Department restructures National Disability Machinery
14 May 2012Deputy Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities (DWCPD), Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will host a two day Disability Machinery (NDM) meeting which starts tomorrow, Tuesday and ends on Wednesday.
The meeting will look into the strengthening and restructuring of the NDM which was approved in 2007. The objectives of the machinery are to facilitate the domestication of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Millennium Development Goals and the Africa Decade of Persons with Disabilities. Among other things, the meeting will reflect on the objectives of the NDM in line with the mandate of the department. Issues for discussion include the role and mandate of the department and how the department collaborates with other government departments in fulfillment of its mandate.
In addition, the meeting will reflect on expectations with regards to the purpose, roles and responsibilities of the National Disability Machinery. This will include clarifying intra-departmental as well as inter-governmental institutional arrangements responsible for driving the national disability agenda across all three spheres of government.
The meeting will take place as follows:
Venue: St Gerorge Hotel, Irene, Pretoria.
Date: 15 to 16 May 2012
Please confirm your attendance with Mr Sello Molekwa at 012 359 0224\2 or 0716136242
Cell: 082 578 4063
Tel: 012 359 0224
Issued by: Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities
14 May 2012
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