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Day 1: Tools for Change: Tackling disability marginalisation through advocacy

17th April

Through workshops led by local and international speakers, the objectives are to exchange knowledge on (1) local, national and global dimensions of disability advocacy and activism, (2) how digital tools can be employed as catalysts for societal change, (3) conceptualising and planning campaign strategies and theories of change, and (4) toolkits for disability advocacy and empowerment.


08:30 – 09:00

Welcome and introductions – Prof. Dan Jackson, Bournemouth University

09:00 – 10:30

Introduction to Advocacy and Activism in East and Central Africa – Rose Tesha, George Sempangi, ADD International

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10:45 – 11:45

Innovative Approaches to Youth-led Advocacy – Vanessa Herringshaw, ADD International

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11:45 – 12:15

Advocacy Campaigns 1: From Strategy to Implementation – Blaise Murphet

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12:15 – 12:45

Advocacy Campaigns 2: Enabling factors in creating change – Rosemary Choma, ADOT

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13:45 – 15:00

Youth Disability in Tanzania – Rasheed Mafta, Prime Minister’s Office of Youth, Employment and Persons with Disabilities

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15:30 – 17:00

Inclusive Humanitarian Action – Youri Francx, Humanity and Inclusion

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