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DCDD 'Power of Disability Inclusion' Webinar: Engaging religious leaders in advocating for disability rights

Date: 19-03-2024
Time: 13:00 - 14:30 CEST
Location: Online (registration and link below)

As part of the WeAreAble! programme, the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) is delighted to invite you to their upcoming webinar on Engaging religious leaders in advocating for disability rights.
This webinar aims to motivate participants to involve religious leaders to create more awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities. It will provide practical examples and tools of how to work with religious leaders as well as give some basic background resources to further explore the topic. We will have guest speakers from the WeAreAble!, JISRA and Make Way consortia.


  • The Power of engaging Religious Leaders in promoting disability rights - experiences from Ethiopia by Sisay Mammo, Lead for Disability Inclusion at Tearfund Ethiopia (JISRA)
  • Practical tools to promote disability inclusion in religious communities - interview with Huib Cornielje, Enablement (WAA!)
  • Teaching the future religious leaders on disability inclusion - interview with Professor Esther Mombo, Circle of Concerned Women Theologians (Make Way)
  • Global Wrap-Up with Digital Goodiebag!
  • *** NEW *** Walk-in session one week after this webinar: read more below!

Following each presentation, there will be time for questions and answers! AUDIENCE  Stakeholders in the field of Food Security & Civil Society Organisations that receive funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


ACCESIBILITY The webinar will be conducted in English. French translation and live captions will be provided. We look forward to your participation! Please save the date, and register here.

Link to the zoom meeting here.




This webinar is part of a series of learning sessions on disability inclusion called 'Power of Disability Inclusion', organized by DCDD as part of the We Are Able! programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the series, we share tools for disability inclusive programming, facilitate in-country connections and foster the exchange of experiences in inclusive advocacy. The tailored learning agenda is based on insights from all participants. FOR WHO? For Civil Society organisations that receive funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participants from the DCDD network are also invited to join.  WHY? An important part of strengthening civil society is making space for and amplifying the voices of persons with disabilities to be heard in society as well as in the design of development programmes. In collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we provide a platform for CSO partners to convene, exchange ideas and experiences and explore the most effective ways to make disability inclusion happen.