5th DIAL
AWARDS 2023

8th DISABILITY INCLUSION DIALOGUE

The Eighth Annual Disability Dialogue Series constitutes a significant convening of key stakeholders representing the private, public, and civil society sectors. This strategic event is purposefully designed to facilitate concrete actions that will serve as a catalyst for the comprehensive implementation of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act in Nigeria. The aim of this event is to foster, nurture, and sustain cross-sector partnerships that are instrumental in the advancement of disability inclusion within Nigeria. The primary focus lies in channeling the collective energies of various stakeholders towards igniting progress and ensuring that the provisions of the Act translate into tangible outcomes that positively impact the lives of persons with disabilities across the nation.

Documentary Screening

In partnership with the Columbia University Center for Oral History Research in New York, Project Enable Africa explored, through oral history, the historical perspective of the Discrimination against
Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act in Nigeria.

Disability Dialogue Series

The panel discussion will host the leaders of the National Commission for Disability
Affairs, The Joint National Association for Persons with Disabilities, The Nigerian Business Disability Network, Media Agencies, and funding partners.

Unveiling Access360

Access360 is a new one-stop-shop disability-driven data centre in Nigeria .

Unifying Efforts for the Implementation of the Nigerian Disability Act

Speakers

Mohammed Abba Issa

SSA to President on Special Needs and Equal Opportunities.

Hon. Basharu Dawodu

Hon. kafilat Ogbara

Panelist

Abdullahi Aliyu Usman

National President, JONAPWD

Mr. Andrew Mamedu

Dr. Irene Patrick

Aver Akighir

Dolapo Agbede

Judith Ekaete Umoh

Country Director, CBM Global Nigeria

James David Lalu

Executive Secretary, National Commission for Persons with Disability

Andrew Mamedu

Country Director, Action Aid Nigeria

Rasaq Adekoya

Aver Akighiri

Executive Director, Hope Alive for Possibilities Initiative

Dr Osasuyi Dirisu

Kalu Omoji

Awardees

Rose Mordi

President, Down Syndrome Foundation

David Anyaele

Executive Director, Center for Citizens with Disabilities

Mohammed Abba Issa

SSA to President on Special Needs and Equal Opportunities.

Jake Ekpele

Executive Director, the Albino Foundation

Late. Barrister Danlami Basharu

Cosmos Okoli

Founder/CEO, MAARDEC

James David Lalu

Executive Secretary, National Commission for Persons with Disability

Olusola Adeyefa

Senator Bukola Saraki

Senate President, 8th National Assembly

Senator Bode Olajumoke

Former Member, Nigerian Senate

Barr. Daniel Onwe

Former president, Lawyers with Disabilities

Judith Ekaete Umoh

Country Director, CBM Global Nigeria

Dr. David Okon

Former National President, National Association for the Blind

Senate Izunaso Osita