Botswana Launches Living Conditions Report

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November
10

On 23 November 2016, Botswana became the latest country to launch the Living Conditions Studies for Persons with Disabilities.at a ceremony graced by Guest of Honor, Ms. Kebonye Moepeng, Permanent Secretary for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration.

On 23 November 2016, Botswana became the latest country to launch the Living Conditions Studies for Persons with Disabilities.at a ceremony graced by Guest of Honor, Ms. Kebonye Moepeng, Permanent Secretary for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration.

With financial support from the Norwegian Federation of Organizations of Disabled People (FFO), an evaluation of the of the results of the Surveys on Living Conditions (LC) among Persons with Activity Limitations in Southern Africa was carried out in nine countries, and the reports for each country were already launched in seven of the nine countries, Botswana being the latest . The study was carried out on behalf of Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) and Botswana Federation of Disabled People (BOFOD). The study was led by Professor Tlamelo Mmatli of the University of Botswana, in collaboration with SINTEF Technology and Society. The study would not have been possible without a strong commitment from the Office of the President of Botswana and support from the Central Statistical Office.

The study presents a broad picture of the situation among individuals with disability and households with disabled members in Botswana. It offers comparison with individuals without disability and households without disabled members, between provinces and between genders and locations (urban/rural). The study reveals that households with disabled members and individuals with disability score lower on a range on indicators on level of living.

The report can be downloaded here.

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