We are investing in movement building!

IDA, its members and partners believe the world can be a better place with the active participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations.

#Disability rights are #HumanRights!

Persons with disabilities and their representative organizations participate and meaningfully contribute to the development and implementation of disability-inclusive policies and legislation all over the world.

Over the past 10 years, IDA has supported leaders and representative organizations to influence systems to become more accountable, and work towards inclusive and lasting social change.

By the end of 2021, more than 50 fellows from 24 countries, in Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Asia; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; and the Pacific will have participated. This diverse groups of persons with disabilities, particularly from underrepresented groups, will have completed IDA’s Fellowship Program.

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IDA-UNICEF Youth Fellows Sub-Saharan and East Africa

IDA and UNICEF are looking for two Youth Fellows to support the Capacity Building Unit in furthering the work supported by IDA around enhancing knowledge, capacity, and leadership of youth with disabilities, particularly in Sub-Saharan and East Africa, towards their full and effective participation in the global disability-inclusive sustainable development agenda. To find out more information and download the application package please click here for Word and PDF. The deadline for this application is 22 October 2021.

GDS Fellows Latin America and Asia

IDA and the Global Disability Summit (GDS) Secretariat are looking for:

a) a GDS Latin American fellow who will support in the co-hosting and implementation of the GDS22. To find out more and to download the application package please click here for Word and PDF.

b) a GDS Asian fellow who will support in the co-hosting and implementation of the GDS22. To find out more information and download the application package please click here for Word and PDF.

The deadline for the application is 22 October 2021.