The discussions in Kampala focused on how Uganda can achieve the aim of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: to leave no one behind.
The charter aims to make sure people with disabilities are included in the country’s social and economic development.
The workshop aimed to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development plans, ahead of the first Global Disability Summit in July.
Gertrude was one of six candidates elected in the first round of voting, of which three are women, which has improved the committee's gender balance.
The election took place during the IDDC general assembly, held in May in Birmingham, UK. Dom has worked at Sightsavers for 13 years and has been a member of the IDDC board since 2015.
A call for better gender representation and geographical spread in the United Nations disability committee has seen 17 women from six continents put forward for election in 2018.