Africa Forum Council

Achieving the SDGs through innovation, access, and lifelong learning

Welcome to the 7th Africa Forum!

Perkins International, in collaboration with its partners, is pleased to announce the 7th Africa Forum to be held at the Intercontinental Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7 to 11 October 2019. Sponsorship information is now available.

The Africa Forum Council (AFC) works to expand the capacity of organizations for the blind in Africa. The work of the Council is to advocate for opportunities for improved policies and equal participation for people who are blind and visually impaired. For organizations, the Africa Council strengthens the operational capacity of agencies providing and/or advocating for services to people who are blind or partially sighted through training, technical support, consultancy, and mentoring to partner organizations.

The Africa Forum has progressively grown to become the largest gathering related to blindness on the African continent. The Forum is a platform for information and experience sharing on service models and trends within the blindness sector and their effect in Africa. The event provides rich opportunities for learning as well as building networks and partnerships for improved service provision for blind persons in Africa. Through the diversity of its participants and the rich content of its presentations, the Africa Forum has become an international hub for scholars, decision-makers, service providers and service users to meet and exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences on blindness-related issues.

With the theme Achieving the SDGs through innovation, access, and lifelong learning, the 7th Africa Forum will focus on the on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for the millions of people who are blind or partially sighted on the continent.

The 7th Africa 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.

Become a Forum Sponsor today.