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Call for Papers for Deafblind International Conference

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Deafblind International is planning to hold its first African Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, May 12-14, 2022.

You are invited to submit your research papers, survey papers, case studies and academic papers through their website:

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline:  22nd November, 2021
  • Acceptance and notification: 14th January, 2022
  • Final paper and powerpoint submission: 28th January, 2022
  • Start of online registration:  1st February, 2022


About the Conference

DbI Africa Conference draws the roadmap towards Deafblind reality in Africa. It will connect persons with deafblindness, parents, families, practitioners, and researchers all across the continent and beyond. It will highlight the work being done in Africa, create awareness among stakeholders that deafblindness as a unique disability, and enhance access to quality services for persons who are Deafblind. It subscribes to the adoption of Agenda 2030 with the focus on leaving no one behind. It will advance the practices fulfilling Disability rights and sustainable development goals in Africa and beyond.

Conference Sub-themes

  • Education and Transition of Persons with Deafblindness
  • Families of Persons with Deafblindness
  • CBR for Persons with Deafblindness
  • Research, Policy, and Advocacy for Persons with Deafblindness


Conference Delivery

Blended Conference

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