NCPWD partners World Bank, others to provide financial, technical supports for disability groups
The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) on Wednesday said it is partnering with relevant agencies to ensure that it meets the needs of the 15% of the population of Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) in Nigeria.
The Executive Secretary of NCPWD, Mr. James David Lalu disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing newsmen at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja
“The coming together of these partners including World Bank (WB), Foreign and Common Wealth Office of the British High Commission and Sight Savers to form the Nigerian Disability Partnership Group (NDPG) is very important to us as a community and it will provide financial, technical needs and support for various disability groups in Nigeria”.
This he said would help the Commission in achieving the long and medium targets of implementing its 5 years strategic plan.
To achieve this, Mr. Lalu said
Collection of conditional cash transfer through National Social Safety Net coordinating Office (NASSCO).
A document containing the structure of the Commission, vision, mission, core values goal and objectives was created.
Visibility to NCPWD and also Promote the celebration of Persons with Disabilities by Commission for Persons with Disabilities.
Facilitation of Persons with Disabilities in social protection programs
Advocacy to the transport service providers (Road, Rail and Airlines) to ensure proper inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and the review of airlines policies to accommodate rights and needs of Persons with Disabilities.
A communique developed on how to foster co-operation between the Commission and the Disability community on the smooth running of the Commission’s programs.
Improved access to Covid 19 vaccination
An environmental scan of disability data to provide evidence on the status of nationally representative data disaggregated across the Economic, Political, Social and Health Sector across the country was collected, analyzed and validated by Organizations of Persons with Disabilities.
Strengthening Disability Act for Accessibility of Services for Person with Disabilities.
A guidance note was developed and validated which will be published soon to guide in the implementation of the disability act in creating access to service for person with disabilities.
Promotion of local production of Assistive Technology, Ensuring accessibility and affordability of Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities.
CHAI, NCPWD develop Assistive Technology Country Capacity Assessment (CCA) Report.
The Development of Assistive Technology product list for Nigeria using the WHO guidance.
Improved knowledge on advocating and programming for Disability Inclusive Development.
An ongoing plan to partner with Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to improve access to VRS for Deaf Persons.
A document was created on minimum accessibility standard that will ensure compliance and enforcement of accessibility for persons with disabilities
Processing and resolution of issues of noncompliance to sections 28 &29 of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Acts 2018.
Federal Ministry of Agriculture has appointed a PWD as desk officer and the Federation of Public Service Games have included five sporting Games into the FEPSGA games in compliance with the provisions of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act 2018.
The purpose of IPPIS project was to procure, implement and integrate solution that will improve the effective and efficient transactional services, enhance the confidence in payroll cost and budgeting, and improve management reporting and information.