Strengthening Capacity for Disability Measurement across Africa
This workshop enhanced the understanding, planning and coordination of disability statistics by bringing together Bureaus of Statistics and Departments of Labour and Social Development, Disability Federations and other stakeholders from eight of the 15 member states of SADC. International organizations including Christoffel Blindernmission (CBM), the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in the Republic of South Africa, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) also attended the workshop. Together, the participants sought to identify key issues that hinder the collection of accurate statistics on persons with disabilities and began mapping next steps to increase their collaboration in addressing challenges faced by this important yet marginalized sector. The two-day participatory workshop included statements and keynote addresses, information sharing and planning.