The Ghana National Association of the Deaf is thrilled to announce that it has successfully received funding from the Disabled People’s Organization of Denmark (DPOD) to carry out Phase 4 of the World Federation of the Deaf West and Central Africa Regional Secretariat Transnational capacity building project. The first phase of the Project was 1 year, the second Phase was 3 and a half years while phase 3 was 1 year due to COVID-19. The Current phase is the 4th in the series.
The long-term development goal of this project is to ensure that deaf people in the four countries are fully involved in society, and are visible in the disability movements advocating for their human rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Danish Deaf Association (DDL) will supervise the project with GNAD providing mentorship to the 4 countries given its long years of experience in advocacy around Deaf people’s Human Rights. The project commenced in September 2022 and is expected to run for 3 years.
On behalf of GNAD, we express our sincere thanks to the Danish Deaf Association for its continued efforts to strengthen the West African countries’ capacity. We sincerely hope that the 4 project countries will take advantage of this to strengthen their national associations so they can advocate for Deaf people.