Alumni Mini Grants


The PFP-IDE program is pleased to announce two new mini grants to extend, enhance, replicate or scale up a successful outbound or follow-on project. Two $2,000 mini grants will be awarded: one to a U.S. alumni and the other to an East African alumni. All alumni of the PFP-IDE program are eligible, regardless of whether or … Continue reading Alumni Mini Grants

PFP-IDE Fellow Archy Gomba at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City


I am Archy Gomba, the AUCD international fellow at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa’s UCEDD in Iowa City, Iowa. Life in Iowa is incredible, and I am super excited to be here! I began my first week at the Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), with a welcome reception and orientation. I … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Archy Gomba at the Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City

PFP-IDE Fellow Allan Kabaale at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


In this week’s PFP-IDE blog, Allan Kabaale from Uganda reflects on his experience as a Professional Fellow in Oklahoma so far. 1. What notable cultural experiences did you have over the past week, and in what ways have they impacted you? I come from Uganda, where we mainly eat warm natural foods like bananas, cassava, … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Allan Kabaale at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

PFP-IDE Fellow Bijal Lal in Ohio: Learning Transition Tools and Creating New Opportunities


My life as a Fellow at the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University has been an incredible eye-opener. It is inspiring to see how diversity is embraced at every level. From early childhood, measures are set to provide the best accommodations and services to ensure every individual’s success. I have learned about many initiatives that … Continue reading PFP-IDE Fellow Bijal Lal in Ohio: Learning Transition Tools and Creating New Opportunities

What Do Employers in Tanzania Think About Hiring Persons with Disabilities?


Gamariel Mboya, Spring 2019 PFP-IDE alumnus, presents new research into why Tanzania’s landmark inclusive employment legislation has not transformed economic opportunities for persons with disabilities.  Persons with disabilities in Tanzania face many barriers when it comes to equal opportunities for employment. Employment rates are especially low for this group and the majority rely on informal … Continue reading What Do Employers in Tanzania Think About Hiring Persons with Disabilities?