Nic Hailey joins Nairobi discussion on inclusive growth for persons with disability

Nic Hailey at disability meeting
Nic Hailey speaking at the roundtable discussion on inclusive economic growth for Persons with Disability. Photo: Twitter/KCBGroup

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.

Disability Meeting in Nairobi
Discussions focused on commitments made at the UK-Kenya co-hosted Global Disability Summit in London last year. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

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.

Last July’s Global Disability Summit was co-hosted by the UK government, International Disability Alliance and the Government of Kenya.

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.

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