DRAC Leadership & Mentoring Academy (ALMA) for Nigerian Women with Disabilities

DRAC Leadership & Mentoring Academy (ALMA) program 2020 for Nigerian Women with Disabilities

Deadline: 11:59pm, Friday June 26, 2020

DRAC Leadership & Mentoring Academy (ALMA) Program 2020 for Nigerian Women with Disabilities

Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) invites Women with disabilities in Nigeria to apply for the 2nd Annual Leadership and Mentoring Academy (ALMA) to be held in Abuja Nigeria in August 2020.

The Annual Leadership and Mentoring Academy (ALMA) is designed as an annual event to critically appraise progress in the inclusion agenda for Nigerian women with disabilities from the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria. It provides an opportunity for women with disabilities to closely work and learn together, develop the confidence and skills to have more control over their lives, become more involved in representation work and decision-making processes and amplify their voices in the development agenda.

Participants are women leaders with disabilities from various states in the country, coming together to share and validate their experiences, strengthen leadership capacity, create new visions and build networks of support for inclusive development programming.

During the 5-day program, participants will take part in workshops, seminars and discussions, and participate in team-building activities, to explore challenges and exchange strategies for increasing leadership opportunities and participation of women and girls with disabilities in development programs.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be accepted into the ALMA, you must be:
  • Be a woman with a disability aged 21 years and above
  • Speak fluent English or Sign Language.
  • Understand disability issues and be committed to working for the rights of women and girls with disabilities.
  • Belong to an organization led by and for persons with disabilities, or a civil society or other organizations committed to the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities.
  • Be committed to improving leadership opportunities of women with disabilities in the community and/or your state.
  • Be committed to implementing agreed activities over a six-month period (from September 2020 – February 2021)
  • Commit to mentoring girls with disabilities.
  • Share lessons learned and challenges with DRAC and other stakeholders.

PROGRAM LOGISTICS

  • Participation at the ALMA is FREE
  • Accepted participants are however required to transport themselves to and from the venue of the program.

For more Information: Visit the webpage for DRAC Leadership & Mentoring Academy