Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) is a Person with Disability (PWD) woman-led non-profit and non-governmental organization that employs data to address inclusion and participation challenges of over 30 million PWDs in Nigeria through advocacy, training, and research. IFA focal areas of work are Democracy, Good governance, and Gender.
Located in Abuja, IFA is an innovative and consistent leader within the Disability community as well as in the democracy and governance space with a wide network of allies, stakeholders, and various PWD groups nationally which are instrumental to the success of its programs.
IFA through its Access Nigeria campaign conducted Africa’s first, second, and third accessibility audits of polling units by PWDs in Edo, Ondo, and Kogi states in Nigeria, and made independent voting for Blind voters possible through the design of the braille ballot guide.
IFA through the Music for Toilet campaign provided 4 solar-powered boreholes which are currently serving over 8,000 people in Zawan, Gindiri, and Bassa communities in Plateau state. The campaign also provided 20 accessible toilet facilities in School for the Blind Gindiri to promote enrollment of Children with Disabilities (CWDs) and restoring the dignity of Girls with Disabilities during their menstrual cycles.
IFA’s mission is to promote the full inclusion and participation of all Persons With Disability in Nigeria and dismantle the social injustices that diminish their human rights.
At IFA, we envision a world where Persons with Disabilities are supported to live and lead fulfilled lives in their communities.