The Southern
Africa Disability Roundtable
Forum 2022

This year’s regional roundtable forum is, once again, being held at Holiday Inn Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, and will be streamed live on Zoom and other social media channels.


Get Inspired with this
year's main theme!

This year’s forum will be in hybrid mode (both physical and virtual attendance). The forum is hosted under the theme: “Leaving no one Behind: Collaborating for a sustainable disability mainstreaming and inclusive development in Southern Africa.”

Forum Speakers

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo

Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo

Global Disability Advisor
The World Bank Group

Ms. Lilly Ann Elvestad

Ms. Lilly Ann Elvestad

Secretary General F
Funksjonshemmedes Fellesorganisasjon (FFO)

Alex Banda

Mr. Alex Banda

Head of DRR Unit
SADC Secretariat

Ali Jookhun

Mr. Ali Jookhun

U-LINK/Down Syndrome Association


Discover the 2022 Program

Engaging and inspiring talks & workshops

The 2022 forum will, among other things, evaluate current regional policy frameworks and financing mechanisms for disability programming in the region, including mainly those related to Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) and inclusive education.

The expected event outcomes will be delivered through speeches, keynote addresses, and presentations from various inclusive DRR and education experts, including the Global Disability Advisor at the World Bank Group, specialists from international development organizations, representatives of community-based organizations of people with disabilities, just to mention a few. Key outcomes will also be achieved through breakout sessions, plenary, and panel discussions. In this context, the forum remains a convenient platform for various actors to continue learning from each other while contributing their valuable experiences and insights. 

Key Thematic Areas?

Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR)

Learning from national and community-based good practices to enhance preparedness for risks amongst persons with disabilities.

Inclusive Education

Learning from national and community good practices in Inclusive Education, including in inclusive and holistic Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE).

Making a Case for a Regional Disability Protocol

How having in place a regional blueprint will guide and harmonize regional approaches in promoting disability mainstreaming and inclusive development in the SADC.

The Venue

Holiday Inn, Boksburg

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