The Pan African Network for People with Psychosocial Disabilities (PANUSP) would like toexpress it’s deep appreciation to the Open Society Institute for the financial support,encouragement and participation which helped to ensure the success of Project:
“Strengthening the Pan African Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (PANUSP) for theRealization of the Rights of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities on the African Continent”.
PANUSP expresses gratitude to all resource persons who despite their responsibilities and workschedules agreed to devote time and their contributions to enrich the outcomes of the Project.PANUSP would like to especially extend it’s sincere thanks to Gabor Gombos of the UnitedNations Committee for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for participating in the workshopand thus contributing towards the high quality of debates in plenary and working groups. Wealso thank Shuaib Chalklen, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Persons with Disabilitiesfor his invaluable support and patient guidance. Our thanks also include Helene Combrinck of the University of the Western Cape and Judith van der Veen, Programme Development Officerof CBM, for their roles in successfully facilitating the workshops.We also acknowledge Jolijn Santegoeds; founder Stig Mind Rights of the Netherlands whosedocumentation of the October seminar contributed greatly to capturing the richness and valueof the event.We also thank Robin Hammond for taking photographs.