NUDOR in Partnership with DRF( Disability Rights fund ) has organized the 2nd Rwanda Grantee Convening in Kigali at Umubano Hotel for 3 days from 25th to 27 July 2016.
The 1st day was a training with the theme “ Leave no one behind: include persons with disabilities in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Rwanda” The trainee highlighted the key point important to participants as a general overview of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), how persons with disabilities are included, and ways in which persons with disabilities and disability organizations can participate and influence the follow-up and review process. Furthermore, the global SDG indicator framework and global follow-up and review mechanism (High-level Political Forum) will be addressed and the ways in which persons with disabilities can participate and influence these processes.
The 2nd day has much focused on different panelists on different topics as the 1st panel was about “Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the implementation of National Human Rights Action Plan 2015 – 2020 , and implementation of the recommendation of the Round II of the Universal Periodic Review” the panelists were coming from different institutions either Government, and Civil society. The 2nd panel was about “How can DPOs engage the media in the promotion and protection of disability rights in Rwanda?”. After each panel participants were about to ask questions vis a vis to the themes presented, as well as responses from the panelists through discussions.
The 3rd day which was the last one, has also much focused on NUDOR presents where Rwanda stands in process of the parallel report preparation and timeline for its submission to UN ; It was also focused on DPO’s presentations of their projects one by one which supported by DRF as well as questions and responses from both sides.
After presentations and recommendations, DRF program Officer for Africa (Rwanda and Malawi), Mr. Jorge Manhique had a brief presentation about DRF & DRAF (philosophy); Changes in the 2016 Round II Request for Proposal; Highlight of main action points for grantees to follow up as well.