Africa Forum: 4-8 October 2015


Africa’s premiere conference for blindness activists and leaders is coming to Kampala, Uganda.

The 6th Africa Forum promises to be the largest-ever gathering of the continent’s blindness community. The signature event of the Institutional Development Program, Africa Forum offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, network and weigh in on the future of disability advocacy in Africa.

Scheduled for 4-8 October at Speke Resort Munyonyo, the conference is open to any individual or agency with an interest in blindness in Africa. With an engaging five-day program and participants from diverse backgrounds across the globe, the 6th Africa Forum will serve as a one-of-a-kind marketplace of ideas and products for scholars, consumers, decision-makers and service providers alike.

A man using an assistive device at TechShare Africa

The TechShare Africa Exhibition is a high-tech showcase featuring the latest in assistive technology.

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Sponsorship & Advertising
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Become a partner! The 6th Africa Forum offers a full range of sponsorship and advertisement opportunities

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AFUB General Assembly
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Announcing the African Union of the Blind General Assembly.

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Institutional Development Program (IDP) is changing what it means to be blind and/or visually impaired in Africa.

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Africa Forum participants in Uganda walk upstairs to the exhibit hall.
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With a new director and a bold growth strategy, Perkins International prepares to help more children who are blind get an education.

Perkins reporter Brian Messenger leans over a table where several students use sewing machines to make placemats.
October 9

An on-the-ground report from our partners highlights triumphs, challenges of blindness education in Africa.

A Braille Box, SMART Brailler, SmartCane  and Envoy Elite are shown on a yellow background, surrounding the words "2015 TechShare Africa Innovations."
October 7

Africa Forum’s technology showcase has all the latest advances for people who are blind.