Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

6th AfriNEAD Virtual Disability Conference

01 December - 02 December 2020

Artscape Theatre Centre

Conference theme:

"Disability unplugged - beyond conventions and charters" what really matters to people with disabilities in Africa.

Since its launch in Cape Town in November 2007, the African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability (AfriNEAD) has been holding triennial Symposiums/Conferences that bring together a network of various disability advocacy groups, local and international academics and researchers, health service providers and representatives from various government

AfriNEAD is a flagship program of the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies at Stellenbosch University (SU) which was born out of the realization that good disability research on its own cannot change the plight of people with disability in Africa but needs to embrace and combine strategic efforts of advocacy and activism including development of sustainable partnerships.

From the perspective of AfriNEAD, the challenge is clear: translating research into evidence-based advocacy, policy, practice and products, especially in the pan-African context needs to be systematically addressed in a collaborative, co-ordinated, coherent and consistent fashion. It is only when this happens, that research evidence can act as a springboard for human rights instruments such as the UNCRPD.

So far, the network has managed to table four symposium since its formation in 2007, and one conference in 2017 in Ghana.

After this year' conference on 1st and 2nd December 2012, AfriNEAD will celebrate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on the the 3rd day of December 2020.

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Call for abstracts is closed.