Almaty's Model: Tajik Delegates Explore Disability Advisory Institute

Today, Central Asia's division of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation welcomed an esteemed delegation of Tajik officials and civil society leaders, marking the commencement of the much-anticipated Information Visit to Almaty city. Hailing from relevant Tajik ministries and non-profit sectors, these delegates are on a mission: to glean insights from Kazakhstan's notable experience in the realm of counselling for the persons with disability.

While in Almaty, the Tajik visitors convened with notable figures from the city's akimat (mayoral office) and maslikhat (local parliament), delving deep into the evolution of the advisory institution. They explored how, over the years, counsellors across various strata have been pivotal in reshaping societal narratives, culture, and perceptions surrounding disability rights. Their Kazakh counterparts shared their journey, shedding light on regulatory nuances and the intricate workings of medical and social expert commissions. They also touched upon the avenues of employment for the people with disability and the nuances of targeted aid.

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, with its unwavering commitment to fostering inclusive societies, perceives inclusivity as the linchpin binding myriad stakeholders who endeavour to harness the potential of every individual in Central Asia.

Spanning September 11 to 14, the agenda for the Tajik delegation promises a series of enriching interactions. Their itinerary includes engagements with luminaries from the Senate of Kazakhstan's Parliament, Almaty's social services hub, district akims' advisors, Almaty's Human Rights Ombudsman office, and prominent figures from Kazakhstan's civil society.