The Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL, the African Centre for Technology Studies and Real Impact launched the results of their joint research project which focused on the links between urban agriculture and livelihoods; food security; and nutrition of persons with disabilities living in Thika, Kenya. The research is part of a larger programme, the Cross-Cutting Disability Research Programme (CCDRP), funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The CCDRP is also exploring how to mainstream disability in international health and development research in a number of selected low and middle income countries in Asia and Africa. The programme is supporting a number of other stakeholders, including disabled people’s organisations and local academic institutions to mainstream disability and development research.
This half day workshop shared the results from the Kenya research project with potential beneficiaries and users including policy makers and development agencies including government agencies, NGOs and development partners.
The agenda for the workshop can be found here [link]
A Word version of the agenda can be found here [link]
"Introduction to the Disability and Urban Agriculture – An innovative Approach Project"
Dr Maria Kett, Assistant Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, UCL
"Nutrition and Disability – the case of nutrition gardens in schools"
Louise Labuschagne, Director, Real Impact for Sustainable Growth
"Impacts of Nutrition Gardens : A case of Joy Town Secondary School"
Frederick Mwangi Mbugua, Former Headboy, Joy Town Secondary School, Thika
"Reflections of key stakeholders involved with the project"
Florence Njoki, Project Coordinator, Real Impact
"Persons with disabilities: gaps and opportunities for inclusion in agriculture"
Washington Opiyo, Regional Policy and Campaigns Manager, Leonard Cheshire Disability ENARO
"Perspectives of Policy makers on disability and agriculture and opportunities for inclusion"
Serah Nderitu, Research Fellow, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi
Leonard Cheshire Disability Young Voices perform a Nutrition Song