Dr. Malcolm Peat Lectureship

The Queen’s Lecture Series partnered with the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and the International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR) to bring Neema Namadamu to Queen’s University for the fifth annual Dr. Malcolm Peat Lectureship on April 20, 2023.

In this lecture, Namadamu presents "How mainstreaming persons with disability, especially women, can impact the collective heart and soundness of society,” and discusses how this approach benefits persons with a disability and their communities while sharing personal anecdotes and reflections.

Namadamu is the founder of Synergy of Congolese Women’s Associations, a forum to foster collaboration among women-led non-governmental organizations and Hero Women Rising, which gathers international support for women’s empowerment initiatives in Congo. Namadamu has received numerous awards and accolades and most recently received an award from the Congolese Organization for Peace and Reconciliation for “exemplary action in favor of peace and reconciliation in South Kivu Province of DRC” in 2021. 

Funding for this lecture has been provided by the donor established fund, the Inclusive Community Fund and generous contributions from alumni and friends.