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The African Network for Evidence-to-Action on Disability: A role player in the realisation of the UNCRPD in Africa

Rachel Kachaje, Kudakwashe Dube, Malcolm MacLachlan, Gubela Mji
African Journal of Disability | Vol 3, No 2 | a86 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ajod.v3i2.86 | © 2014 Rachel Kachaje, Kudakwashe Dube, Malcolm MacLachlan, Gubela Mji | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 August 2013 | Published: 04 June 2014

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Rachel Kachaje, Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Kudakwashe Dube, African Decade for Persons with Disabilities, Pretoria, South Africa
Malcolm MacLachlan, Centre for Global Health and School of Psychology, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland; Centre for Rehabilitation Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Gubela Mji, Centre for Rehabilitation Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


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Abstract

This African Journal of Disability supplement focuses on papers presented at the third AfriNEAD Symposium in 2011. In this closing editorial, we want to give an overview of the rationale and major modes of operation of the African Network for Evidence-to-Action on Disability (AfriNEAD) with special focus on recommendations made at the 2011 AfriNEAD Symposium. AfriNEAD is guided and informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) for its research themes. The issues that emerged from AfriNEAD 2011 ranged from children and youth with disabilities; education across the lifespan; economic empowerment; the development process in Africa; health, HIV and AIDS and community-based rehabilitation; holistic wellness; to research evidence and utilisation. Disability-related stigma, the value of emancipatory research and the need to recognise a broader scope of valid methodologies were also highlighted.

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AfriNEAD; UNCRPD; Disability

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