Executive Committee

Executive Committee of Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum as of 1st October 2020

Acting Chair Sarah Muthoni Kamau , United Disabled Persons Kenya sarahmuthoni95@gmail.com

Vice-Chair Alina Thandiwe Mfulo, Disabled Persons South Africa mfulo.thandiwe@gmail.com

Acting Vice-Chair  Dr Sruti Mohapatra, Swabhiman, Odisha, Eastern India sruti_m@hotmail.com

General Secretary Richard Rieser, Reclaiming Our Futures Coalition, United Kingdom rlrieser@gmail.com

Treasurer Mawunyo Yakor-Dabgah, Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations 
mawunyoyakordagbah@gmail.com

Under-represented Groups Michael Njenga, Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, Kenya michael.njenga@uspkenya.org

Women’s Representative  Abia Akram, Special Talent Exchange Programme, Pakistan abia.akram@gmail.com

Youth Representative  Jonathan Andrews, Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network, UK jonathan.andrews4@ntlworld.com

Youth Representative Sarah Mwikali, CCYDN, Kenya mwikalisarah84@gmail.com

Indigenous Peoples Representative June Reimer, First Peoples Disability Network, Australia juner@fpdn.org.au

Regional Representatives

Africa Wabotlhe Chimidza, Botswana Federation of the Disabled wabotlhe@yahoo.co.uk

Gaudence Mushimiyimana, Rwandan Organisation of Women with Disabilities unaburwanda@yahoo.com

Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand – Steve Estey, Council of Canadians with Disabilities steven.estey@yahoo.ca

Caribbean – Nathalie Murphy, Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities nathalie.murphy1@gmail.com  

Pacific – Faatino Utumapu, Nuanua O Le Alofa, Samoa tino.mutumapu@gmail.com

South Asia/SE Asia – Prasanna Kuruppu, Disability Organisations Joint Front, Sri Lanka prasannakuruppu@gmail.com

Muhammad Atif, STEP, Pakistan  atif@step.org.pk

Co-options

Deaf Community – Dickson Mveyange, Tanzanian Association of the Deaf, Chiavita dickson.mveyange@hotmail.com

Neuro Diversity – Emile Gouws, Autism:South Africa mieliemeel93@gmail.com

Member for Communications – Shivyawata, Ummy Hamisi Nderiananga, Tanzanian Federation of Disabled Persons Organisations  ummymkenda@yahoo.com ( Co-opted Malta EC Feb 2020).

All unless indicated have been on Executive since 13th June 2019.

The Trustees of the Registered Company in the UK Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum Ltd Company Registration 7928235 are:-
Chairperson Rachel Kachaje, Malawi
Vice-Chair Sarah Muthoni Kamau , United Disabled Persons Kenya
Vice-Chair Alina Thandiwe Mfulo, Disabled Persons South Africa
General Secretary Richard Rieser, Reclaiming Our Futures Coalition, United Kingdom
Treasurer Mawunyo Yakor-Dabgah, Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations
Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand – Steve Estey, Council of Canadians with Disabilities
Jimmy Innes CEO ADD International