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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-22
Disability and People with Disabilities in African countries: From a Point of View of 'Disability and Development'


In Africa, many countries have, until recently, experienced armed conflicts, and even now there are still volatile situations in their politics and societies. We are curious how people with disabilities contribute to their countries’ development or whether they are excluded.
Can we apply our findings from Disability and Development in South-East and South Asian countries to African countries in order to attain Disability Inclusive Development in this area? How do the aspects differ between the regions in regards to this issue? With these questions, we intend to find the common and distinctive aspects in Disability and Development in African Countries based on our accumulated knowledge and research findings from the African Area Studies. These newer findings will contribute to more inclusive developments expected in the framework of TICAD.


April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] MORI Soya
[ Co-researchers ] KOBAYASHI Masayuki
KAMEI Nobutaka (Associate Professor, Department of International Cultural Studies, Aichi Prefectural University)
TODA Mikako (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
NISHI Makoto (Associate Professor, Division of Socio-Cultural Dynamics, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
MIYAMOTO Ritsuko (Vice Dean/Professor, Faculty of International Resource Sciences, Akita University)