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Action on Disability Rights And Development Nepal (ADRAD-Nepal)

Kathmandu, Nepal
Joined January 2018

ADRAD functions to ensure positive changes in lives of Persons with Disabilities

Presence in: Nepal

Action on Disability Rights and Development is nonpolitical, Non-Governmental, non-profit making rights based development Organization of persons with disabilities, functional in Nepal since its establishment in 2008. The public advocacy and media mobilisation convened by this organisation has pushed for the CRPD ratification and transforming disabilities into development agendas. The objectives of ADRAD are the Promotion of accessible books for persons with visual and print disabilities in Nepal that is in line with the article 9 of UNCRPD.

The application and promotion of accessible Information and Communication Technology is prime focus of ADRAD that provide an opportunity to persons with disabilities to enjoy the International and National legislation concerning Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities. By the use of latest technology, the rights holders utilise opportunity and participate in mainstreaming educational program and overall development process. Read More

People Associated With This Organization

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.
Birendra Pokharel is the network champion (main point of contact) for Action on Disability Rights And Development Nepal (ADRAD-Nepal).

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