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Cosmas I. B. Okoli

Cosmas I. B. Okoli, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mobility Aid and Appliances Research and Development Centre (MAARDEC), Nigeria.

MAARDEC addresses the lack of adequate mobility aids and appliances as well as the architectural and attitudinal barriers facing persons with physical disabilities in Nigeria, a country with an estimated 24 million disabled people. It facilitates rehabilitation, reorientation and integration into society by providing standard and adapted mobility aids and appliances, enabling meaningful employment and enhanced quality of life.