT, 4.00 PM East Africa Time) for a webinar on "Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya in Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)".

For the first time, the Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB) jointly with the World Blind Union (WBU) documented a comprehensive report examining the extent to which Kenya’s activities aimed at achieving the goals and targets set out in the SDGs include and consider people with disabilities and comply with its commitments under the CRPD. This is in line with WBU’s priority of engaging with members, organizations of persons with disabilities, international development organizations and other stakeholders to protect and promote the human rights of blind and partially sighted persons to ensure they are fully included in the national development agenda. The study shares Personal experiences of persons with disabilities and policy level discussions of the SDGs and the CRPD in Kenya. It was supported by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and made possible with funding from the UK Department of International Development (Inclusive Futures) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

This webinar will be an opportunity to share the findings of the study and best practices based on the report. 

This webinar will be co-hosted by the WBU and the Kenya Union of the Blind. Mr. Ishumael Zhou, President of the African Union of the Blind (AFUB) will give opening remarks. He will be joined on the panel by Mr. Jackson Agufana, Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Union of the Blind, as Moderator. Other panellists will include: Mr. Nathaniel Muthomi, the project consultant who will present the report, Ms Dorodi Sharma, the Inclusive Development Officer from IDA who will present the context of the report as part of Inclusion Works project, Commissioner Chomba Munyi, KUB Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the National Gender Equality Commission (NGEC) and Hon. Angeline Akai of the Kenya Network of Women with Disabilities who participated as interviewees for the report, Mr. Wycliffe Busaka and Mr. Peter Musakhi, Representatives from Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Ministry of Devolution and Planning will give an overview of the government's plans, policies and commitment to the implementation of the SDGs.   WBU CEO, Mr. Jose Viera, will give closing remarks.

To register for the webinar please click here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

* Real time captions in English and French will be provided

* The webinar will be broadcast live on WBU Facebook

The project report is available on the WBU website​

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We hope to see you there!

Best wishes

Jose Viera, CEO World Blind Union 

Jackson Agufana, CEO Kenya Union of the Blind