Disability in the SDGs: forming alliances and building evidence for the 2030 agenda
Hosted by the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Together with CBM, Sightsavers, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Handicap International
Date: February 18 & 19, 2016
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
With the new Sustainable Development framework proposed to guide development until 2030, the international community is in an important transition period.
The SDG framework features disability far more than its MDG predecessors, which were silent on disability concerns. Seven of the 169 targets specifically mention disability and ongoing discussions on the required global level indicators offer some hope that data disaggregation by disability will be included as a principle, alongside several specific indicators. This is an opportune time to continue to build momentum and awareness around issues of disability and development in the 2030 agenda, including the promotion of best practices and evidence which can be shared with the development community
The two-day symposium seeks to bring together researchers, activists and practitioners to discuss new research findings and debate academic and policy issues related to Global Disability, Health and Development. The objective of the symposium is to form alliances, build evidence and maintain momentum in the field of global disability and development.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures, network and contribute to oral and poster presentations.
Topics for the symposium will include:
- Evidence on Inclusive Development and Universal Access
- Measuring Disability Inclusion
- Evidence of Best Practice in Disability Programmes
We particularly welcome abstracts focusing on the topics above, including the following subtopics: Community based rehabilitation; social protection; universal health coverage; barriers to participation; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Abstract submission for oral/poster presentations has now closed, but registrations will remain open until 31st January 2016
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