6th Africa Forum

Beyond 2015: Delivering on the Agenda for Persons with Visual Impairment in Africa

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Welcome to the 6th Africa Forum!

The Institutional Development Program, in collaboration with its partners, is pleased to announce the 6th Africa Forum to be held at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda, from 10th to 18th October 2014. Click for registration information and details about the Program.

With the theme Beyond 2015: Delivering on the Agenda for Persons with Visual Impairment in Africa, the 6th Africa Forum will focus on the post-Millennium Development Goals debate and the new development agenda for the millions of people who are blind or partially sighted on the continent.

Africa Forum participants will enjoy an engaging multi-day program featuring lectures, seminars and a number of exciting networking opportunities. Additionally, participating organizations will be provided with a variety of sponsorship opportunities.

The Forum provides a platform for government officials, policy-makers, bilateral development agencies, universities, researchers, educational and training institutions, services providers, manufacturers and dealers, organisations of and for blind people, parents and people who are blind or partially sighted to exchange information, share resources and strengthen the voice for an inclusive post-2015 development agenda. Over 400 participants from Africa and beyond are expected at the Forum.

Children who are blind walking with white canes

The 6th Africa Forum is proud to host the 2nd TechShare Africa Exhibition – the groundbreaking technology exhibit linking Africa’s blindness community with manufacturers and dealers of cutting-edge technology solutions. The Africa Forum is also proud to host the African Union of the Blind (AFUB), which will hold an Extraordinary General Assembly on Thursday 16th October.

This will be the first Africa Forum since 2011. Click here for highlights and papers from the 5th Africa Forum, held in Accra, Ghana. The 6thAfrica Forum promises to be the largest-ever gathering of Africa’s blindness community. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to learn, collaborate and weigh in on the future of people with visual impairments in Africa.

Martin Kieti
Program Coordinator, IDP
Perkins International
c/o Sightsavers ECSA Office
Ground Floor, Studio House, Hurlingham
P.O. Box 34690 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Phone +254 722 603 033
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