By AUGUSTINE SANG The Labour ministry is pushing for the establishment of a technology hub to produce assistive devices for the disabled. Labour CS Ukur Yatani says the disabled need to be considered when embracing modern technology to help empower them. Mr Yatani made the remarks in London ahead of Tuesday’s Global Disability Summit scheduled

IMAGERY, VISIBILITY AND DISABILITY

Written by Lizzie Kiama, Founding Director at This-Ability. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Bodies are where we put our theories of social justice into practice. It therefore follows that the categories in which bodies are placed, willingly or unwillingly, need to be subject to careful critique. In a society driven by narrow, visual representations
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By Linda Ochiel, Program Officer, Eastern Africa 11 JULY 2018 It was early in 2018, and the 62nd session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) was just two months away. We knew that CSW would be a prime opportunity for young women to influence global priorities. In the Ford Foundation’s East Africa office, we had
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AN EVENING WITH ASHOKA FELLOWS

It was an opportunity to meet game changers during the Ashoka cocktail held at Concert House, Kilimani last Tuesday. Ashoka is a global organisation that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs. The invite-only meet and greet also served as a networking event where entrepreneurs got to share ideas and get to know one another. Present
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The Australian High Commission and This-Ability Consulting hosted a breakfast roundtable on Thursday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi. In consultation with the International Labour Organization Global Business and Disability Network, the four hour roundtable included discussions on pertinent issues on disability inclusion in the private sector. Present were Australian high commissioner John Feakes, Devolution, Planning and
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By CORRESPONDENT, LONDON, United Kingdom Jul 24 – The first ever global disability summit attracting participants from governments, the civil society, the private sector, donor agencies and charities has kicked off in London. Kenya’s delegation is headed by the Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani. Addressing a civil society forum on Monday, the Cabinet Secretary
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By Hannah Lustig October 22, 2014 Lizzie Kiama checks her watch, then glances nervously toward the door. With only 10 minutes left, she begins to worry– what if no one shows up? Every time she hosts a game of wheelchair rugby, Kiama is seized with these same, creeping fears. “It has been ingrained in my society

LIZZIE KIAMA, WOMEN & WHEELS PROJECT

Lizzie Kiama founded the Women & Wheels Project to open up wheelchair sports to women and girls both with and without disabilities in Nairobi, Kenya. Through her own experiences as a differently-abled woman, she has great experience working to develop disability-inclusion strategies for organizations. In addition to the wheelchair sports, the project will also incorporate interactive workshops
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Lizzie Kiama, Director of Gender and Disability at This-Ability Consulting LMG: What does “break barriers, open doors to realize an inclusive society for all” mean to you? Lizzie Kiama: The statement to me means removing all obstacles that prevent access to opportunities for self-development of particularly persons with disabilities. Accessing education, healthcare, employment, infrastructure such as transport
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