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Birendra Pokharel

Action on Disability Rights And...
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Education, Labor & Employment, Other
Birendra Raj Sharma Pokharel is a rights activist having visual impairment in Nepal. He was engaged in Establishment of the Asia Pacific framework of "make the Rights Real". He participated in the Creating New Futures for All research symposiums in Sidney University, School of Law in December 2012. He has been engaged as Local Expert of Abilis Foundation, Finland since 2011 and facilitating the Abilis Grant making mechanism. His role has been recognised for pushing the ratification of CRPD. He was assigned as expert in the drafting committee of the amendment of disabled protection and welfare act in line with the CRPD. He has conducted the "DRPI Disability Rights Country Holistic Monitoring in Nepal" applying tools and method of York University, Canada comprising the twin track approach of human rights monitoring. He anticipate to participate in the capacity building training for legal defense and access to justice and transform the idea in the grassroots level in Nepal.

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