Adamu Ishiyaku

2016 Fellow from Nigeria

Ishiyaku Adamu has more than 10 years' experience in disability advocacy in Nigeria. Currently, he is the national president of the Nigerian Association of the Blind (NAB), an association that was founded in 1968 and that envision a world of total inclusion for all blind and partially sighted Nigerians. He coordinates the activities of the association and also takes the responsibility of representing the interests of over 6 million blind and partially sighted Nigerians in the Joint National Association of persons with disabilities. Ishiyaku holds a master's degree in Political Economy from the University of Manchester, UK. Upon the completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Ishiyaku plans to continue with his work of advocating for the total inclusion of persons with disabilities in Nigeria, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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