Deaf Cochlear Implant User advocates at the United Nations for inclusive cities for all

The United Nations Youth Forum gave Qais Khan, a board member of CIICA, the unique opportunity to advocate as a young deaf person with a CI – and to ensure that people listened to what is needed to make cities accessible and sustainable and safe for all. Thanks to Bowen Tang and International Federation of Hard Of Hearing Young People for the opportunity!

From delivering speeches and meeting young leaders from around the world, these images show Qais networking at United Nations Youth Forum.


CIICA Live comes to YouTube! The World Report on Hearing and Cochlear Implant Advocacy. The evidence.

Here are the presentations from our exciting webinar! Down load our briefings at

Leo De Raeve’s introduction about CIICA and our speakers.

Paige Stringer talks about the World Report on Hearing and it’s importance for us all.

Sue Archbold shares the evidence about CI from the report to use in advocacy work download the briefing in resources.

Beatrice Cusmai challenges us to use social media and the press “we must make our wave of information that let’s people hear the sounds of life”

Eddie Mukaaya inspired us. He managed to get the government in Uganda to waive the taxes on hearing technologies!

Cathy Birman challenges us to choose one of the advocacy ideas and get active!