CALL FOR NOMINATION OF KENYA’S REPRESENTATION ON COMMITTEE ON THE UNCRPD

In accordance with article 34, paragraph 13 of the convention, Kenya is required to nominate an expert representative in the committee of experts in consultation with DPOs.
In view of the above, DPOs and Individual experts are called upon to submit their expression of interest accompanied by a detailed CV of the nominee (Person).
Qualifications of a Committee Member:
The Convention provides that members of the Committee shall serve in their personal capacity. That means that they do not represent any government or other organization but act as independent experts. Members must also be of high moral standing and recognized competence and experience in the Convention. In their CVs, candidates should be advised to highlight their competence and experience on the rights of persons with disabilities.
The Committee has three principal functions. The first is the review of periodic reports on implementation and the constructive dialogue with States parties; the second is the receipt and examination of individual communications (complaints) under the Optional Protocol; and the third is the undertaking of inquiries in the case of reliable evidence of grave and systematic violations of the Convention (also under the Optional Protocol).
In addition, and in keeping with the practice of other treaty bodies, the Committee might decide to issue General Comments elaborating the meaning of the provisions of the Convention or cross-cutting themes and might hold Days of General Discussion with States, civil society, United Nations entities and other international organizations.
Committee members should be prepared at a minimum to attend Committee meetings in Geneva, possibly two or three times a year for three weeks each. Committee members are also required to prepare for sessions by reading States parties’ reports, as well as documents submitted by civil society and other organizations. In addition, under the Optional Protocol, Committee members will have to review individual communications (complaints) and may be required to undertake in-country inquiries.
Many Committee members also undertake tasks in the inter-session period such as the preparation of first drafts of General Comments, or attending meetings of meetings of human rights treaty bodies and meetings of Chairpersons of those bodies convened in Geneva.
It is in view of the above that persons meeting this qualifications are called to submit their cover letter and CV to :pwd.socialservices@yahoo.com by 28th March, 2014 at 10:00AM.
NOTE: late applications will not be accepted.
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Albinism Support Programme

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is distributing sun screen lotion to all persons with albinism in Kenya to protect them from harmful sunrays. All persons with Albinism will be provided with a monthly provision of one bottle of 200 ml of sunscreen lotion. You are therefore requested to visit the health centre near you that has been identified as the distribution point as follows.

COUNTY

FACILITY NAME

DISTRICT

KIRINYAGA

KERUGOYA DH

KIRINYAGA CENTRAL

 

KIMBIMBI SDH

KIRINYAGA SOUTH

MURANGA

MURANGA DH

KIHARU

 

MARAGUA DH

MURANGA SOUTH

NYERI

KARATINA DH

MATHIRA EAST

 

NYERI PGH

NYERI CENTRAL

KILIFI

KILIFI DH

BAHARI

 

MARIAKANI DH

KALOLENI

 

MALINDI DH

MALINDI

KWALE

KWALE DH

MATUGA

 

MSAMBWENI DH

MSAMBWENI

LAMU

MPEKETONI SDH

LAMU WEST

MOMBASA

LIKONI DH

LIKONI

 

COAST PGH

MVITA

 

TUDOR DH

MVITA

TAITA TAVETA

MOI VOI DH

V0I

 

WESU SDH

WUNDANYI

EMBU

EMBU PGH

EMBU WEST

 

ISHIARA SDH

MBEERE NORTH

 

MBEERE DH

MBEERE NORTH

ISIOLO

GARBATULA DH

GARBATULLA

 

ISIOLO DH

ISIOLO

MARSABIT

MARSABIT DH

MARSABIT

MERU

MERU DH

IMENTI NORTH

 

KANYAKINE DH

IMENTI SOUTH

 

MIKINDURI SDH

TIGANIA EAST

 

MIATHENE DH

TIGANIA WEST

THARAKA NITHI

CHUKA DH

MERU SOUTH

 

THARAKA DH

THARAKA SOUTH

KITUI

MWINGI DH

MWINGI CENTRAL

 

MIGWANI SDH

MWINGI EAST

 

KATULANI SDH

KATULANI

 

KITUI DH

KITUI CENTRAL

 

KAUWI SDH

KITUI WEST

MACHAKOS

KANGUNDO DH

KANGUNDO

 

KANGUNDO DH

KANGUNDO

 

KATHIANI SDH

KATHIANI

 

MACHAKOS LVH

MACHAKOS

 

MWALA DH

MWALA

 

MATUU DH

YATTA

MAKUENI

KIBWEZI SDH

KIBWEZI

 

NUNGUNI {KILUNGU}SDH

KILUNGU

 

MAKINDU DH

MAKINDU

 

MAKINDU DH

MAKINDU

 

MAKUENI DH

MAKUENI

 

MBOONI DH

MBOONI WEST

 

SULTAN HAMUD SDH

MUKAA

GARISSA

GARISSA PGH

GARISSA

 

MASALANI DH

IJARA

WAJIR

WAJIR DH

WAJIR EAST

HOMA BAY

HOMA BAY DH

HOMABAY

 

RANGWE SDH

HOMABAY

 

MBITA SDH

MBITA

 

SUBA DH

SUBA

KISII

KISII LVH

KISII CENTRAL

 

NYAMACHE SDH

NYAMACHE

KISUMU

KISUMU DH

KISUMU EAST

 

NYANZA PGH

KISUMU EAST

 

KOMBEWA DH

KISUMU WEST

 

NYANDO DH

NYAKACH

MIGORI

KURIA DH

KURIA WEST

 

MIGORI DH

MIGORI

NYAMIRA

KEROKA DH

NYAMIRA

 

NYAMIRA DH

NYAMIRA

SIAYA

BONDO DH

BONDO

 

SIAYA DH

SIAYA

BARINGO

KABARNET DH

BARINGO CENTRAL

 

ELDAMA RAVINE DH

KOIBATEK

 

MARIGAT SDH

MARIGAT

BOMET

LONGISA DH

BOMET

 

SIGOR SDH

CHEPALUNGU

KAJIADO

KAJIADO DH

KAJIADO CENTRAL

 

NGONG SDH

KAJIADO NORTH

 

LOITOKITOK DH

LOITOK TOK

KERICHO

KAPKATET DH

BURETI

 

KERICHO DH

KERICHO

 

KIPKELION SDH

KIPKELION

 

LONDIANI DH

LONDIAN

LAIKIPIA

NANYUKI DH

LAIKIPIA EAST

 

DOLDOL SDH

LAIKIPIA NORTH

 

RUMURUTI SDH

LAIKIPIA WEST

NAKURU

ELBURGON SDH

MOLO

 

MOLO DH

MOLO

 

NAIVASHA SDH

NAIVASHA

 

NAKURU PGH

NAKURU

 

BAHATI DH

NAKURU NORTH

NANDI

KAPSABET DH

NANDI CENTRAL

 

NANDI HILLS DH

NANDI EAST

 

CHEPTERWAI SDH

NANDI NORTH

 

KAPTUMO SDH

NANDI SOUTH

NAROK

NAROK DH

NAROK NORTH

 

OLOLULUNGA SDH

NAROK SOUTH

 

TRANSMARA DH

TRANSMARA WEST-DIKIRR

NYANDARUA

NYAHURURU DH

NYANDARUA NORTH

TRANS NZOIA

ENDEBESS SDH

KWANZA

 

KITALE DH

TRANS NZOIA WEST

TURKANA

LODWAR DH

TURKANA CENTRAL

UASIN GISHU

HURUMA SDH

ELDORET WEST

WEST POKOT

CHEPARERIA SDH

WEST POKOT

 

KAPENGURIA DH

WEST POKOT

BUNGOMA

WEBUYE DH

BUNGOMA EAST

 

BUNGOMA DH

BUNGOMA SOUTH

 

CHEPTAIS SDH

CHEPTAIS

 

KIMILILI DH

KIMILILI BUNGOMA

 

MT.ELGON DH

MT. ELGON

BUSIA

BUSIA DH

NAMBALE

KAKAMEGA

BUTERE DH

KAKAMEGA CENTRAL[LURAMBI]

 

KAKAMEGA PGH

KAKAMEGA CENTRAL[LURAMBI]

 

MALAVA DH

KAKAMEGA NORTH[MALAVA]

 

IGUHU DH

KAKAMEGA SOUTH[IKOLOMANI]

 

LUMAKANDA DH

LUGARI

VIHIGA

VIHIGA DH

VIHIGA