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West Asia

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

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Sri Lanka
  • Turkmenistan
  • Yemen
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • United Arab Republic

Regional President

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Birendra Raj Pokharel

Action on Disability Rights and Development (ADRAD)
10/80 (Kha)Kopundole, Lalitpur,

NEPAL

Regional Committee Members

S.
No.
Name Address
1 Ms. Nandini Rawal Executive Director
Blind People’s Association
132 Ft. Ring Road
Vastrapur
Ahmedabad - 380 015
Gujarat
INDIA
2 Ms. Rima Canawati Director of Program Development
Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 100, Bethlehem
PALESTINE
3 Dr. J.P. Singh Former Member Secretary
Rehabilitation Council of India
15/32 West Patel Nagar
New Delhi - 110008.
INDIA
4 Mr. Khandaker Jahurul Alam Executive Director
Centre for Services And
Information on Disability (CSID)
House:# 676, Flat # 1A, Road
# 13 Baitul Aman Housing
Society Adabor, Dhaka 1207
BANGLADESH
5 Mr. Kuenga Chhoegyel Muenselling Institute
Khaling, P.O. box 4203
BHUTAN
6 Dr. S.R. Mittal National Institute for the Visually Handicapped
116, Rajpura Road
Dehradun, Uttra Khand
INDIA
7 Ms. Fatemeh Amiri Head of Ardestani Academy
Director of PARVAZ International Film festival
(Disabled people’s issues)
Tehran University
Tehran IRAN
8 Mr. Madhav P Aryal Program Director
B P Eye Foundation, Children’s
Hospital for ENT and Rehabilitation Services (CHEERS)
Madhyapur Thimi Municipality
Lokanthali 16, Manahara Bhaktapur,
NEPAL
9 Mr. Khalid Naeem House No. 452, Road-C
Phase-3, Bahria Town, Islamabad
PAKISTAN
10 Dr. T.D.T.L. Dhanapala The Open University of Srilanka Nawala, Nugegoda, SRI LANKA
11 Dr. KAC Alwis The Open University of Srilanka Nawala,
Nugegoda
SRI LANKA
12 Mr. Ziad Amro PO Box 1047
Ramallah
PALESTINE
13 Mr. Ranchhod Soni Head: Technology
Blind People’s Association
132 Ft. Ring Road, Vastrapur
Ahmedabad - 380 015,
Gujarat INDIA


Ex-Officio Representatives of ICEVI Global

S.
No.
Designation Name & Address
1 President Dr. Frances Gentle
NextSense Institute
361-365 North Rocks Road
North Rocks NSW 2151
AUSTRALIA
2 Chief Executive Officer Dr. M.N.G. Mani
3 Professors Colony, SRKV Post
Coimbatore – 641 020
Tamil Nadu
INDIA
3 Immediate Past Regional President Dr. Bhushan Punani
Blind People’s Association
Jagdish Patel Chowk
Surdas Marg
Ahmedabad-380 015
Gujarat
INDIA
4 Second Vice President Ms. Sabine Fijn van Draat
Secretary, Executive Board
NOVUM Foundation
Amersfoortsestraatweg 180
1272 RR Huizen
THE NETHERLANDS
5 Treasurer Dr. Praveena Sukhraj-Ely
Advocate
The Children’s Disability Training Centre
CMI Building, 13A Joubert Street
Park Town, Johannesburg
SOUTH AFRICA