In this webinar held on January 23, 2018, Kiran Wagle (Foundation Enablement Nepal) and Saroj Yakami (MetaMeta) presented challenges and solutions for persons with disabilities in Nepal’s agricultural sector.
People with disabilities including those who become disabled due to Leprosy are often discriminated and excluded from society. They lack access to socioeconomic development initiatives and decision-making processes. There is lack of enabling environment and tools to facilitate them to live a self-supporting, dignified life.
The most vulnerable people are often the first to be excluded from access to water, land and essential information about agricultural water management. Apart from social barriers, physical and environmental barriers exclude persons with disabilities from access to water, and hinder their socioeconomic empowerment, participation and inclusion.
More info: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinars/533-breaking-down-barriers-including-people-with-disabilities-in-agriculture-in-nepal
Produced by: TheWaterChannel