Growing interest of humanitarian aid organizations on inclusion of people with disabilities

02 August 2019
At least 36 people from 20 humanitarian aid organizations were trained in Inclusion of people with Disabilities. The training was organized and developed by Light for the World with UNICEF and Austrian Development Funds.
UNICEF Moçambique/2019/Light for the World

Beira, Mozambique - At least 36 people from 20 humanitarian aid organizations were trained in the inclusion of people with disabilities. The training was organized and developed by Light for the World with support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Austrian Development Funds.

In the two days’ training session on inclusive humanitarian emergencies, the participants showed their interest on including people with disabilities, especially in understanding and adapting disability-inclusive practices in their programmes and workplaces.

The participants of the training represented different humanitarian clusters in Beira such as water, sanitation and hygien (WASH), protection, prevention, food security, health, education and shelter, coming from the United Nations Organizations, International Humanitarian Organizations, and from Local Humanitarian Organizations.  

The training session was conducted by Francis Gugu a person with hearing impairment who is also a disability inclusion advisor from Light for the World who shared both learnt expertise and his practical experience on disability inclusion. This proves how people with disabilities can be the leading agents for change.

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