The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) is a Person with Disability (PWD) woman-led non-profit organization that promotes the rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa. Operating extensively throughout Nigeria, IFA stands as an innovative frontrunner and influential force within the disability community.
Disability inclusion is at the core of our programming. We employ ART (Advocacy, Research, and Training) as a framework for our interventions that drive positive change in the lives of PWDs. Through relentless advocacy efforts, we are creating a lasting impact by influencing national and subnational policies and practices. By engaging state and non-state actors, we are fostering an inclusive environment that recognizes and respects the rights of people with Disabilities.
Research is the cornerstone of our evidence-based approach. We believe in generating concrete data and knowledge to understand the needs and challenges faced by our communities, which informs our interventions.
We forge a path to a more inclusive society by investing in individuals, partners, and government officials by strengthening their capacity to create lasting impact and support a more inclusive society.
Humanitarian Peace & Conflict
IFA works to reduce the impact of violence on people with disabilities by engaging stakeholders to improve access to response services and inclusive interventions.
We strive to improve access to economic opportunities and financial autonomy for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). IFA is deepening inclusive engagements in the market systems for PWDs to have equal access to skills, business finance, market intelligence, and opportunities.
Democracy and Good Governance
We deploy our expertise, networking, and alliances to advocate for all state governments to domesticate and implement disability legislation. IFA is strengthening the electoral, political, and disability agencies to foster inclusive practices and ensure the active participation of people with disabilities in civic duty and decisions that are capable of affecting their lives.
In the quest to increase the literacy and vocational skills of persons with disabilities, IFA is propelling opportunities to enable children with disabilities to enroll in STEM Education and Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET).