Connect for World Down Syndrome Day in Africa

The Africa Down Syndrome Network, together with its member organisations, will encourage the global Down syndrome community to #CONNECT with each other, with the disability community, with key stakeholders and the general public in response to the impact of COVID-19 on persons with Down syndrome in education and health.

The events starts at 9:00 AM WAT (West Africa Time) (8:00 AM UTC) on Tuesday 23rd March.


  • Ms Rose Mordi, President, Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria and Chairperson, Africa Down Syndrome Network
  • Mr Lefhoko Kesamang, Senior Social Officer, Social Affairs Department, African Union
  • Ms Vanessa Dos Santos, President, Down Syndrome International and Co-Vice Chair, International Disability Alliance
  • Dr Toyin Adenaike, Medical Unit, US Consulate, Nigeria
  • Mr David Bara, Co-Founder, WeCanAccess Ltd, UK
  • Mr AK Dube, CEO, Africa Disability Alliance
  • Ms Sheri Brynard, Self-Advocate, Down Syndrome South Africa
  • Mr George Okudi, Self-Advocate, Uganda Down Syndrome Association
  • Mr Ali Jookhun, President, U-link and Founder, Down Syndrome Association Mauritius
  • Dr Nelly Malatsi, Board Member, Botswana Down Syndrome Association

Supported by

Down Syndrome International, Down Syndrome South Africa, Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria, Africa Disability Alliance, African Disability Forum and African Union

The event is finished.


Mar 21 2021


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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