Last week, we received a delegation from the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia. In particular, we received the new head of development Cooperation, Johan Romare and family as well as the National Coordinator on Human Rights and Good Governance, Charles Lawrence. Other participants present at the meeting included Daniel Dagbe, Vice President for Operations at the Disabled Union, Ophelia Carpenter, Deputy Secretary General at the Liberia Labour Congress, Fallah Boima, Deputy Director of Technical Services at the National Commission on Disabilities, Rebecca Stubblefield, CAD-L Project Manager, Melany Oey, AIFO-Liberia Country Director and Luther Mendin, AIFO-Liberia Communication and Program Officer. CAD-L project Advisor, Silvia Poggioli joined the meeting remotely via Skype.
The meeting was intended to acquaint the new SIDA Head of Development Cooperation with the CAD-L team and update the delegation on project activities, outcomes, and what has been learned as far as the CAD-L project is concerned to better inform the next course of actions for the full phase of CAD-L project.
SIDA expressed thanks for the information provided and promised to also meet with the project beneficiaries and communities of persons with disabilities to understand the main issues and concerns they are faced with.
The Coordinated Action on Disability in Liberia,(CAD-L) is an inception project funded by the Swedish embassy to provide work and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in Liberia. The inception phase will lead to a multi year program that will be aimed at realising these results.