The Africa Centre For Energy Policy (ACEP) as part of efforts towards mainstreaming disability issues in Ghana, has begun a stakeholders’ engagement forum to collate views from the disability fraternity which will enable the think tank put together a comprehensive national guiding document for disability funding.

The forum, which is the first in a series of the stakeholders’ engagement process, took place yesterday at the Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD’s) national headquarters and was attended by national executives from all the nine disability federations under the Ghana Federation of Disabilities.

The stakeholders’ engagement process forms part of research efforts being undertaken by ACEP to help reduce the funding gaps that exist within the disability space as far as donor funding, projects, and national resource allocation is concerned.

Similar engagements will be conducted at all the zonal regions of the country, namely the northern, middle and the southern zones to further solicit the views of persons with disabilities at the local levels.

This will help expose neglected sectors within the disability space to enable donors and funding agencies channel more resources to such priority areas to ensure the wholistic development of persons with disability.