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WBU-KUB organised webinar on Implementation of SDGs in Kenya

The World Blind Union (WBU) jointly with the Kenya Union of the Blind (KUB) conducted 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)", on 6 August 2020.

This webinar was an opportunity to share findings of a study conducted by the KUB jointly with WBU.

For the first time, KUB and 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.

Panelists included:  Mr. Ishumael Zhou, President of the African Union of the Blind (AFUB) who gave opening remarks; Mr. Jackson Agufana, Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Union of the Blind moderated the webinar, Mr. Nathaniel Muthomi, the project consultant presented the report, Ms Dorodi Sharma, the Inclusive Development Officer from IDA presented 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 gave an overview of the government's plans, policies and commitment to the implementation of the SDGs.   WBU CEO, Mr. Jose Viera, gave closing remarks.

The webinar recording is available on the WBU Facebook​ 

Download the full report (In English and Swahili), webinar recording and transcript ​at https://bit.ly/31qYnB5​