Imed Ouertani is an advocate and expert of the rights of persons with disabilities. Since the Tunisian revolution in 2011, he has planned, implemented and evaluated several projects.
In 2016, he obtained a master’s degree in international and comparative disability law and policy from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He became the first (BRIDGE) fellow within the International Disability Alliance and Humanity and Inclusion. During his fellowship, Mr. Ouertani provided trainings, support and mentoring to several groups, including persons with disabilities, in their advocacy actions in different regions of the world such as Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In addition, he was one of the co-facilitator of the first Bridge CRPD-SDGs article 11 provided by IDA and IDDC.
He also supported the disability persons movement in Different countries including Rwanda, Benin, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt and Madagascar through the provision of trainings and trainings of trainers. In addition, he supported their advocacies in different topics such as legal harmonization, budget analysis and social protection.
In the last years, he conducted and supported different research project, such as the assessment of the capacity of Lebanese organizations for the benefits of the Norwegian Organization of persons with disabilities. A research project for the world bank around the employment of persons with disabilities. Lastly, a research around the accountability to persons with disabilities for the benefits of CBM.