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2023 ARD Annual General Meeting

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In a remarkable annual general meeting, on Thursday 7 December 2023 we spotlighted inspiring stories of resilience and triumph brought within refugees with disabilities in Uganda. The Executive Director, Muombamungu James took centre stage, confidently unravelling the annual report in an attentional presentation that outlined the organization's milestones and future endeavours. With a confident tone, the director began: "This report presents our collective efforts and achievements over the past year a testament to the dedication of our team and the impact we've made." As charts and graphs illustrated progress, the director elaborated on strategic initiatives, included  data collection done that aimed to understand and leverage the wellbeing of Refugees with disabilities in six refugee settlements including urban refugees with disabilities in Uganda using a case study of the ARD area…
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Refugee Led-Organizations World Refugee Day commemoration of effective “June 20th 2023” under the theme “Nothing About Us Without Us”

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A world Refugee Day celebration through the theme Nothing About Us Without Us. this was to call for meaningful participation in decision making processes on programs concerning refugees. it has been long when refugees are considered as people who can't take decisions and denied to be on the decision making table. We call again for meaningful refugees participation in decision making processes from the agenda stage, to the implementation stage and to the Monitoring and Evaluation stage because #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs Above is Muombamungu James, the Executive Director for the Association of Refugees with Disability(ARD) giving a speech whereby he clarified that disability is not inability and talked about the need of meaningful participation in decision making processes on programs concerning refugees with disabilities: Disability need not to be an obstacle to…
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WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2023

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Every year, on June 20, the world celebrates refugees across the globe on World Refugee Day. Yet many events are organized without meaningful participation from the refugee communities themselves. We changed this and hosted a refugee-led World Refugee Day in 2022, uniting refugee groups from the DR Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and our Uganda hosts for a community-driven event highlighting the resilience and agency of refugees to lead the way. We are happy to finally announce this year's celebration in joint collaboration with refugee-led organizations and partners from all across Uganda. Join us on June 20th, as we call for meaningful refugee inclusion and participation, as well as recognition that there is NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US. We welcome partners who want to join, and contribute…
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Board and Staff/FPs 2-Day Training

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Training on ARD internal policies: Human Resource Management Policy, Financial Policy, Child Protection Policy, Gender Policy, Preventing sexual Exploitation abuse and harassment Policy. Training on ARD 5 years Strategic Plan, Proposal writing, Data Collection, Fundraising strategy, Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting
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PRESENTATION ASSOCIATION OF REFUGEES WITH DISABILITIES (ARD)

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MEMBERSHIP Membership of the organization shall be open to associations of different nationalities within the urban areas and associations from the settlements, and any other interested individuals and organizations that are working towards promotion and protection of rights of people with disabilities.Membership of the Association shall be acquired in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.]
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To foster contact and regular flow of information and harmonize and share problems those are faced by refugees with disabilities and devise means of tackling them.
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To Promote inclusion and integration of refugees with disabilities in education, economic empowerment, livelihood and other development programs in the country;
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