Project title
Good practices for inclusive local governance in West Africa

Implementing organizations
Implemented in partnership with Handicap International, the Secretariat of the African Decade of People with Disabilities, Action on Disability and Development, CBM, Municipal Development Partnership, ENDA Tiers Monde, Women in Law and Development in Afirca, David Houssou, national federations of DPOs, ministries and public institutions in charge of disability issues, local authorities, human rights and development organizations and media.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

Overview of project
The project took an interest in Article 29 concerning the right of persons with disabilities and their organizations to be involved in governance and decision-making processes at the local level.

Project updates - advocacy activities and outcomes achieved
The president of the Malian Federation of Associations of Disabled People presented the good practices collected in Mali on the sidelines of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD held in New York in September 2011.
Download the presentation (in English).
The report can be found on the website for the rights of persons with disabilities in West Africa: 
The report is now used in different trainings (local inclusive governance, good practices collection).
The actors involved gained confidence in talking about disability and the rights of persons with disabilities, and especially by working as a network.
Two other Making It Work initiatives have started :
- Good practices in inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene in West Africa
- Good practices in inclusive employment in West Africa

Download the full report (in English).
Download the summary of the report (in English).
Télécharger le rapport complet (en français).
Télécharger la synthèse du rapport (en français).
Search the Good Practice Database to find case studies from the full report.

To know more about local inclusive governance in West Africa, you can view the film "Local Development in West Africa - How to Make it Inclusive for All?" and read the accompaniying booklet here.

Members of the Village Committee in Togo