FACICP Disability Plus

About Me

Ekaete Judith Umoh is a prominent social justice activist with over 20 years of experience in disability justice and gender equity. She currently serves as the Country Director for CBM Global Disability Inclusion in Nigeria, where she leads initiatives to support and empower individuals with disabilities. Ekaete’s work is driven by a deep commitment to creating inclusive communities where everyone can enjoy their human rights and fulfill their potential.

Professional Background

Current Role:

  • Country Director, CBM Global Disability Inclusion, Nigeria
    • CBM Global is an organization dedicated to working alongside people with disabilities in some of the world’s poorest places, combating poverty and exclusion. Under Ekaete’s leadership, CBM Global Nigeria focuses on inclusive community-based programs, advocacy, and providing expert advice to other organizations on disability inclusion.

Key Roles and Achievements:

  • National President, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD):
    • Ekaete was the first elected female president of JONAPWD, where she led the organization to significant milestones, including the signing of the Nigerian Disability Bill into law in 2019 after 17 years of advocacy.
  • Founder and Executive Director, FACICP Disability Plus:
    • Ekaete founded FACICP Disability Plus to promote the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in all gender and development efforts. The organization has been instrumental in advocating for and implementing inclusive policies and practices.
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