Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) invites Women with disabilities in Nigeria to apply for the 2nd Annual Leadership and Mentoring Academy (ALMA) to be held in Abuja Nigeria in August 2020.
Application deadline: 11:59pm, Friday June 26, 2020
The Annual Leadership and Mentoring Academy (ALMA) is designed as an annual event to critically appraise progress in the inclusion agenda for Nigerian women with disabilities from the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria. It provides an opportunity for women with disabilities to closely work and learn together, develop the confidence and skills to have more control over their lives, become more involved in representation work and decision-making processes and amplify their voices in the development agenda.
Participants are women leaders with disabilities from various states in the country, coming together to share and validate their experiences, strengthen leadership capacity, create new visions and build networks of support for inclusive development programming.
During the 5-day program, participants will take part in workshops, seminars and discussions, and participate in team-building activities, to explore challenges and exchange strategies for increasing leadership opportunities and participation of women and girls with disabilities in development programs.
The ALMA program is in its 2nd season and is contingent upon grant and donor-based funding. DRAC reserves the right to cancel the program for any reason it deems necessary and will communicate to successful participants if the program is cancelled.
Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) is a not-for-profit Civil Society Organization that works to protect the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and promote their inclusion in the Development Agenda. A pioneer in the field of disability programming in Nigeria, DRAC uses an array of innovative and creative tools and methods to engage with duty bearers and raise public awareness on disability rights, with the primary aim of ensuring inclusion and access at all levels for persons with disabilities, with a special focus on Women and Girls with Disabilities (WGWDs)
DRAC will ensure diversity of geo-political zone, age, ethnic background, and types of disability in final selection of qualified participants.
We anticipate a large number of applications. Apply early to allow sufficient time for the selection process.
Two reference forms are required to complete the ALMA 2020 application process. These MUST be completed by two people familiar with the applicant’s work and qualities as a leader/advocate.
Family members cannot complete recommendations. Suggested references include employers, government agencies, community leaders, OPDs, CSOs, women’s group, etc.).
Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. Please make sure ALL sections are completed and submitted to DRAC by the deadline.
Download the word version of the APPLICATION FORM and the REFERENCE FORM
Word version of application and reference forms must be submitted by email by 11:59pm June 26, 2020 to: