The Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) is an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. PFP-IDE provides mentorship, networking and guidance for mid-career professionals (Fellows) from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda who are committed to strengthening inclusive employment for persons with disabilities.

PFP-IDE Fellows participate in an intensive five-week exchange program with individual placements at university-based centers for education and research on disability in the United States. They learn innovative strategies to promote economic empowerment of persons with disabilities and develop inclusive employment projects to implement in Africa after the program’s conclusion.

PFP-IDE is administered by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI-UMass Boston), and Humanity & Inclusion (HI).

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