SUMMARY OF HUMAN RIGHTS EVALUATION REPORT

Introduction

This report summary addressesthe key findings of the evaluation of the human rights project piloted in Uganda; funded by Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired [SRF] and My Right, through African Union of the Blind (AFUB). The project is implemented by the African Union of the Blind (AFUB) in conjunction with the Uganda National Association of the Blind (UNAB).

 

MALI: FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY TO RAFITIFY THE MARRAKESH TREATY

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Press Release

African Union of the Blind (AFUB) congratulates the Government of Mali for being the first African country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty. Mali joins India, United Arab Emirates, El Salvador, Paraguay and Uruguay in ratifying the Treaty that was adopted by WIPO on 27 June 2013 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The treaty will come into force once twenty countries have ratifiedit.

Postponement of the 5th CBR Africa Conference to 1st- 5th June 2015

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Notice:

Postponement of the 5th CBR Africa Conference to 1st- 5th June 2015

The Community Based Rehabilitation – CBR Africa Network (CAN) regrets to announce the postponement of the 5th CBR Africa Conference, initially slated for 17th- 21st  November 2014 at the Kenya International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi.

AFUB ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2013

We hope you enjoy reading this report that provides highlights on AFUB’s work dating between January 2013 and December 2013, as continue striving for  an African continent where blind and partially sighted persons enjoy equal rights, social inclusion and full participation in development.

CONSULTANCY ADVERTISEMENT TO EVALUATE AFUB’S HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT

The African Union of the Blind - AFUB (a continent-wide conglomeration of national associations of/for blind and partially sighted persons in Africa), has for the last three years piloted a regional human rights project for the visually impaired in Africa, using Uganda as the satellite project country. This project is implemented in partnership with the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF), funded through MyRight/SIDA.

Brief on the Inclusive Education Project

CIDA (now Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development – DFATD) approved the WBF new inclusive education proposal to a total of $500,000 matched contribution in August 2011.  The project officially commenced on August 1, 2011 for 2 years with activities planned to end on July 31, 2013; in late January 2013, following a request from WBF a six month no-cost extension was approved by CIDA (now DFATD) on February 6, 2013.  All project activities are now to be completed by January 30, 2014 with a final report due on or before April 1, 2014.
 

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