Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Malawi to benefit from AT-Info-Map Project

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09 June, 2017

On June 9, 2017 one of the online news outlets, the Nyasatimes, reported that Malawi was among one of the countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to benefit from the on-going At-Info-Map Project.

The Assistive Technology Information Mapping project (AT-Info-Map) is funded by the Google Impact Challenge as one of the ‘big ideas that will use technology to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities’

This project is led by The Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) in partnership with AfriNEAD, University of Washington, and Dimagi.

The online news media quoted the Director General of SAFOD, Mr. Mussa Chiwaula, stressing that the opportunity is for companies that supply or sell Assistive Technology products to government, hospitals, persons with disabilities, and whoever may need them within or outside Malawi, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

"The organisation has come up with the application to help reduce the hurdles that persons with disabilities in Southern Africa face with regards to accessing AT," Nyasatimes reported.

The full report can be accessed here