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For the improvement of people with disabilities’ living conditions in Côte d'Ivoire and Africa
Pour l'amélioration des conditions de vie des personnes handicapées en Côte d'Ivoire et en Afrique

SWB-CI

For the Improvement of People with Disabilities’ Living Conditions in Côte d'Ivoire and Africa
Société Sans Barrières - Côte d'Ivoire

Society Without Barriers - Côte d'Ivoire (SWB-CI) is an initiative of Mr. Yede Adama SANOGO, an Ivoirian deaf activist who is deeply involved in the promotion of the rights of People with Disabilities in Côte d'Ivoire.

 

Indeed, Mr. Yede Adama SANOGO has successfully completed a training program from August 15th to September 21 th, 2008 in Tokyo (Japan) and Bangkok (Thailand) on the issue of promoting the rights of persons with disabilities. The training was organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with DPI-Japan and DPI-AP in the setting of the program "Mainstreaming and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in Africa program". The theme of this training was: "Anti-discrimination and Advocacy in relationship with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)".

 

After this training, he made a diagnosis of the situation of People with Disabilities in Côte d'Ivoire. This diagnosis led to the development of an action plan which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Côte d'Ivoire. The plan revolves around an idea: contribute to build a barrier-free society. In other words: to build an inclusive society. Some people espoused his idea and contribute to improve the initial action plan. So SWB-CI was created on March 7th, 2009 by a group of ten (10) persons, including eight (08) persons with disabilities. It is a Non Profit Organization.