ICD is a Tanzanian NGO with the ultimate objective of researching, documenting, publishing and broadly disseminating information pertaining to disability and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities within Tanzania.
Information Centre on Disability (ICD) was established in Tanzania in 1998. Its mission is to echo the voices of disabled people in Tanzania so that disabled people can occupy their rightful place within the social fabric of society. ICD engages in research and advocates for the rights of disabled people. ICD is proud to have spear headed a number of initiatives, most recently working with the Law Reform Commission on drafting the Persons with Disabilities Bill which has been adopted into a law (the Persons with Disabilities Act No 9 of 2010) and creating forums to educate communities on the Convention for Disability Rights. Since 2005, ICD has focused on promoting educational rights for disabled children and youths and advocating for policy change.
AbleChildAfrica has been partners with the ICD since 2008 and we have worked together to deliver inclusive education projects around the country. Together we trained teachers in Government primary schools and promoted the educational rights for disabled children and young people through advocating for policy change at the national level.
ICD’s mission is “Actively engaging in generating and sharing information on disability for the purpose of advocating and lobbying for an inclusive society, where disabled people enjoy equal opportunities and rights.” The 2012 Tanzanian Census revealed that there are 2 million people living with a disability, and earlier surveys showed only 7% of disabled adults have a livelihood and only 0.5% of the parliament is represented by disabled people.
We are proud that in 2014, IDC have reached a stage where they are independently able to fund and deliver this inclusive education work and support to families. However we continue to collaborate with ICD on disseminating accurate information about childhood disability in Africa and advocating for the rights and needs of disabled children in the UN agenda.
We are currently exploring options for collaborating on research projects and continue to join forces in disseminating accurate information about childhood disability in Africa and advocating for the rights and needs of disabled children.
If you would like to learn more about, get involved with or provide funding for any of the above projects please contact Lauren Watters, Programme Development Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org
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