Category News

We are Able! News is published quarterly

Do you want to stay informed? Sign up for our newsletter: Or check our archive of newsletters

The development of Local Inclusion Agenda

To give shape to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the We Are Able! Programme prioritizes the development of a Local Inclusion Agenda as a crucial cross- cutting tool to ensure disability inclusion at…

We are Able! and the thirtieth International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Around the thirtieth International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) past December, participants in the We are Able! programme organised a wide range of activities across six African countries. This day, initiated by the United Nations in 1992, was celebrated with festivities in cities like Khartoum, Bujumbura and on national television in Uganda.

Changing the community, step by step

An inclusive action plan for food security in Burundi In many communities in Burundi, persons with a disability are often called ‘ikimuga’. This word refers not to a person, but to a ‘thing’. Something that is broken. This is not…

Promoting disability inclusion at local level

Taking away prejudices and creating awareness about the daily challenges of persons with a disability is the first, crucial step for achieving more inclusive local policies. This is what we advocated for at the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)…

Meet Bob van Dillen Consortium Coordinator We are Able!

In October, I started as the consortium coordinator of We are Able! I have worked for the Dutch NGO Cordaid, where I coordinated a number of advocacy trajectories, mostly on food and agriculture, migration and refugees. Prior to that I have also done advocacy at EU level, working for NGO networks, and also at the level of the United Nations.