Coalition holds Town Hall on 2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The Disability and Covid Second Global Town Hall Meeting in Commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities took place on the 3rd of December 2021.
The program was organised by Special Needs Initiative For Growth in Partnership with Disability Support International.
The theme for 2021 is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”
This year’s theme emphasizes relevant investments and socioeconomic development which will reduce the barrier encountered by people with disabilities globally.
The global event was well attended by individuals, government and policy stakeholders.
Representatives from multilateral organizations and civil society organizations such as the Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS in the person of Ms Cécile TASSIN-PELZER, the Senior Social Welfare Officer – African Union Commission in the person of Mr. Lefhoko Kesamang, Mr. Ezenwa Eleazar Okoro
– the Chairman Board of Trustees for the Special Needs Initiative For Growth and Mark Fournier who is the President of the New York State Advocacy and Resource Center delivered their goodwill messages and keynote remarks at the opening.