With the slogan of the year “Building back better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world” International Day of Persons with Disability-2020 was celebrated. On the occasion, KOSHISH jointly with the Ministry of Social Development and NFD-N Gandaki Province organized a virtual interaction program on “Effect of COVID-19 on people with disability in Gandaki Province” on 2nd December 2020.
More than 50 persons including representatives from the ministry, local governments, DPOs, CSOs, and journalists participated in the program. The event was graced by Hon. Chief Minister Mr. Hari Bahadur Chuman as the Chief Guest and Chaired by Ms. Jamuna Poudel, Chief of Social Development Division. NFD-N presented about the policy provisions related to disability and the way forward, Social development ministry presented about the effort of the provincial government on disability, and KOSHISH presented the key findings of the research on “effect of COVID-19 on persons with disability”, which was conducted during the lockdown in collaboration with CBM and NFDN.