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Regional News – AFRICA


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The Africa Region of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) includes the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cote d'lvoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Regional Chairperson

Tigabu Gebremedhin
Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame
Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Advisor
21 Nii Nortei Ababio Street,
P.O. Box KIA 18190
Airport-Accra
GHANA
Telephone: +233 30 2774210 / 2784702 / 2768935
Mobile : +233 24 4326635
Fax : +233 30 2780227
E-mail: gofefoame@sightsavers.org

Africa Regional Coordinator, ICEVI:

Tigabu Gebremedhin
Okiyo Martin Osang'iri
African Union of the Blind (AFUB)
North Airport Road, Embakasi
P. O. Box 72872 - 00200, Nairobi,
Kenya
Telephone: +254-20-2320019
Fax :+254-20-6823989
E-mail: rciceviafrica@gmail.com

Regional Committee Members

S.
No.

Designation

Name & Address

Telephone, Mobile,
E-mail & Skype

1

Chairperson

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame
P.O. Box KIA 18190
North Dzorwulu, Accra
GHANA

Tel.          : +442036400724
Mobile     : +233244326635
E-mail      : gofefoame@sightsavers.org
Skype      : Gofefoame

2

Ethiopia Country Representative / Immediate Past Chairperson

Tigabu Gebremedhin
P.O Box 694
Addis Ababa
ETHIOPIA

Tel.          : +251116 62 97 03/6/8
Mobile     : +25191123 51 69
E-mail      : tigabucbr@gmail.com;
bersabeh12@yahoo.com
Skype      : Tigabugm

3

Vice Chairperson

Martin Kieti
Senior Consultant: IDP
C/o. African Union of the Blind
P.O. Box 72872 00200
Nairobi,
KENYA

Mobile     : +254722603033
E-mail      : Martin.kieti@perkins.org;
martin.kieti@gmail.com
Skype      : Martinkieti

4

Principal Officer

Praveena Sukhraj-Ely
Advocate
The Children’s Disability Training Centre
CMI Building,
13A Joubert Street,
Park Town, Johannesburg
SOUTH AFRICA

Tel.          : 0027 12 3578614/3
Mobile     : 0027 844544747
E-mail      : psukhraj@justice.gov.za;
lovelypravely@gmail.com
Skype      : Pravely

5

Member

Angela Affran
Perkins International
C/o Ghana Blind Union
Accra Rehabilitation Centre, Barnes Road,
Opposite National Meseum,
Post Box AC 496, Accra
GHANA

Mobile     : +233246573201
E-mail      : Angela.Affran@Perkins.org
Skype      : Angela.Affran

 

6

Member

Yaw Debra Ofori
President
Ghana Blind Union
Accra Rehabilitation Centre, Barnes Road,
Opposite National Meseum,
Post Box AC 496, Accra
GHANA

Mobile     : +233243242913
E-mail      : yawdebra2015@gmail.com,
yawdebra@yahoo.com

7

Member

Nafisa Baboo
Senior Advisor, Inclusive Education; LIGHT FOR THE WORLD
Niederhofstrasse 26, A-1120 Vienna,
AUSTRIA

Mobile     : +27 72 927 4746
E-mail      : n.baboo@light-for-the-world.org
Skype      : Nafisababoo

 

8

Country Representative
(Ghana)

Peter Obeng Asamoa
Executive Director; 
Ghana Blind Union
Accra Rehabilitation Centre,
Barnes Road,
Opposite National Meseum,
Post Box AC 496
Accra
GHANA

Tel.          : +233244753570
E-mail      : poebengasamoa@gmail.com
Skype      : Pobengasamoa

9

Country Representative
(Kenya)

Chrisantus Okange
Deputy Director in charge of VI (Quality Assurance Division):
Ministry of Education
P.O Box 30426-00100 Nairobi, KENYA

Mobile     : +254724159226
E-mail      : okangechris@yahoo.com

10

Country Representative
(Liberia)

Beyan Kota
National President/CEO 
Liberia Christian Association of the Blind [CAB] Inc.
P. O. Box 1198 1000 Monrovia 10
LIBERIA

Mobile     : +231886510354, +231770002003
E-mail      : cabliberia2008@gmail.com,
beygort1966@gmail.com
Skype      : cabliberia2008@gmail.com

 

11

Country Representative
(Malawi)

Ezekiel Kumwenda
Chief Executive Officer; Malawi Union of the Blind
P.O. Box 5092 Limbe
MALAWI

Tel.          : +265 1 984 385
: +265 999 952 391
Mobile     : +265888852391
E-mail      : kumwendaezekiel@yahoo.com,
ezekielkumwenda@gmail.com

12

Country Representative
(Mozambique)

Raul Sitoif
Secretary General; Associação dos Cegos e Ambliopes de Mozambique (ACAMO)
CP 864, Rua Frei João dos Santos n°237, Beira
MOZAMBIQUE

Tel.          : +25823313651
M            : +2588247216
E-mail      : acamobeira@yahoo.com.br
Skype      : Acamobeira

 

13

Country Representative
(Nigeria)

Opeoluwa Akinola
Executive Director; Disability Awareness and Development Initiative, Member; NAB
Flat 5, No. 5, Kosebinu Orepekan Street, Surulere Estate, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State,NIGERIA

Tel.          : +2348034093283
E-mail      : opeakinola1@gmail.com
Skype      : Opeakinola1

14

Country Representative
(Rwanda)

Donatilla Kanimba
President, Rwanda Union of the Blind
P.O. Box 1527
Kigali
RWANDA

Tel.          : +250 576097
Mobile     : +250788304490
E-mail      : donakanimba@gmail.com,
k_donatilla@yahoo.com

15

Country Representative
(South Africa)

 

Cathy Donaldson
President: Blind South Africa
Private Bag 9005,
Crowns Mines,
Gauteng 2025
SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile     : +27 83 701 4246,
+27 11 753 1607
E-mail      : president@blindsa.org.za
Skype      : Cathy7673

16

Country Representative
(Tanzania)

Louis Benedicto
Chairperson; Tanzania League of the Blind
P.O. Box 22408
Kariakoo, 8 Chui Street
TANZANIA

Tel.          :  +255 655888833
Mobile     : +255 712 355110
E-mail      : louis.benedicto@yahoo.com
Skype      : Jonaslubago

17

Country Representative
(Togo)

Komiyi Ayassou
Chairperson; Association Togolaise des Aveugles (ATA)
BP 30357 Lomé
TOGO

Tel.          : +228 22 33 38 65
Mobile     : +228 90 14 19 36
E-mail      : germayass@gmail.com
Skype      : Ayassoukomivi


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