Second Stakeholder Dialogue on Disability and Research

Upon longstanding interaction with key stakeholders working in the field of disability in Uganda, a committee has been set up to bridge the gap between research and practice. The D&T Committee consists of representatives of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs), Government of Uganda (GoU), scholars, as well as national and international non-profit organizations (NGOs). The D&T committee’s main objective is to jointly working out communication and dissemination strategies and accessible formats, in order to assure an efficient and sustainable translation of the research results of the research group into practice. Aiming at mutual benefits, the stakeholders furthermore enrich academic endeavours by supporting the researchers, if feasible.

The D&T Committee consist of representatives of the following organizations, who took actively part in the first and/or the second Stakeholder Dialogue in Kampala on the 2nd of July and the 21st of October 2015 respectively:

Action for Disability and Development (ADD), Disability Rights Fund (DRF), Legal Action for PwDs (LAPD), National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU), GoU Ministry of Health and Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Refugee Law Project, Right To Play, The National Association of the Deafblind in Uganda (NADBU), Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD), Uganda National Association of the Blind (UNAB), Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD), Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Vision

We like to thank all members of the D&T Committee for their participation in these two Stakeholder Dialogues and are looking forward to our next meeting scheduled for March 2015.

Raphael Schwere

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