Shuaib Chalklen is a former Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development, serving from 2009 to 2014. He is a prominent leader who has made significant contributions to the advancement of persons with disabilities at both regional and global levels. Mr. Chalklen holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from the University of Cape Town and has studied at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and Harvard University. He has held various positions in the fields of disability, governance, and administration, including Senior Policy Analyst in the Presidency of South Africa and Chief Executive Officer of the Secretariat for the African Decade of Disabled Persons. Mr. Chalklen has worked closely with the United Nations, the World Bank, and other entities in advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the African Disability Forum, an organization that promotes the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and represents the voice of Africans with disabilities. Mr. Chalklen is a wheelchair user and is actively involved in promoting sports for people with disabilities in Africa.