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April 26, 2018
After five days of physical and mental battling, Ali Sawalmeh became the first Jordanian with a disability to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The altitude and varying ecosystems, ranging from desert, to jungle, to snow, provide large challenges for the 30,000 people who tackle the climb each... Read More
December 03, 2015
Part of IRI's objective is to strengthen the role and inclusion of marginalized groups in Nigeria’s political parties.  Since 1999, IRI has implemented programs aimed at mainstreaming persons with disabilities (PWDs) into the structure and processes of political parties.  The active... Read More
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Alao Sunday Afolabi

Assistant Program Officer, Africa
December 03, 2015
Today, countries across the world are commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as a moment to promote awareness of challenges facing persons with disabilities and mobilize support for their inclusion in all societies. Amid the myriad of challenges facing Libya, the... Read More
December 02, 2015
More than one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. Around the world, persons with disabilities face physical, social, economic and discriminatory barriers that often exclude them from participating fully and effectively as equal... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs
March 17, 2015
Through strategic partnerships, IRI’s work is enhanced by being able to offer a wealth of international perspectives.  Over the last year, IRI’s programs in Jordan and Morocco have benefitted greatly from a collaboration with the Eduardo Frei Foundation (... Read More
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Carrie Schenkel Reasonover

Senior Program Manager, Europe