Since 2002, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has managed a training course for persons with disabilities in Africa for promoting independent living (IL) through mainstreaming and empowerment of persons with disabilities. Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI-Japan) has been an implementing partner with international network to provide technical support to organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) in developing countries and has managed the training courses.
The objective the course which is now “JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Programs” is that, through collaboration among DPOs, their governments and international network, inclusion of IL in social development plan will be promoted, and that DPOs will be involved in implementation process of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The World Bank-JICA seminar is organized as a part of the course. It aims to develop the expertise of international community how to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for realization to make persons with disabilities living in community.
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
Naoyuki Kobayashi, Deputy Director General for Human Development, Economic Infrastructure and Environment, Tokyo International Center, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Charlotte Vuyiswa McClain, Global Disability Advisor in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience (GP SURR) Global Practice of the World Bank Group
“Activities of World Bank for Promoting Independent Living through SDGs”
Presentation Material： The SDGs and Promoting Disability Inclusive DRM （PDF）
Sharing of independent living experience by JICA trainees