This is the first International Conference on Disabilities in Africa (ICDA) to mark the launch of the International School of Disability Studies (ISDS) in Nigeria.
The theme of the conference is: “Visible but invisible: towards a new perspective on disability in Africa”.
Discussions and conference submissions would focus on how to overcome the stigma associated with disability and exploring new approaches to improving the quality of life of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Africa.
Saturday 28 July 2018. ABUJA, NIGERIA
The ICDA conference is being organised by ISDS under the auspices of the Centre Director Dr Precious Sango. The conference aims to bring together researchers and stakeholders in the area of IDD to develop and share ideas that would help improve research, policy and care practices for people with IDD in Africa.
Researchers, academics, policy makers, care professionals and anyone interested in disability research is welcome to register and attend.
Abstracts can also be submitted for the poster presentation and panel discussion segments of the conference. Keynote presentations would be delivered by Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones (Director, Tizard Centre, University of Kent) and Professor Mary Haggai (Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Jos).
The programme of the day includes; keynote presentations, poster presentations and panel discussions by national and international academics.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words not including the title and consist of the following structure: Title, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Please include names, contact details and affiliation for all authors and include if you would prefer for your abstract to be considered as a poster or for the panel discussion.
Deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 March 2018