Africa Forum rescheduled to October 2015

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Africa Forum is the signature event of the Institutional Development Program (IDP).

December 23, 2014

The 6th Africa Forum – the continent’s premiere gathering of blindness activists and leaders – has been rescheduled to Oct. 4-8, 2015, in Kampala, Uganda.

The Forum, which promises to be the largest-ever gathering of Africa’s blindness community, will feature unparalleled opportunities for participants to learn, collaborate and weigh in on topics related to the event’s theme, “Beyond 2015: Delivering on the Agenda for Persons with Visual Impairment in Africa.” The multi-day event at the Speke Resort Munyonyo includes an engaging program consisting of lectures, seminars, networking events and the 2nd TechShare Africa Exhibition – a popular showcase of high-tech solutions for people who are blind and visually impaired.

The Forum was originally scheduled for October 2014, but was postponed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa – which prompted travel restrictions in numerous countries.

Organizers plan to release updated registration information in early 2015. All participants who previously signed up for the event will have their registrations honored; however, all participants are responsible for arranging new accommodations directly with Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Potential Africa Forum presenters who submitted abstracts for consideration last summer will receive feedback in the coming months.

Africa Forum is the signature event of the Institutional Development Program (IDP), which works to support Africa’s blindness organizations and empower the more than 20 million people on the continent who are blind or visually impaired.

IDP’s global partners include: