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Mark Mapemba at CRPD in the UN, New York

28 Aug 2014 Video Stories
Mark Mapemba from the disability organizations PODCAM in Malawi. Mark participated at the CRPD Conference of State Parties in June 2014 and also took part in the advocacy training for youth with disabilities organized by UNICEF. In the video he explains how he will use his new knowledge when he comes back to Malawi. Mark's trip to New York was funded by the Norwegian MFA through the Atlas Alliance.

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