Disability and Stigma

University of Yaoundé 1

Alternative Explanations for Disability: Stigma as Barrier to Participation

Organised by Professor Emelda Ngufor Samba, Disability and Inclusion Africa Network

Universitéde Yaoundé 1, Cameroon

Phase One: Friday 12thNovember/ Friday 26th-Monday 29thNovember 2021: Theatre workshop

Phase Two: Tuesday 30thNovember: Plenary, Round Table and Theatre performance

The primary objective of this workshop is to explore the contribution of stigma to the non-participation of people with disability in the social, economic, educational, and political domains Africa.

The workshop will take place in two phases. In a four-day workshop, university students and members of NGOs with disability will explore applied theatre tools and techniques to reflect on the nuances related to disability especially in Cameroon; the disparity between policies that favour the disabled and their actual implications.

Concerns raised during the discussions will constitute the thematic of an open-ended 45-minute play that will be presented to the public during phase two of the workshop. This second phase will constitute panel presentations and round table discussions around the theme of disability and inclusion in Africa.