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.
To promote rights, inclusion, and participation of Persons with Disabilities across all spheres of life.
We are driven by the passion to influence PWD inclusion through innovation, new learnings, accountability, and harnessing technology for sustainable impact. (PIILATS).
Our works are inspired by concerns that diminish the dignity of persons with disabilities.