Yesterday, Nic Hailey joined a roundtable discussion at the Intercontinental Hotel In Nairobi on inclusive economic growth for Persons with Disability (PwD) convened by the KCB Foundation.
The roundtable discussions explored commitments made at the Global Disability Summit held in London in July 2018, with special focus on promoting economic empowerment for young PwDs.
Delivering his remarks during the meeting, the British High Commissioner to Kenya said: “Since the Global Disability Summit, it has been inspiring to see organisations joining us to change the conversation from barriers to opportunities for people with disabilities.”
“Opportunities exist. Despite the obstacles that life lays on your path, you need to strive to ensure that you take advantage of those opportunities,” he added.
Mr Hailey told attendees that it takes leadership, partnership and vision to include and empower people with disabilities. He also praised the Kenyan Government, private sector partners and disabled people organisations for taking forward commitments kn disability inclusion.
“When people, government and private sector-come together and work together, we can make considerable changes to empower Persons with Disability,” he said.
The summit took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and brought together more than 1000 delegates from governments, donors, the private sector, charities and organisations of persons with disabilities.