This is the Council’s first review of the training modules.
The Council has involved a number of stakeholders which includes Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE), the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU), Council of Governors (COG), National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA), Engineers Board of Kenya, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NUPEA), Ministry of Education and Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) among others.
This review is coming at the right time when the Council is preparing to unveil its mid-term review of its strategic plan. Despite a tremendous progress made in disability mainstreaming, which includes the inclusion of disability mainstreaming indicator in the Performance Contracting, the situation on the ground is different as far as accessibility of built environment and Disability Inclusion is concerned.
Council’s disability mainstreaming trainings are currently not fully expert-driven, hence necessitated a review and coming up with well-designed and targeted training modules that fit senior management, disability mainstreaming committees and basic training for general staff in state agencies.
The previous strategies had a number of gaps which includes unmeasurable end-user experience to effectively ascertain Disability Inclusion efforts put in place, less commitment from agencies’ top leadership in the disability mainstreaming committees, strained resources etc. this review will take cognizant of this shorcomings.
It is noticeable that there are a lot of well-meaning intentions among the public to mainstream disability, but are poorly executed. The purpose of this review, would be to develop training modules that would guide people on the right approaches to take. This would also produce a train-the-trainer program to have certified trainers conducting proper trainings and assessments.
The Council has engaged Dr. Mbugua wa Mungai – Director, Disability Services at Kenyatta University to guide in coming up with the training modules. Also involve in the process includes Samuel Kabue – member of the Committee of Experts at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), Hon. Josephine Sinyo – former Chief State Counsel at the Attorney General’s office and board member NUPEA, Lawrence Mute – Lecturer at the University of Nairobi ‘s School of Law and Mr. James Ndwiga – Assistant Director, NCPWD Programmes.