PFP-IDE Alumni Webinar on U.S. – East Africa Partnerships: 27 May 2021


PFP-IDE is excited to announce an upcoming webinar on how to build sustainable, independent partnerships between U.S. universities and disability leaders in East Africa. The webinar on Thursday, 27 May at 7:00 PM East Africa Time (12:00 PM U.S. Eastern) will include a panel of Professional Fellows alumni and their U.S. university mentors who have … Continue reading PFP-IDE Alumni Webinar on U.S. – East Africa Partnerships: 27 May 2021

ADA-PFP Alum Maria Omare Wins UN Disability Innovation Challenge


AUCD Professional Fellows alumna Maria Omare from Nairobi, Kenya, has won a grant from the the UNDP Disability Innovation Challenge for her leadership of the Somesha Stories Project, a platform that delivers accessible media and stories for children that promote inclusive education and early literacy in both English and Swahili. The Somesha Stories Project enables children, … Continue reading ADA-PFP Alum Maria Omare Wins UN Disability Innovation Challenge

PFP-IDE Announces New Alumni Project Awardees


PFP-IDE is excited to announce the recipients of the PFP-IDE Virtual Fellowship Project Awards. The awards provide funding to 2020 alumni of the PFP-IDE Fellowship, who participated in the program virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and developed inclusive employment projects for their home countries with remote guidance and training from U.S. disability experts and … Continue reading PFP-IDE Announces New Alumni Project Awardees

PFP-IDE Alumni Mini-Grant Recipients Announcement


PFP-IDE is proud to announce the recipients of its first Alumni Mini-Grant competition. Mini-grants will fund the expansion of five ongoing projects in East Africa created and led by PFP alumni after participating in the U.S. Fellowship. The PFP-IDE Program issued individual and group grants to eight PFP alumni in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Read … Continue reading PFP-IDE Alumni Mini-Grant Recipients Announcement

PFP-IDE Alumnae in Tanzania Win Global Zero Project Awards


AUCD Professional Fellows alumni Gwaliwa Mashaka (Fall 2018) and Aneth Gerana (2020) from Tanzania have been named among the recipients of the 2021 Zero Project Awards, which honor the world’s best innovative practices and policies in disability inclusion every year. Gwaliwa and Aneth are being recognized for their groundbreaking work on inclusive employment in Africa, … Continue reading PFP-IDE Alumnae in Tanzania Win Global Zero Project Awards

Alumni Stories: Archy Gomba Fights COVID-19 in Tanzania’s Rural Communities


As countries pursue different responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, community-level action is vital to ensuring that persons with disabilities are not left behind. In rural Tanzania, Fall 2019 Professional Fellows alum Archy Gomba is working tirelessly to deliver accurate public health guidance and protective gear to people who cannot access inclusive health systems or accessible, … Continue reading Alumni Stories: Archy Gomba Fights COVID-19 in Tanzania’s Rural Communities