Enhancing Persons with Disability responses & Participation in the Climate Change Mitigation
This proposal seeks to address the participation of Persons with Disabilities in the climate change awareness issues in the overall emancipation and empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and immediate beneficiaries in the country. It looks at the place of the Persons with Disabilities with regards to environment. Should those with disabilities also think about development agendas that are affected by environment and climate change? Everyone has the right to take part in the issues affecting there environment in the country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. But, nowhere are persons with disability’s rights to participate in political and public life guaranteed better, than in the new comprehensive and integral international convention on the protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of Persons with Disabilities.
To this end UDEK area of focus will be on climate change geared to enhancing Persons with Disabilities participation on environmental awareness and processes
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
United Disability Empowerment in Kenya
Country:
Kenya
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase:
Phase 4
Grant Amount:
US$ 24,992.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,616.00
Project Number:
KEN/SGP/OP4/YR3/RAF/09/07
Start Date:
12/2009
End Date:
12/2011
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Beyond posters and brochures, the project will use the creative arts, theater and music, to promote awareness on issues related tot eh global and national environment.
Capacity - Building Component
In the recent years, UDEK has identified theatre as a strong intervention methodology especially when targeting Persons with Disabilities with low literacy levels. UDEK has an established theatre group of thespians some with various disabilities. In order to orient the thespians with this project, a one day training workshop will he held before the roll out of the theatre activities which will be done as part of the sessions during community and location forums (seminars).
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