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

AMSEN-OSU in Tanzania: PFP-IDE Alum Bijal Lal & Ohio UCEDD Build a New International Partnership


International partnerships that build capacity via online learning have more impact than ever. AUCD Professional Fellows alum Bijal Lal and her former U.S. Fellowship hosts at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center have created such a program together. AMSEN-OSU ECHO Tanzania offers many lessons on how to share knowledge globally and deliver supports locally amid … Continue reading AMSEN-OSU in Tanzania: PFP-IDE Alum Bijal Lal & Ohio UCEDD Build a New International Partnership

Alumni Stories: Vincent Ogutu’s Social Innovation Lab and Youth Empowerment in Kenya


Spring 2018 Professional Fellows alum Vincent Ogutu, Head of Programmes at Cheshire Disability Services Kenya (CDSK), has had a busy year. He coordinates, advises, and evaluates programs across his organization, which seeks to ensure independence, inclusion, and equity for persons with disabilities, especially youth. Vincent’s proudest achievement in 2020 has been the Social Innovation Lab … Continue reading Alumni Stories: Vincent Ogutu’s Social Innovation Lab and Youth Empowerment in Kenya

Fellow Stories: Susan Sabano and Promoting Self-Employment in Uganda During COVID-19


Spring 2020 Professional Fellow Susan Sabano, a Project Coordinator at the Uganda National Association of Cerebral Palsy (UNACP) and emerging civic leader, is striving to promote inclusive employment in Uganda as the country grapples with growth in challenges to disability inclusion during the the past year. As Uganda readjusts in uncertain times, Susan and her … Continue reading Fellow Stories: Susan Sabano and Promoting Self-Employment in Uganda During COVID-19

Alumni Stories: Gwaliwa Mashaka and Employability Africa Advise Inclusive Businesses


Fall 2018 AUCD Professional Fellows alumna Gwaliwa Mashaka is the founder of Employable Africa, an award-winning virtual platform that uses digital technology to help individuals with disabilities find skilled employment and delivers accessible supports to African businesses. Based in Tanzania, Employable Africa’s entirely online approach to expanding inclusive employment has become an increasingly valuable model … Continue reading Alumni Stories: Gwaliwa Mashaka and Employability Africa Advise Inclusive Businesses