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.Read more
WaA! Conference 2022: Learning And Sharing Experiences
On September 12, the annual Regional Learning and Sharing Event for the We are Able! programme took place in Burundi. From seven countries, participants came together for one week to reflect on the past year, share experiences, learn, discover and…
Disability inclusion at the local level
A delegation of We are Able! was present at the World Urban Forum that took place in Katowice/Poland June 26-30. This international conference was a good opportunity to increase awareness on the need for disability inclusion at different levels.Read more
‘Poverty is the issue’ – an interview with Shuaib Chalklen
“In Africa, people with disabilities are the poorest of the poor. They happen to be disabled, but poverty is the issue.” Shuaib Chalklen, the CEO of the African Disability Forum, one of the partners of the We are Able! consortium,…
First consortium inspiration event in the Netherlands
One year and a half into the project, the We are Able! consortium convened in Utrecht for a series of workshops and presentations. The partners reflected on the work of the past months and exchanged plans and ideas for the coming ones. Going forward, three themes will take centre stage: disability inclusion within the consortium, ‘Shift the power’ and equal partnerships, and internal and external communication.Read more
Sustainable Development Goals and disability inclusion
Making members of Parliament aware of the Sustainable Development Goals. That is one of the goals of a campaign setup by several organisations, amongst whom We are Able! partner VNGI. On May 16, a delegation from We are Able! was present during a meeting with Member of Parliament Hülya Kat, who ‘adopted’ sustainable development goal 1 (no poverty) and 2 (no hunger).Read more
How to go about inclusive facilitation of learning activities?
Are our training programmes fully accessible for persons with disabilities? What barriers have we (un)consciously put in place, which hinder their full participation? How can we ensure our training sessions are inclusive to everyone?Read more
We are Able! Are YOU able too?
During the Global Disability Summit 2022, a side event was organised on February 17, 2022from 10h00-11h15 CET titled “We are Able! Are YOU able too? – Co-creating InclusiveGovernance for Access to Basic Resources that Leaves No-One Behind.” This side event…