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ECDD launched ‘Promoting Rights and Inclusion for Disability Empowerment (PRIDE) project program on October 20, 2022 in Addis Ababa, ‘Nefas Silk Polytechnic College’.

Speaking at the launching of the program, ECDD Executive Director, Dr.Getahun Semeon remarks that ”In Ethiopia, persons with disabilities constitute 17.6% of the population approximately more than 20 million people.”

Dr.Getahun Semeon,  ECDD Executive Director

He further explained “Persons with disabilities can make important contribution to survival and growth of household the community and the society at large as far as they are supported with appropriate laws, policies, regulations, economic empowerment programs and inclusive infrastructures.”

USAID representative Mr. Andrew Colburn, USAID Education and Youth Office Director, describes” youth with disabilities are some of the most marginalized and excluded segments of the population not only in Ethiopia, but Worldwide.” He noted that “the partnership of ECDD is very important for us to showcase of the importance place with our program of persons with disabilities.”

Mr. Andrew Colburn, USAID Education and Youth Office Director

Presentation, Documentary film, Photograph Exhibition, Demonstration of MINCH 6768, Ethiopian Business Disability Network, Disability-Friendly Inclusive dance event and Musical Entertainment presented on the launching program. 



 Mr. Yadessa Asfaw, USAID Program Management Specialist

Discussion and feedback from participants were conducted and the program ended after closing remark of Mr. Yadessa Asfaw, USAID Program Management Specialist.


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