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Tuesday, February 25 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Over the years, Africans have mystified disability and people living with disability are stigmatised. In spite of this the number of people living with disabilities in the world keeps increasing daily. According to World Bank, one billion people or 15% of the world's population lives with a form of disability. 

When considered through a different lens this also has the opportunity to create jobs for our teeming unemployed youths. The opportunities ranges from special needs teachers, caregivers, therapists, creating mobility equipment, communication equipment, sign teachers, nutritionist, production of special meals, care homes and many more.

Every year, families with special needs children relocate out of Nigeria because their children's needs cannot be adequately taken care of in their home country.

On the flip side, a lot of people living with disability in Nigeria can be trained to live independent lives. This will relive the families in many ways. They will also add their quota to the GDP of the nation. 
My six years old daughter is fully dependent on her care giver for everything yet she tops her class in academics. 

Disability Inclusion was one of the top topics at World Economic Forum January 2019. I believe its time to start the conversation on disability inclusion in Nigeria. 

This panel will bring diverse perspectives to this conversation, and will feature successful people living with disabilities and companies creating jobs from the disability sector.

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Olusola Owonikoko

Executive Director, Stanforte Edge Ltd/Gte.
Olusola is the Founder of Project Enable Africa, and Executive Director of Stanforte Edge; a development organization that provides corporate sustainability, impact evaluation & organizational development support services to clients across the private, public and civil society sectors... Read More →
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Bukola Ayinde

CEO, P4:13 Foundation
Bukola Ayinde is the Founder of Diary of a Special Needs Mum Initiative under P4:13 Foundation. She is a lawyer, a social entrepreneur and a disability inclusion advocate.Bukola also holds a masters in Managerial Psychology.She started her career as a litigation lawyer before moving... Read More →
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Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie

Content Producer, Simone's Oasis
I’m a wife and a mother of two, a boy Ugo and a girl Sim Sim. I run my own business in entertainment consultancy, my specialty being in TV and film production (Endemol, M-Net, Storm etc.)My daughter Sim Sim has Down syndrome and I struggled to find stories for black children that... Read More →
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Abdul-Azeez Balogun

Aeronautic Engineer, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)
Abdul-Azeez Balogun is an Aerospace Engineer with a first class honours from the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.  He has technical competencies in metal manufacturing such as \\'horizontal-axis lathing\\', \\'vertical-axis mil-machining\\' and many others.  Abdul-Azeez... Read More →
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Tobiloba Ajayi

Chief Responsibility Officer, The Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation
Tobiloba has over 10 years experience working with various organisations in the Disability Management sector in different countries.She holds a degree in Law and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. She also holds a Masters Degree in International Law.She started by working on... Read More →

Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm WAT
FutureNow Stage
  Panel, PROSPR