COVID-19: Promoting Inclusive Response in Tanzania


As COVID-19 continues, it remains more important than ever to ensure that public health information and emergency relief materials are delivered in an inclusive and accessible manner. In Tanzania, Isack Idama has worked extensively to share COVID-19 knowledge with the disability community and educated disability rights advocates and government officials on how to ensure COVID … Continue reading COVID-19: Promoting Inclusive Response in Tanzania

Alumni Awards: Goodluck Chanyika Wins UNESCO Inclusive Education Contest


Professional Fellows (ADA Fellowship) alumnus Goodluck Chanyika has been selected as the winner of the UNESCO One Big Idea Contest on Inclusion and Education. The contest, which is sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), sought ideas on how to achieve inclusion in education by 2030, and Goodluck’s submission was chosen … Continue reading Alumni Awards: Goodluck Chanyika Wins UNESCO Inclusive Education Contest

COVID-19: Samuel Odawo Informs Cash Relief Plan for 33,000 Kenyans with Disabilities


Professional Fellows (PFP-IDE) alumnus Samuel Odawo, CEO of the Ulemavu Research Institute and member of Kenya’s National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), has spearheaded a national effort to assess the experiences persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to identify those who are most vulnerable. Samuel designed a landmark comprehensive survey to … Continue reading COVID-19: Samuel Odawo Informs Cash Relief Plan for 33,000 Kenyans with Disabilities

COVID-19: Letter from Allan Kabaale and PWD to Uganda’s Prime Minister and National Taskforce


PFP-IDE alumnus Allan Kabaale, executive director of the Disability Employment Rights Initiative, has co-authored an letter to the Prime Minister of Uganda and the National Taskforce on COVID-19 that presents a four-part plan of action to include PWD in emergency response and recovery. In the letter, Allan and fellow self-advocates in Uganda present the following … Continue reading COVID-19: Letter from Allan Kabaale and PWD to Uganda’s Prime Minister and National Taskforce

COVID-19: Joel Kawanguzi in Uganda


My name is Kawanguzi Joel. I am the Programme Coordinator and chief accounting officer at Charitable Disability Organization (CDO). CDO promotes increased access to services that empower people with disabilities to improve their standards of living. We also do advocacy, report on needs, and build the capacity of persons with disabilities to speak for themselves. … Continue reading COVID-19: Joel Kawanguzi in Uganda

PFP-IDE Fellow Fredrick Odinga in U.S. Virgin Islands


I spent my PFP-IDE Fellowship at the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VI UCEDD). I began my Fellowship with orientation in Washington D.C. before traveling to St. Croix, one of the three Caribbean islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. My mentor, Dr. Kimberly Mills, Executive Director of the Virgin … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Fredrick Odinga in U.S. Virgin Islands