Press Release - 400 World delegates for CAN Africa conference, Zambia

Kampala 18.04.2017 - At least over 400 delegates from different parts of the Africa are expected to attend the CBR conference on sustainable development scheduled to take place in Zambia starting from 7th - 11th May 2018. The conference, whose theme is ‘CBR for resilience building and sustainable development: leave no one behind’ is jointly organised by CBR Africa Network (CAN) and the government of Zambia.

According to Dr. Abdul Busuulwa, Executive Director CAN, the conference will influence stakeholders actions of the participating countries in ensuring disability issues are integrated in the development agenda. “This is an opportunity for stakeholders to learn and unlearn how to effectively ensure the quality of life of persons with disabilities,” he said.

The conference aims at sharing good practices and lessons learnt, providing a forum for dialoguing among CBR participants (government, Disabled peoples organizations, civil society and academia among others); promote disability mainstreaming and inclusion in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It will also provide opportunity for acquiring new knowledge and skills, demonstrate work CBR practitioners have done, generate resolutions and recommendations that are relevant to human rights and the inclusive development agenda.

About CAN

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Africa Network (CAN) is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation that facilitates information sharing on disability, CBR and inclusive development within Africa and across the World. CAN works through sharing information via publications and the electronic media including use of the website and social media. CAN believes information sharing can facilitate learning and improvement in service delivery for persons with disabilities and it is a key tool for inclusive development.

For further details please contact
Joseph Malinga
Information and Communications Officer
CBR Africa Network (CAN)
Tel: 0782642132