The African Network for Evidence-to-Action on Disability (AfriNEAD) was founded in 2007 to ensure that networking and research contribute to a better quality of life for people with disabilities in Africa. AfriNEAD is a flagship project of the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies at Stellenbosch University.
AfriNEAD’s aim is to facilitate evidence-to-action in the disability field so as to impact for real change in the quality of life of people with disabilities in Africa. There is a need to translate research into evidence-based advocacy, practice and policy – particularly in the pan-African context and systematically addressed in a coherent and consistent fashion.
The ultimate objective is to keep the diability debate alive in Africa, providing regular and ongoing opportunities for debate in a reputable forum, and ultimately generating more interest among other stakeholders.