The 2022 AADISAO 1st Virtual Conference Committee is excited to have you join us and participate in this years conference. Below is the current agenda which is subject to be updates. All times are in central US timezone (CT). If you received a zoom invite, your calendar should automatically convert to your timezone. If you have questions, please email the conference committee at

Note Conference Kickoff Time:

8:00 am CT 9:00 am ET (USA)

05:00 pm EAT (UTC+3) Nairobi, Kenya.

4:00 pm SAST (UTC+2) Pretoria, South Africa.

3:00 pm WAT (WTC+1) Kinshasa, DR Congo.

3:00 pm WAT (UTC+1) Lagos, Nigeria

7:00 am to 8:00am Final Zoom Tech Check & Setup

8:00am to 8:30am  

Opening Ceremony


Welcome Remarks

MacDonald Metzger – AADISAO President

Kudakwashe ‘AK’ Dube (Mr) – CEO Africa Disability Alliance (ADA)

8:30am to 9:25am 1st Keynote Presentation: Daisy Jonathan,ACAS,BCCS,QASP-S ( Nigeria)

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Oni – AADISAO Executive Committee Member/Conference Planning Committee.

9:25am to 10:05am


10:05am to 10:15am


10:15am 10:20am



10:20am -10:55am

Presentation: Disability Rights Advocacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo /Didier Ntonta -CEO Kadiwaku Family Foundation.


Presentation: Impact of Covid-19 on Inclusive Employment for People with Disabilities in Africa – Ronald Kasule (Uganda)


Music Interlude (live or YouTube)


Presentation: Gender and Inclusive Education Programming – Monicah Mueni Syanda (Kenya)

10:55am – 11:15am Presentation: Television Framing of Intellectual Disability on Inclusive Education – Jackline U. Lidubwi/ Kenyan Television Producer and the Project Lead for Integrating Disability Rights into Journalist Training in Sub-Saharan Africa, at Internews Network.
11:15am -11:30am Presentation: Education and Disabilities in Times of Pandemic: Case Study of Rural Kenya-Karanja Njoki (Self Advocate)

Presentation: Inclusive Employment of PWDs – Daniel Chege


11:30am -12:00pm  

Announcements, Recognition, and Awards


12:00pm – 12:45pm


12:45pm -1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:00pm

Parent Panel on Autism and Related Neurodevelopmental Disabilities ( Includes Q&A).


Introduction of 2nd Keynote Speaker – Mikala Mukongolwa

Keynote – Dr. Thomas Mtonga (University of Zambia)


Closing Ceremony – Dr. Richard Oni & Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie



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