Documenting Kenya’s Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(CRPD)
This national report, commissioned by the World Blind Union (WBU) in collaboration with the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and the Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB), documents Kenya’s implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Compliance with the CRPD. It examines 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 that they comply with its commitments under the CRPD. This is in line with WBU’s priority of engaging with members, Disabled People’s Organisations, 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.
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- Recording of Webinar held to disseminate the Report
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- Webinar: Welcome remarks by Mr. Ishumael Zhou, President AFUB
Advocating for continued inclusion of the Washington Group of Questions in Uganda National Censuses, Surveys and other Data Collection Engagements
The World Blind Union jointly with Uganda National Association of the blind (UNAB) implemented a national project on advocating for continued inclusion of Washington Group of Questions in Uganda national Censuses, surveys and other data collection. The project was funded by CBM International.
TheThe goal of the project was to build capacity of persons with disabilities, government officials, Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPO’s) and other stakeholders to advocate for the inclusion of the Washington Group of Questions in national censuses, national surveys and other data collection initiatives.
Download full report: WBU- CBM- UGANDA FINAL PROJECT REPORT ON WASHINGTON GROUP OF QUESTIONS-2019
Mainstreaming Accessibility and Disability Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in Kenya
The Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB) in partnership with the World Blind Union and with financial support from CBM International, implemented an advocacy project on “Mainstreaming Accessibility and Disability Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in Kenya.” This project provides an opportunity for the blind and partially sighted persons in Kenya to advocate for implementation of disability inclusive frameworks in relation to humanitarian emergencies. The project is in response to the recommendations made in 2015 by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the government of Kenya to implement various obligations set out to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. The two recommendations relating to this were: (a) adopt a national plan to ensure the protection of persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies and to further ensure universal accessibility and disability inclusion at all stages and levels of all disaster risk reduction policies and their implementation; and (b) provide information in accessible modes, means and formats of communication for all persons with disabilities, in all of the State party’s official languages, and indigenous languages about early warning mechanisms in case of risk and humanitarian emergency.
Download Full Report: WBU-CBM Kenya DRR Project Report-2019
Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
This report examines the extent to which the country’s’ implementation of the SDGs complies with obligations under the UNCRPD