Vision Alliance


What is the Vision Alliance?

The Vision Alliance is an initiative of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) to create greater synergy and collaboration between the three organisations at the global, regional, and national levels for the purpose of improving the services and programmes of each organisation.

Areas for Synergy

During initial meetings of the three Vision Alliance partners, the following areas that would contribute to enhanced synergy and collaboration were identified;

  • Developing mechanisms to assure a systematic exchange of information between the three organisations.
  • Identifying common areas of mutual concern where the three organisations can work together through joint advocacy.
  • Creating common platforms where stakeholders such as parents, persons with visual impairment, voluntary organisations, educators, and ophthalmologists can work together in planning comprehensive services for persons with visual impairment

Vision Alliance: Terms of Agreement (0.842MB)


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