CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Nairobi 2014 3

The National planning committee in partnership with the Program Committee of the 5th CAN Conference
is pleased to announce the Conference’s Call for Papers.

CBR Africa Network is an information & knowledge sharing network for Community Based Rehabilitation
(CBR) workers in Africa that was set up to support CBR initiatives through documentation of good
practices.

The Theme of the 5th CAN Conference: “CBR Guidelines: A Bridge to Inclusive Society Beyond the 2015
Development Framework”aims to stimulate debate, suggest solutions to identified gaps while
promoting the replication and scaling up of demonstrated successful interventions, and contribute
to the building of partnerships and synergies for actions to achieving a post -­‐2015
disability-­‐inclusive MDGs development agenda.The conferences will bring people together from
various Nations to share experiences and, in the
process, create a basis for further talks, meetings and productive interaction for mutual benefit.

ABSTRACTS FOR CAN CONFERENCE 17TH – 21ST NOVEMVER 2014 KICC NAIROBI KENYA

Uraia Invitations For Propasals on ” Rooting democracy in Kenya through informed citizenry”

 

Uraia is a National Civic Education Programme aimed at providing quality civic education and  practical mechanisms for citizen engagement in public affairs. Uraia wishes to invite proposals from civil society organizations working with People with Disabilities to participate in the implementation of a programme titled, “ Rooting democracy in Kenya  through informed citizenry”.  The details of the call including the target areas are appearing  on the Daily Nation of Wednesday  25th June 2014  page 39.

 

uraia call for proposals

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

In the gazette notice of 16th May 2014 Hon. Samwel Kazungu Kambi, Cabinet Secretary for Labour, Social Security and Services appointed Board members of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities for a period of three (3) years. The new board members comprise:
1. Dr. David Ole Sankok – Chairman
2. Caroline Jepchumba Kemboi – Vice chairperson
3. Peter Muchiri Mwangi- Member
4. Wycliffe Wesley Loktari Masop -, Member
5. Richard Musau- Member
6. Rose Koweru- Member
7. Michael Njenga- Member
8. Naomi Esiaba – Member
9. Hassan Harun- Member
10. Sospeter Magara Kengara- Member
11. Lydia Mugure- Member
12. Mary Mwangi Kabaru- Member
13. George N. Macgoye – Member
14. Jane Muthoni Musyoka – Member
15. Josephine Muthoni Muriuki- Member
16. Arthur Karanja Mburu- Member
17. Robert Abwoga Odwori- Member
18. Josephine Dira Sinyo – Member

CALL FOR NOMINATION OF KENYA’S REPRESENTATION ON COMMITTEE ON THE UNCRPD

In accordance with article 34, paragraph 13 of the convention, Kenya is required to nominate an expert representative in the committee of experts in consultation with DPOs.
In view of the above, DPOs and Individual experts are called upon to submit their expression of interest accompanied by a detailed CV of the nominee (Person).
Qualifications of a Committee Member:
The Convention provides that members of the Committee shall serve in their personal capacity. That means that they do not represent any government or other organization but act as independent experts. Members must also be of high moral standing and recognized competence and experience in the Convention. In their CVs, candidates should be advised to highlight their competence and experience on the rights of persons with disabilities.
The Committee has three principal functions. The first is the review of periodic reports on implementation and the constructive dialogue with States parties; the second is the receipt and examination of individual communications (complaints) under the Optional Protocol; and the third is the undertaking of inquiries in the case of reliable evidence of grave and systematic violations of the Convention (also under the Optional Protocol).
In addition, and in keeping with the practice of other treaty bodies, the Committee might decide to issue General Comments elaborating the meaning of the provisions of the Convention or cross-cutting themes and might hold Days of General Discussion with States, civil society, United Nations entities and other international organizations.
Committee members should be prepared at a minimum to attend Committee meetings in Geneva, possibly two or three times a year for three weeks each. Committee members are also required to prepare for sessions by reading States parties’ reports, as well as documents submitted by civil society and other organizations. In addition, under the Optional Protocol, Committee members will have to review individual communications (complaints) and may be required to undertake in-country inquiries.
Many Committee members also undertake tasks in the inter-session period such as the preparation of first drafts of General Comments, or attending meetings of meetings of human rights treaty bodies and meetings of Chairpersons of those bodies convened in Geneva.
It is in view of the above that persons meeting this qualifications are called to submit their cover letter and CV to :pwd.socialservices@yahoo.com by 28th March, 2014 at 10:00AM.
NOTE: late applications will not be accepted.
Kindly circulate widely.

Albinism Support Programme

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is distributing sun screen lotion to all persons with albinism in Kenya to protect them from harmful sunrays. All persons with Albinism will be provided with a monthly provision of one bottle of 200 ml of sunscreen lotion. You are therefore requested to visit the health centre near you that has been identified as the distribution point as follows.

COUNTY

FACILITY NAME

DISTRICT

KIRINYAGA

KERUGOYA DH

KIRINYAGA CENTRAL

 

KIMBIMBI SDH

KIRINYAGA SOUTH

MURANGA

MURANGA DH

KIHARU

 

MARAGUA DH

MURANGA SOUTH

NYERI

KARATINA DH

MATHIRA EAST

 

NYERI PGH

NYERI CENTRAL

KILIFI

KILIFI DH

BAHARI

 

MARIAKANI DH

KALOLENI

 

MALINDI DH

MALINDI

KWALE

KWALE DH

MATUGA

 

MSAMBWENI DH

MSAMBWENI

LAMU

MPEKETONI SDH

LAMU WEST

MOMBASA

LIKONI DH

LIKONI

 

COAST PGH

MVITA

 

TUDOR DH

MVITA

TAITA TAVETA

MOI VOI DH

V0I

 

WESU SDH

WUNDANYI

EMBU

EMBU PGH

EMBU WEST

 

ISHIARA SDH

MBEERE NORTH

 

MBEERE DH

MBEERE NORTH

ISIOLO

GARBATULA DH

GARBATULLA

 

ISIOLO DH

ISIOLO

MARSABIT

MARSABIT DH

MARSABIT

MERU

MERU DH

IMENTI NORTH

 

KANYAKINE DH

IMENTI SOUTH

 

MIKINDURI SDH

TIGANIA EAST

 

MIATHENE DH

TIGANIA WEST

THARAKA NITHI

CHUKA DH

MERU SOUTH

 

THARAKA DH

THARAKA SOUTH

KITUI

MWINGI DH

MWINGI CENTRAL

 

MIGWANI SDH

MWINGI EAST

 

KATULANI SDH

KATULANI

 

KITUI DH

KITUI CENTRAL

 

KAUWI SDH

KITUI WEST

MACHAKOS

KANGUNDO DH

KANGUNDO

 

KANGUNDO DH

KANGUNDO

 

KATHIANI SDH

KATHIANI

 

MACHAKOS LVH

MACHAKOS

 

MWALA DH

MWALA

 

MATUU DH

YATTA

MAKUENI

KIBWEZI SDH

KIBWEZI

 

NUNGUNI {KILUNGU}SDH

KILUNGU

 

MAKINDU DH

MAKINDU

 

MAKINDU DH

MAKINDU

 

MAKUENI DH

MAKUENI

 

MBOONI DH

MBOONI WEST

 

SULTAN HAMUD SDH

MUKAA

GARISSA

GARISSA PGH

GARISSA

 

MASALANI DH

IJARA

WAJIR

WAJIR DH

WAJIR EAST

HOMA BAY

HOMA BAY DH

HOMABAY

 

RANGWE SDH

HOMABAY

 

MBITA SDH

MBITA

 

SUBA DH

SUBA

KISII

KISII LVH

KISII CENTRAL

 

NYAMACHE SDH

NYAMACHE

KISUMU

KISUMU DH

KISUMU EAST

 

NYANZA PGH

KISUMU EAST

 

KOMBEWA DH

KISUMU WEST

 

NYANDO DH

NYAKACH

MIGORI

KURIA DH

KURIA WEST

 

MIGORI DH

MIGORI

NYAMIRA

KEROKA DH

NYAMIRA

 

NYAMIRA DH

NYAMIRA

SIAYA

BONDO DH

BONDO

 

SIAYA DH

SIAYA

BARINGO

KABARNET DH

BARINGO CENTRAL

 

ELDAMA RAVINE DH

KOIBATEK

 

MARIGAT SDH

MARIGAT

BOMET

LONGISA DH

BOMET

 

SIGOR SDH

CHEPALUNGU

KAJIADO

KAJIADO DH

KAJIADO CENTRAL

 

NGONG SDH

KAJIADO NORTH

 

LOITOKITOK DH

LOITOK TOK

KERICHO

KAPKATET DH

BURETI

 

KERICHO DH

KERICHO

 

KIPKELION SDH

KIPKELION

 

LONDIANI DH

LONDIAN

LAIKIPIA

NANYUKI DH

LAIKIPIA EAST

 

DOLDOL SDH

LAIKIPIA NORTH

 

RUMURUTI SDH

LAIKIPIA WEST

NAKURU

ELBURGON SDH

MOLO

 

MOLO DH

MOLO

 

NAIVASHA SDH

NAIVASHA

 

NAKURU PGH

NAKURU

 

BAHATI DH

NAKURU NORTH

NANDI

KAPSABET DH

NANDI CENTRAL

 

NANDI HILLS DH

NANDI EAST

 

CHEPTERWAI SDH

NANDI NORTH

 

KAPTUMO SDH

NANDI SOUTH

NAROK

NAROK DH

NAROK NORTH

 

OLOLULUNGA SDH

NAROK SOUTH

 

TRANSMARA DH

TRANSMARA WEST-DIKIRR

NYANDARUA

NYAHURURU DH

NYANDARUA NORTH

TRANS NZOIA

ENDEBESS SDH

KWANZA

 

KITALE DH

TRANS NZOIA WEST

TURKANA

LODWAR DH

TURKANA CENTRAL

UASIN GISHU

HURUMA SDH

ELDORET WEST

WEST POKOT

CHEPARERIA SDH

WEST POKOT

 

KAPENGURIA DH

WEST POKOT

BUNGOMA

WEBUYE DH

BUNGOMA EAST

 

BUNGOMA DH

BUNGOMA SOUTH

 

CHEPTAIS SDH

CHEPTAIS

 

KIMILILI DH

KIMILILI BUNGOMA

 

MT.ELGON DH

MT. ELGON

BUSIA

BUSIA DH

NAMBALE

KAKAMEGA

BUTERE DH

KAKAMEGA CENTRAL[LURAMBI]

 

KAKAMEGA PGH

KAKAMEGA CENTRAL[LURAMBI]

 

MALAVA DH

KAKAMEGA NORTH[MALAVA]

 

IGUHU DH

KAKAMEGA SOUTH[IKOLOMANI]

 

LUMAKANDA DH

LUGARI

VIHIGA

VIHIGA DH

VIHIGA

 

 

 

TRAINING FOR YOUTHS, WOMEN AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES ON ACCESS TO PUBLIC PROCUREMENT & DISPOSAL OPPORTUNITIES

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Please find attached the circular on the presidential directive to award 30% of government procurement to persons with disabilities, women and youth. At the same time, the Public Procurement Oversight Author is planning to have regional training  for women youths, and Persons with Disabilities between in the months of February, March April and May 2014.

The Public Procurement Oversight Authority’s main mandate is to oversee the implementation of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act, 2005 and its attendant Regulations, which includes ensuring that Youth, Women and Persons Living with Disabilities access public procurement and disposal opportunities. To this end, PPOA has scheduled special trainings in the following proposed venues:

REGION PROPOSED VENUES DATES
SOUTH RIFT Kericho Teachers Training College 18/02/14
Kenya School Government   – Baringo 20/02/14
Nakuru Industrial Training  Institute 19/02/14
EASTERN Isiolo Technical Training Institute 24/02/14
Kenya School of Government -Embu 26/02/14
Machakos University College 28/02/14
Makueni Technical Training Institute 04/03/14
Kitui County  Hall 06/03/14
COAST Kenya School of Government- Mombasa 11/03/14
Kenya School of Government – Matuga 12/03/14
Kilifi University College 13/03/14
Malindi County    Hall 18/03/14
CENTRAL Thika Technical Training _Institute 07/04/14
Kirinyanga University College 29/04/14
Dedan Kimathi University 09/04/14
Nyahururu  County    Hall 02/05/14
WESTERN Masinde Muliro University 16/04/14
Bukura Agribusiness Institute 18/04/14
NYANZA Migori Teachers Training College Homa Bay Farmers Training CentreKisii University College and Nyamira County Hall

Siaya Technical  Institute & Tom Mboya Labour College

06/05/14

06/05/14

07/05/14

09/05/14

NAIROBI Dagoretti CDF Hall 06/05/14
Bomas of Kenya   . 07/05/14
Kasarani  Sports Complex  Hotel 08/05/14
Ofafa Jericho Social Hall 09/05/14
NORTH RIFT Eldoret Polytechnic 27/05/14
Mosoriot Teachers College- Iten 28/05/14

1. Target groups are required to register on-line through capacity@ppoa.go.ke and provide contact details ie. Name, County, Name of Organization and Telephone number. The deadline for registration is 13th February, 2014. Attendance is strictly upon registration.
2.  Sessions will only be held with at least a quorum of 20 participants per venue.
3. PPOA will cater for all the training expenses; however participants are expected to cater for their- own transport to and from the training venue.
4.  People with hearing impairment are encouraged to apply as PPOA will provide a sign language interpreter.
5.  For more enquiries please  contact  – Mr. Thomas  Otieno, Manager-  Capacity Building  Department
Tel. 020- 3244303

Treasury Circular

CIRCULAR FOR RETIREMENT AGE FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS WITH DISABILITIES

Following petitions made by Public Servants to raise the retirement age of  Public Servants with disabilities, the Government considered to raise the retirement age to 65 years as stated on the attached Circular;

RESPONSE ON THE MEDIA REPORT APPEARING ON 28TH JULY 2012

The attention of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities(NCPWD) has been drawn to a media report appearing on The Standard Newspapers on the 28th July 2012 and (KTN) on 28th, 29th and 30th July, 2012.  It appears that there is not enough information in the public domain about the work of the Council.

While we appreciate the efforts of the particular media house to address issues of disability; we take great exception to the manner in which the media report was done.  We would like to note that the report highlighted the plight of a single category of disability in exclusion of all others.  We emphasize that the NCPWD is responsible for addressing issues of all Persons with Disabilities in Kenya without discrimination.

NCPWD RESPONSE ON THE MEDIA REPORT APPEARING ON THE 28TH JULY 2012

THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY RIGHTS!!!

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development and partners present the National Conference on Accessibility and Disability Rights to be held from 25th to 27th June 2012 at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi.

“Towards a Barrier- free society for all”

The following are some of the topics covered by various speakers  highlighting the issues of Accessibility and Disability Rights during the Conference: Continue reading

BACKGROUNDER ON THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY RIGHTS

 “Towards a barrier – free society for all” Continue reading

New Fund Application Forms and Guidelines!!!

New Fund Application Forms and Guidelines!

On  3rd June 2011 The Board of Trustees of the National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities approved a new Application Handbook. The handbook contains guidelines on how the fund works and new forms to apply for assistive devices, education assistance, economic empowerment & revolving funds and infrastructure & equipment. It has been designed to help people with disabilities to understand the funding process and to apply to the Fund more easily.

New Reporting Forms!

The National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities has introduced new reporting procedures. Anyone who has received money from the National Development Fund for education assistance, economic empowerment & revolving funds, or infrastructure & equipment is required to report at the end of each quarter. Please select the correct Reporting Form and return it to the Monitoring & Evaluation Department at address provided at the end of the form.

Sensitisation Workshops on New Handbooks

District Gender and Social Development Officers will be invited to a sensitization meeting in July or August to train you in the new monitoring and reporting procedures. National membership organizations will also be invited and asked to pass on the information to Persons with Disabilities.

 The Fund  is also pleased to launch its new Application Handbook and Monitoring & Reporting Handbook. These contain all the information and forms needed to apply to the Fund. Visit the National Development Fund Page on this website to find out more. Click here.

New Mainstreaming Reporting Form

All public  organisations are encouraged to mainstream disability as per the Government of Kenya Performance Contract.

Report on your mainstreaming activity here!

Please ensure that you record all of your reports in the new reporting template. Download it below and return in hard or soft copy to NCPWD. Continue reading

Call to all Government Ministries to submit data- Employment of Persons with Disabilities

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, in collaboration with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities is in the process of gathering data on the employment of persons with disabilities in the civil service. All civil service departments are requested to download these documents and follow the steps below. Continue reading

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