Youth with Disabilities’ Lived Experiences, Aspirations and Current Engagements in Livelihoods in Bangladesh and Kenya and Their Influence on Policy Makers

A project seeking to promote the inclusion of young men and women with disabilities in local and national policy dialogues around the implementation of SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Project status
Youth Futures

This project aims to capture the experiences, aspirations and current involvement of youth with disabilities in securing their livelihoods in urban and rural settings of Bangladesh and Kenya. It is envisaged that youth with disabilities will become peer researchers to gather and analyse data for the project, alongside local and international researchers. Geographical maps and documentary photography will supplement the rich narratives and visually relate the lived experiences of livelihoods as well as the barriers and vulnerabilities impeding the futures to which youth with disabilities aspire. The young people will be supported by experienced research team members to disseminate the findings with policy makers through targeted advocacy activities to improve the evidence base upon which policies are developed and resources prioritised.

Research team: Dr Margo Greenwood, Sightsavers; Ms Lopita Huq, BRAC University, Bangladesh; Dr Mbugua Wa-Mungai, Kenyatta University, Kenya

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