SAFOD organized the Southern Africa Symposium on Inclusive Education from 23 – 24 November 2015, at Holiday Inn, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The symposium sought to consolidate experiences and good practices from the SADC region that would lead to strengthening the capacity of governments, CSOs, and DPOs, in promoting access to quality Inclusive Education.
At the end of the Symposium, participants came up with resolutions committing themselves to specific actions and strategies beyond the event that would accelerate Inclusive Education for learners with disabilities.
During the event, case studies from five countries – namely Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and Lesotho out of the ten countries where SAFOD works in – were presented and discussed. The five countries represent half of the ten countries in which SAFOD operates.
It is envisaged that this is the first of the inclusive education symposiums that SAFOD is planing to host in future under its inclusive education program, and it is expected that case studies from the other remaining countries – namely South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Swaziland and Zimbabawe – will be featured and discussed at the next symposium.
The symposium created a platform where practical solutions to some of the challenges were identified and lessons learnt culminated into resolutions. In order to view or download the resolutions, visit SAFOD’s special website dedicated for the symposium here!