MURPHY ELECTED TO CDPF EXECUTIVE
Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, Nathalie Murphy, was among 17 persons elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Disabled Peoples’ Forum (CDPF). 27 representatives of the Commonwealth of Nations assembled at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday June 13 for the re-launch of the forum which had been in-active for almost eight years.
The purpose of CDPF is:
Mrs. Murphy and Mr. Murphy at CDPF Forum
Mrs. Murphy was elected as the Caribbean representative on the forum and will also serve as Dominica’s Country Focal Point.
The functions of the Country’s Focal Point shall include, among other things:
- Recruitment of qualifying DPOs as members of the Forum.
- Providing information to DPOs about the Forum and promote the interests of the Forum in that country.
- Ensuring that member DPOs discharge their responsibilities to the Forum.
- Monitoring on behalf of the Forum the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and submit reports appropriately.
- Submitting annual reports to the Board on the state of
disabled persons in the country especially with regard to new innovative policies, legislation in the area of promoting inclusion and protection of rights, among others.
- Undertaking any other tasks as may be assigned by the Board or the Chairman from time to time.
In addition to reviewing and adopting the Constitution
and Work Programme of the CDPF the meeting issued a Declaration, which can be seen in the adjacent column.
Mrs. Murphy was accompanied by her husband and DAPD Treasurer Michael Murphy, as can be seen in the photo above.
DAPD RECEIVES ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE
As part of the activities at the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) held on May 15, 2019 the Barbados-based Maria Holder Memorial Trust presented the organisation with an accessible bus for its Dial-a-Ride service.
The above video clip contains the highlights of this event.
HAM RADIOS FOR DAPD
The Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc. on Monday June 4, 2019 presented four amateur radios to members of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Inc who had participated in a six week training programme organised by the International Organisation on Migration earlier this year.
At the presentation, Vice President, Clement Pierre-Louis, said that these radios were a gift received from two Swedish nationals who recently joined DARCI and the Club took the decision to donate these devices to DAPD.
He also said that it was the Club’s view that Persons with Disabilities needed to own these devices in order to
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We, the delegates of 27 Commonwealth Countries, being representative Disabled People’s Organ- isations (DPOs), attending the re-launch of
the Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum, applaud the adoption of a constitution, work programme and newly elected Executive Committee on 13th June 2019 in New York.
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