Africa West

CBM's West & Central Africa Regional Hub Office is based in Lomé, Togo, since 1984. This office oversees CBM’s programme portfolio in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo.

CBM works closely with local partners’ organisations throughout Africa West and Central region delivering activities in over 70 programmes and projects with a view to improving the quality of life and raising voice of people with disabilities.

The partner organisations include governmental institutions (particularly Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education or Ministry of Social Affairs), faith-based organisations (Churches of various denominations) and grass roots organisations, which include among others Organisations for People with Disabilities (DPOs).

Throughout the region, CBM reinforces networks of comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation, supports inclusive, integrated or special education programmes for children with disabilities, promotes socio-economic inclusion of people with disabilities and their families and supports empowerment programmes for people with disabilities to take on an active political and social role in society.

All these programmes are also strong advocate agents for mainstreaming of the rights and needs of people with disabilities into national health, education, socioeconomic policies and poverty reduction strategies.